The iPhone apps have made life a whole lot easier these days. No matter what your need is, App Store has an app for that. Apart from entertainment and puzzle apps, it has a lot of useful tools too. Today, I find an app that could help medical professionals. Let me review it.
IV Therapy Helper iPhone & iPad App is a handy app that could assist in administering intravenous therapies to patients. It has two sections for setting the flow rate (Set I and Set II) and users can adjust the volume and time from here. There is a separate section to adjust the Drop Factor as 10, 20 or 60 drops/mL. Users can also manually enter the drop rate.
After providing all these required details, the treatment timer would show the flow rate, drip rate and drip interval. Users can also hear the dripping sounds at equal intervals. These crucial details can be saved in Timer’s List just by tapping the treatment timer at the bottom.
IV Therapy Helper’s Check the Flow Rate helps users find the flow rate and drip rate. They need to tap the screen for five times, every time a drop falls in the drip chamber. It can conveniently display the flow rate in mL/hr, and drip rate in drops/min. To be frank, I am not a great medical technician, but I have learned something about IV therapy for this app. It is really simple and convenient!
IV Therapy Helper can be a lifesaver if used properly. The price may look to be slightly on the higher side (US $14.99), but one must acknowledge the fact that this app can be used only by a group of people – medical professionals. It is compatible with iPhones and iPads and needs iOS 4.2 or later to run.