Automated Intravenous Drip System for Smart Hospital

P. Raja,V.Sivasuriya,P. Bhuvaneswar,M. Jagadish,B. Manojprabakaran

Intravenous Drip System (IDS) is used to regulate the volume of the fluid that is received intravenously, or through the bloodstream. IDS is used in hospitals, clinics and home care treatments because of its simplicity. Though the system is simple, it faces many challenges and risk deficiency of staff (nurses) and overcrowd in the hospitals. Due to a smaller number of nurses in each compartment, it is impossible for the nurse to monitors multiple patient simultaneously. If the nurse doesn’t stop the infusion system at a correct time from the patient whenever the infusion process is finished, it will result in reverse flow of blood from the patient vein into the drip tube. To overcome the problem faced in hospital, a framework is proposed. The framework consists of load cell which detect the absence of fluid by measuring IV bag. A control mechanism will immediately stop the flow of fluid without any airflow in patient’s vein when the IV bag becomes empty. In this method drip chambers are monitored and controlled using raspberry pi. This results in avoidance of reverse flow of blood.

Volume 12 | Issue 6

Pages: 1907-1914

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I2/S20201395