Design and Development of an Automated Electronic System for Intravenous Infusion Control, Monitoring and Alerting
Intravenous simply means “within a vein.” People of all ages who are ill, hurt, dehydrated, or going through surgery use it. Compared to conventional manual techniques, automated IV infusion systems may provide improved accuracy, consistency, efficiency, flexibility, and monitoring increase patient safety, and raise the standard of care delivered by medical professionals. The project’s objective was to design and implement a fully automated low-cost user-friendly portable embedded-based system for monitoring, ceasing, and alerting intravenous infusion. This can be installed in hospitals, clinics, medical offices, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis centers, nursing homes, and mental health and addiction treatment centers to monitor, cease and alert IV status to medical assistants. Successful design and implementation of an automated system that controls the intravenous infusion, stop the infusion when there’s no fluid inside, sends an alert to the smart device in the nursing room, and continuously updates the intravenous infusion status. Arduino Uno was considered the heart of the device, as it controls all the functions of the device. For connecting the device to the cloud, the ESP826601 WiFi module was used. Blynk was the IoT platform used to display the status of IV infusions. User can enter their username and password using a 4x4 matrix keypad and displays the details via a 16x2 LCD. Based on that, the system was expected to validate the entered user credentials and BMI details to automatically stop the IV infusion and alert medical professionals by monitoring the IV drip infusion. The system’s design and development increased patient safety while decreasing risk elements during infusion. The proposed system can be used to monitor the drip infusion of several patients from the nurse station.
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