Monidor Oy

Monidor`s Story

The need for a new type of intravenous therapy device, such as Monidrop®, has arisen from MD Antti Puolitaival’s daily work with his patients in hospital wards.

Antti says, "I have frequently faced problems in clinical work due to inaccurate intravenous therapy. Today most of the intravenous therapy is conducted manually, which makes it inaccurate. If it is done accurately without any assistive device, it increases the nurses’ workload significantly. While thinking about a solution to the problem, I found out that a small and simple infusion monitor could help nurses in their work a lot. I was surprised that such a product did not exist on the market yet! I drew a simple picture of a monitoring device attached to a drip chamber on paper and showed it to the nurses. I asked if they would use the device in their work if it were available. The answer was almost always "Yes, of course I would use it." My doctor colleagues also considered this as an important issue, and they saw many benefits that this type of device could bring to the IV infusion therapy. Later I demonstrated the idea to a group of experts in product development. This is how the story of Monidrop, the intravenous infusion monitor, began! My dream is that accurate intravenous infusion therapy would be available for every patient."

The Monidrop infusion monitor has been designed for use in hospital wards and for home health care. It is a device that helps in the administration of an accurate amount of liquid. Monidrop thus raises the standard of basic IV therapy, overcoming the inaccuracies associated with the manual measurement. Over 90% of hospitalised patients receive IV fluid therapy, which makes it one of the most common invasive treatment procedures and a critical component of modern medicine.

The Monidrop device is small, light, and simple to use. Monidrop addresses the shortcomings of traditional infusion therapy devices, which are often too advanced and too large to be used widely in the hospital ward settings.

The need for remote monitoring soon emerged from hospital wards. The Monidor remote IV therapy monitoring was found in a health economics study* to bring savings in material costs and nurses' working time. The benefits of Monidor remote IV therapy monitoring make it the obvious choice for modern digital hospitals and home hospital environments.

*Advantages in Management and Remote Monitoring of Intravenous Therapy: Exploratory Survey and Economic Evaluation of Gravity-Based Infusions in Finland | SpringerLink