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The flow rate calculator for EMED Technologies flow control devices, is a tool designed to assist clinicians in the selection of infusion products and their appropriate settings to ensure a safe and comfortable infusion experience. Follow these easy steps to use and understand the online flow rate calculator.

1

Select the flow control device

For fixed rate control, select Infusets, and for variable rate control, select either VersaRate or VersaRate Plus.

2

Select your country

3

Select infusion drug & enter dosage amount in milliliters

NOTE: Ensure that you are familiar with the prescribing information for your drug applicable to your country.

Some drugs also require information about the patient weight category. Select the appropriate weight category if the dropdown box appears.

4

Select the type of infusion

For people performing infusions for the first time, select Initial Infusion. For people performing regular or maintenance infusions, select the Maintenance Infusion option.

5

Select your infusion pump

6

Select an appropriate needle set

  • Needle gauge

  • Number of needles

  • Specific needle set code

7

Depending on which flow controller you're using

Select variable rate position

OR

Select Infuset code

Understanding Your Infusion Results

Total flow rate

This value represents the average total flow rate of your drug which is delivered to all of your infusion sites combined during the full duration of the infusion. It is shown in milliliters per hour (mL/hr).

Flow rate per site

This value represents the average flow rate of your drug delivered to each of your infusion sites individually during the full duration of the infusion. It is shown in milliliters per hour (mL/hr).

Dosage volume per site

The dosage volume per site is the volume of drug (in milliliters) that will be supplied through each needle to each of your infusion sites.

Infusion time

The infusion time is the expected duration that your infusion therapy session will take.

Understand The Warning Messages

The flow rate calculator has been designed to warn the user when the combination of selected infusion products may exceed the prescribing limits for the chosen drug. These warnings apply to the total flow rate for all needle sites combined, the flow rate limit per needle site, and the dosage volume allowed per needle site. Warning messages may appear in either orange or red as described below:

Warnings in orange

Warning messages that appear in orange indicate that the chosen combination of infusion products is expected to exceed the prescribed limit of that particular drug for patients performing initial infusions.

Warnings in red

Warning messages that appear in red indicate that the chosen combination of infusion products is expected to exceed the prescribed limit of that particular drug for patients performing regular or maintenance infusions.