International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research
Articles Information
International Journal of Preventive Medicine Research, Vol.4, No.3, Sep. 2018, Pub. Date: Aug. 10, 2018
The Study on Medication Vial Interface Design for Pumping Performance
Pages: 41-45 Views: 414 Downloads: 136
Authors
[01] Mei-Wei Yang, Department of Visual Communication Design, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C..
[02] Hsiu-Ching Lu, Department of Styling and Cosmetology, Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C..
[03] Rain Chen, Department of Visual Communication Design, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C..
Abstract
Needlestick incidents are a frequent type of vocational injuries of nursing personnel worldwide. Medication vials are often used in injection, and during the fine needle aspiration (FNA), medical personnel may be accidentally punctured by the needle. The present study observed 98 professional medical personnel (with an average of five years of medical experience) performing a FNA from medication vials with four types of interfaces (MV1, MV2, MV3, and MV4), while the researchers measured the subjects’ (1) FNA performance time, (2) FNA distance and (3) FNA subjective ratings. The results are as follows. First, in terms of the FNA performance time, the subjects did not show significantly differences in the FNA performance time among the four interfaces. In the case of FNA distance, the distance of MV2 was significantly better than of the other three interfaces. As for FNA subjective ratings, subjects showed the highest satisfaction with MV4. The experimental results revealed that for the interface design of medication vials, the use of a cross front sight and a yellow-blue contrast color-ring would significantly enhance the FNA distance and subjective ratings.
Keywords
Cross Front Sight, Contract Color-Ring, Medication Vials, Interface Design, Fine Needle Aspiration
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