Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]
Acute and chronic diarrhea causes damage to a child's stomach lining and disrupts their ability to digest essential proteins. Protein energy malnutrition accounts for over half of all children's deaths in resource-limited countries. The current flow controller for IV treatment is difficult to set properly, even for health workers, and can change setting inadvertently with even slight patient movement. This can result in improper and variable administration of drugs over time.
Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]
The Acuset IV flow controller monitors drug delivery by rotation of a dial to the intended setting. It is highly accurate and can be used by untrained operators and novices. This increases safety as many patients are forced to regulate their medicine themselves. The device attaches to the IV bag so it can be reused for any amount of medicine bags and patients.
Designed by[edit | edit source]
- Designed by: Medicine Mondiale team from Design That Matters
- Manufacturer (if different):
- Manufacturer location: New Zealand
When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]
Funding Source[edit | edit source]
Saatchi & Saatchi World Changing Ideas Award finalist
References[edit | edit source]
Peer-reviewed publication[edit | edit source]
Other internally generated reports[edit | edit source]
Medicine Mondiale. (2008). Acuset IV flow controller. Retrieved December 1, 2013 from here.
Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]
Maternova. Acuset IV flow controller. Retrieved December 1, 2013 from here.