Kinked IV lines are the bane of nurses and students everywhere. The beeping IV infuser also keeps patients awake, interfering with healing. We estimate that kinked IV lines are a major reason for the healtcare crisis. But today, there is promise for a solution:
The Uni-line device was invented by Lise Kagenow, a Danish nurse:
“I experienced at first hand the problems caused by kinking IV lines, which block the flow of blood infusions and drugs to patients and can increase the risk of infection. There is also a significant cost to the NHS as nurses are diverted from other tasks to change damaged drip lines, which are then discarded.”
Ms Kagenow’s solution to the problem was Uni-line, a small plastic device shaped like a horseshoe that can be easily snapped on to IV lines, holding them securely so that they do not twist when patients move. Ms Kagenow subsequently founded Novarix Ltd to commercialise the invention, with assistance from Oxford Innovation Ltd, a leading provider of services to innovators and entrepreneurs.
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