Mitigating complications caused by intravenous therapy: The IV patency monitoring device

Daniel J. Portillo, Grant Copeland, Bao Huy Vu, Omar Navarro, Gabriela Pineda, Sepehr Seifi, R. Lyle Hood, Sukhwinder Kaur, Nitin A. Das, Daniel T. DeArmond, John H. Calhoon

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Abstract

Although intravenous therapy (IV) is one of the most frequently utilized approaches for fluid delivery in modern healthcare, it is associated with some form of complication up to 40% of the time. While many complications are minor, occlusion and extravasation can prevent the delivery of a needed fluid-based intervention or cause delivery into the subdermal space, which can lead to distributed tissue damage and necrosis. To address this need, this group developed the IV patency monitoring device (IVP) to generate and analyze a small pulse wave within the IV fluid. The study hypothesis was that changes in the IV's communication with the blood stream could be detected as an alteration in this signal. This study investigated wave characteristics generated by the IVP in a benchtop tissue phantom. Results demonstrated that wave characteristics change detectably between simulated patent communication with a simulated blood stream and states of extravasation or occlusion. Future work will focus on improved detection methods and integrating a real-time alert system, which will better prepare the IVP for clinical translation and impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791883549
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2020Apr 9 2020

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020

Conference

Conference2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period4/6/204/9/20

Keywords

  • Extravasation
  • Infiltration
  • Intravenous therapy
  • IV
  • IV monitoring
  • Occlusion
  • Patency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Portillo, D. J., Copeland, G., Vu, B. H., Navarro, O., Pineda, G., Seifi, S., Lyle Hood, R., Kaur, S., Das, N. A., DeArmond, D. T., & Calhoon, J. H. (2020). Mitigating complications caused by intravenous therapy: The IV patency monitoring device. In Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020 (Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DMD2020-9041