Infusion Profiler: an Architecture for Generation of Operational Profiles for Intravenous Infusions
Keywords: Biomedical Instrumentation, Gravitational Intravenous Infusion, Electromechanical Intravenous Infusion, Automated Infusion Profile Generation
AbstractInfusions intravenous are among the most common hospital procedures and use different industrial, medical devices. But these medical devices, so far, have a high volume of adverse events in their operation. Considering this situation, this paper presents the architecture conception of an Infusion Profiler, a novel software/hardware approach that allows an agile, automated generation of operational profiles of gravitational and electromechanical intravenous drug delivery, avoiding the high time demanded by actual infusions measurements. The Infusion Profiler uses a mixture of measured data from industrial infusion pumps and mathematical modeling to allow the generation of different intravenous infusion profiles. The Pearson Linear Correlation coefficient analysis demonstrates the equivalence between the generated profiles and the measured ones. This is the first architecture able to generate gravitational and electromechanical intravenous infusions profiles to the best of the author's knowledge. A case study using data from real industrial devices indicated promising results for the Infusion Profiler Architecture, encouraging study and research efforts.