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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155062
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Syringe Design for the Administration of an Accurate Dose
Abstract:
Syringe Design for the Administration of an Accurate Dose
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Tanaka, Noriyoshi, MA, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine / Tokai University Hospital
Title:Clinical Nurse
Co-Authors:Takeshi Toya, MA
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose: This study was carried out to assess the usability of syringes designed to promote the administration of an accurate dose. Background: Improving the quality of medical care is an urgent need. Most researchers have evaluated syringe swaps, calculation errors, and preparation errors to factor in the medical professional's viewpoint in the development of syringes. The syringe evaluated in this study was designed to overcome issues that cause difficulties in the administration of medication with strictly limited doses and to reduce the heavy reliance on the practitioner's tactile and visual senses. Methods: Seven models of a 10-mL syringe with tiny curved bumps along the surface of the plunger were developed. The models were designed to accommodate differing levels of tactile control required for administering a 1-mL injection. A commercially available standard 10-mL syringe was selected as a control for comparison with the models. Usability tests for these models were undertaken. As subjects, 32 nurses were randomly recruited and asked to evaluate each model by applying the analytic hierarchy process. The evaluation criteria were as follows: (1) ability of the plunger to stop sharply at 1-mL intervals, and (2) level of tactile feedback received when the plunger is pushed in. Results: Compared to the commercially available standard syringe, the syringes that produced tactile feedback had higher scores for the first criterion. Among the 8 test syringes, the one with wave-like bumps had the highest score for the second criterion. Conclusion: In this study, a new syringe was designed in an attempt to address the problem of inaccurate dose administration during medical treatment in the emergency department and operating theater. The results suggest that a targeted syringe design can be effective in reducing errors.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSyringe Design for the Administration of an Accurate Doseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155062-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Syringe Design for the Administration of an Accurate Dose</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tanaka, Noriyoshi, MA, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine / Tokai University Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">noritana@is.icc.u-tokai.ac.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Takeshi Toya, MA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose: This study was carried out to assess the usability of syringes designed to promote the administration of an accurate dose. Background: Improving the quality of medical care is an urgent need. Most researchers have evaluated syringe swaps, calculation errors, and preparation errors to factor in the medical professional's viewpoint in the development of syringes. The syringe evaluated in this study was designed to overcome issues that cause difficulties in the administration of medication with strictly limited doses and to reduce the heavy reliance on the practitioner's tactile and visual senses. Methods: Seven models of a 10-mL syringe with tiny curved bumps along the surface of the plunger were developed. The models were designed to accommodate differing levels of tactile control required for administering a 1-mL injection. A commercially available standard 10-mL syringe was selected as a control for comparison with the models. Usability tests for these models were undertaken. As subjects, 32 nurses were randomly recruited and asked to evaluate each model by applying the analytic hierarchy process. The evaluation criteria were as follows: (1) ability of the plunger to stop sharply at 1-mL intervals, and (2) level of tactile feedback received when the plunger is pushed in. Results: Compared to the commercially available standard syringe, the syringes that produced tactile feedback had higher scores for the first criterion. Among the 8 test syringes, the one with wave-like bumps had the highest score for the second criterion. Conclusion: In this study, a new syringe was designed in an attempt to address the problem of inaccurate dose administration during medical treatment in the emergency department and operating theater. The results suggest that a targeted syringe design can be effective in reducing errors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:30:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:30:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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