• In a prospective clinical study, an electronic intravenous (IV) rate controller was compared with a standard roller clamp for control of IV infusions. The electronic IV rate controller was associated with fewer complications and more accurate fluid therapy than was the roller clamp. There was also a substantial savings of nursing time and a potential for cost savings when the electronic IV rate controller was used.
(Arch Surg 115:70-72, 1980)
Bivins BA, Rapp RP, Powers P, Butler JL, Haack D. Electronic Flow Control and Roller Clamp Control in Intravenous TherapyA Clinical Comparison. Arch Surg. 1980;115(1):70-72. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380010058011