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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/613970
Title:
Effect of Pneumatic Tubing on Regular Insulin Concentration
Author:
Wong, Bryant; Mopera, Deo; Bergstrom, Eric
Affiliation:
College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2016
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Abstract:
Objectives: To describe the effect of time spent in pneumatic tube system on the concentrations of bags of regular insulin. Methods: Twelve intravenous bags of regular insulin in normal saline with a concentration of one unit per milliliter were prepared, with six bags acting as the control group and six bags as the experimental group. Bags in the experimental group were transported to stations labeled X, Y, and Z which were at varying distances from the pharmacy. Bags in the control group were walked the same tube stations. Three samples from each bag were analyzed using the ValiMed™ medication validation system before and after transport and the standard deviations (SDs) from the mean were recorded. Results: At baseline there were no statistically significant differences in the standard deviations (SDs) between the control and experimental group (p = 0.1008). SDs after transport compared to baseline SDs produced statistically significant differences (p < 0.005) except for the control group transported to tube station Z (p = 0.0867). Conclusions: The SDs after either transport produced a statistically significant difference when compared to baseline except for one group of insulin bags. This indicates that concentration may not be affected by method of delivery, since statistically significant difference occurred regardless of transport method. It appears to be safe to transport insulin IV infusion bags by pneumatic tube system.
Description:
Class of 2016 Abstract and Report
Keywords:
pneumatic tubing; insulin concentration
Advisor:
Bergstrom, Eric

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorBergstrom, Ericen
dc.contributor.authorWong, Bryanten
dc.contributor.authorMopera, Deoen
dc.contributor.authorBergstrom, Ericen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T20:20:18Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-21T20:20:18Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613970-
dc.descriptionClass of 2016 Abstract and Reporten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To describe the effect of time spent in pneumatic tube system on the concentrations of bags of regular insulin. Methods: Twelve intravenous bags of regular insulin in normal saline with a concentration of one unit per milliliter were prepared, with six bags acting as the control group and six bags as the experimental group. Bags in the experimental group were transported to stations labeled X, Y, and Z which were at varying distances from the pharmacy. Bags in the control group were walked the same tube stations. Three samples from each bag were analyzed using the ValiMed™ medication validation system before and after transport and the standard deviations (SDs) from the mean were recorded. Results: At baseline there were no statistically significant differences in the standard deviations (SDs) between the control and experimental group (p = 0.1008). SDs after transport compared to baseline SDs produced statistically significant differences (p < 0.005) except for the control group transported to tube station Z (p = 0.0867). Conclusions: The SDs after either transport produced a statistically significant difference when compared to baseline except for one group of insulin bags. This indicates that concentration may not be affected by method of delivery, since statistically significant difference occurred regardless of transport method. It appears to be safe to transport insulin IV infusion bags by pneumatic tube system.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectpneumatic tubingen
dc.subjectinsulin concentrationen
dc.titleEffect of Pneumatic Tubing on Regular Insulin Concentrationen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
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