Intravenous fluid flow rates using two different flow control devices, the Dial-A-Flo® and the roller clamp.

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Nursing
Department Nursing
Author Healey, John Patrick
Title Intravenous fluid flow rates using two different flow control devices, the Dial-A-Flo® and the roller clamp.
Date 1981-12
Description This study compared the intravenous fluid flow rates of two different flow control devices, the Dial-A-Flo® and the roller clamp. Thirteen different solution administration sets from three different companies, four different solutions and six rates were tested over a four hour interval. Of the four solutions tested, one, the hyperalimentation solution with the Dial-A-Flow® could not be calibrated. The other three solutions, 5% Dextrose in Water, normal saline, and 10% Dextrose in Water were calibrated as prescribed by the Sorenson Research Company§s directions. This study identified two major variables that afffected the delivery of intravenous fluid, the Dial-A-Flo® / roller clamp effect and the administration set effect. Of the solutions that could be calibrated, it was determined that the Dial-A-Flow delivered a significantly higher percent of expected fluid volume than the roller clamps. This study also indicated that microdrip administration sets delivered a significantly higher percent of expected fluid volume than did the macrodrip administration sets.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Instrumentation; Protocols
Subject MESH Infusions, Parenteral; Nursing
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of "Intravenous fluid flow rates using two different flow control devices, the Dial-A-Flo® and the roller clamp." Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Print version of "Intravenous fluid flow rates using two different flow control devices, the Dial-A-Flo® and the roller clamp. available at J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collection. RC 39.5 1981 H43.
Rights Management © John Patrick Healey.
Format Medium application/pdf
Identifier us-etd2,22243
Source Original: University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (no longer available).
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Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2012-04-23
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cc1fcd