The DoseRight Syringe Clips were originally designed for low-resource settings, and their simple design allows for cost-effective manufacturing. DoseRight Syringe Clips are multi-use and can be reused for the same dosage amount given to the same patient.
The DoseRight Syringe Clip acts as a stopping mechanism that presets to the correct dose without ever contacting the medication. Evaluations in Houston and Malawi have shown that the DoseRight Syringe Clip improves dosing accuracy.3
The DoseRight Syringe Clips are made of polypropylene and range in dosing volume from 0.5mL to 5.0mL in half mL graduations. They are embossed with the dosage achieved by the specific Clip. The Clips are color coded so users can easily differentiate the size and dosage.
The DoseRight Syringe Clips can be affixed by a healthcare professional, caregiver, or the patient themselves. Thus, they provide a simple method for accurate medicine administration regardless of literacy level, visual acuity, or manual dexterity.
The DoseRight Syringe Clips range in dosing volume from 0.5mL to 5.0mL in half mL graduations, and are packaged in small bags of 20 clips.
The current model of DoseRight Syringe Clip is compatible with a Becton-Dickinson™ Brand, 5mL Oral Syringe. The syringe is sold separately.
The DoseRight Syringe Clips are patent pending.
To discuss specific program requirements please contact us directly.
A range of medications are administered in liquid form, including Anti-Retroviral medications (ARVs) for HIV-positive infants and children. Delivering the accurate dose of medication is critical to ensure proper treatment and prevent viral resistance. In regions where HIV/AIDS rates are highest and education rates are low, caregivers may lack literacy and numeracy skills and therefore struggle to administer the correct dosages of ARVs.
DoseRight Syringe Clips were originally developed by a team of students at Rice University in the Beyond Traditional Borders program. In 2010, the students demonstrated the clips to pharmacists and pediatricians caring for HIV-infected children in Swaziland. Learn more about DoseRight’s impact here.
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(2) Yin HS, Dreyer BP, Van Schaick L, Foltin GL, Dinglas C, Mendelsohn AL. Randomized controlled trial of a pictogram‐based intervention to reduce liquid medication dosing errors and improve adherence among caregivers of young children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008; 162(9):814‐ 822.
(3) Spiegel GJ, Dinh C, Gutierrez A, Lukomnik J, Lu B, Shah K, Slough T, Yeh PT, Mirabal Y, Gray LV, Marton S, Adler M, Schutze GE, Wickham H, Oden M, Richards-Kortum R. Design, evaluation, and dissemination of plastic syringe clip to improve dosing accuracy of liquid medications. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013; 41(9):1860-1868.
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