The Need

Misdosing of liquid medications in children is a common occurrence and can have serious consequences. Studies show that 40-60% of parents make errors when giving children liquid medication. (1,2)

In the case of liquid Anti Retroviral Medications (ARVs) for HIV-positive infants and children, delivering the accurate dose of medication is critical to ensuring proper treatment. In low-resource settings with high HIV/AIDS rates, caregivers may lack literacy and numeracy skills, and therefore will struggle to administer the correct dosages of liquid ARVs.

The Solution

The concept for the DoseRight™ Clip was developed as part of a global health program at Rice University to address the important need for accurate dispensing of liquid medication to pediatric patient populations in developing country settings.

The DoseRight™ Syringe Clip allows for accurate measurement of liquid when using an oral syringe. The Syringe Clip is designed specifically to work with certain syringe brands and models.

(1) Simon HK, Weinkle DA. Over‐the‐counter medications: do parents give what they intend to give?
      Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997;151(7):654–656.
(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.