Design of a Sliding Intravenous Stand | Abstract

Global Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2319–7293



Design of a Sliding Intravenous Stand

Addy Patience Naa Kordae & BS.Srinivasan

More than 80 percentages of hospitalized patients in Ghana and other parts of the world receive intravenous therapy of one form or the other with the hope of getting better. However, most of these patients end up in worse situations due to intravenous infiltration.The purpose of this work is to identify the reasons why infiltration is very common among various settings and how the situation can be reduced if not totally eradicated.Following an engineering design process together with other engineering knowledge obtained, the issue of movements during intravenous infusion was identified and a sliding intravenous stand was developed to help in curbing the situation. The design makes provision for height adjustment, sliding through bed frame and it is relatively cheaper to existing designs.