Droper Mechanical Infusion Pump: benefits in emergency situations
Droper Field 1000
Reclaim valuable time & manpower.
In emergency situations where intravenous infusions are necessary, ensuring patient safety should always be the primary focus.
Unfortunately, time and resources are lost when using traditional IV infusion methods such as pressure infusion cuffs and gravity infusion.
The infusion cuffs require emergency responders to constantly pump and maintain the cuff. This ultimately reduces the time and productivity of the emergency worker as they will be preoccupied with those tasks. This issue is exacerbated if there are several patients who require infusions.
The second issue with pressure infusion cuffs in emergency situations involves the fragility and finicky nature of the cuffs. During high-risk, high-intensity situations; emergency workers may unintentionally damage the infusion cuffs - especially the sphygmomanometer.
Gravity infusion requires the user to hold the infusion bag at height in order to function. Emergency workers should not need to be assigned "bag holder" for the duration of the infusion. That time can be better spent elsewhere.
These are risks and inefficiencies that can be easily mitigated with the Droper, as it is built to withstand drops, this removes the need for a sphygmomanometer and the droper can function efficiently without a permanent operator.
Designed with durability, ease-of-use and rough situations in mind, the Droper purposefully serves as a one-push solution for IV infusions.
Accommodating for altitude & gravity.
When missions involve mountainous regions, oceans, or descents into mines and caves; re-pumping and calibrating pressure infusion cuffs should be the least important issues to worry about.
Changes in altitude & gravity are obstacles encountered by first responders who operate in these environments and those who use planes & helicopters. Altitude & gravity affects the way pressure infusion cuffs and gravity drips; requiring constant micro-adjustments from the operator. This again wastes the responders valuable time and diverts attention from more crucial tasks.
The Droper operates using a spring-loaded plate that depresses when the compression cover is closed, loaded and pushed with an infusion bag. This locks into place and pressurizes the infusion bag and results in a consistent flow-rate regardless of the environment.
Consistency is key
Infusion rates using Droper means a smooth delivery, anywhere - everywhere. Expect a 95% emptying rate on uneven surfaces or areas of less or zero gravity. Positioning the Droper at a slight angle will maximise the emptying rate.
Built to last.
The Droper field 1000 has been tested extensively to ensure that the device functions in the most crucial moments.
Tests conducted consist of:
Vertical drop test from chest height - this test involved holding the device by the black handle and dropping straight down landing on the bottom edge.
Horizontal drop test from chest height - similar to the previous test, the unit was dropped horizontally landing on its side.
Endurance tests (compression mechanism) - this tested the compression mechanism of the Droper with an infusion bag present. It was shown to last over 6000+ cycles of compression.
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