COVID Response & Emergency Preparedness

In response to COVID-19, we at Hometa are resolved to provide our products to those most affected by the pandemic. We are proud to say that both our DripAssist device and IV bags have come to the aid of healthcare facilities whose operations were heavily disrupted by the pandemic.

The DripAssist Electronic Drop Counter is a supplemental infusion rate monitor that attaches to a gravity set and monitors drops continually with 99% accuracy. DripAssist has been integral in helping clinicians who have been forced to resort to gravity infusion when they couldn’t obtain IV pumps or corresponding tubing sets due to supply chain interruptions incurred by COVID-19.

Similarly, we have been able to supply IV bags to facilities who cannot obtain product from their primary suppliers due to allocations and shortages incurred not only by COVID-19, but also by the hurricanes that devastated Puerto Rico in the fall of 2020. Our IV bags are equipped with ports for both IV prep and admin.


Please see below for more resources on how to mitigate challenges brought on by COVID-19 and other natural disasters.

2021 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice endorses Electronic Drop Counters like DripAssist

Hometa is thrilled to announce the recommendation of the use of electronic drop counters in the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice 8th Edition [Page S69 - A.1.b.] "there are also electronic drip monitors that can be used with a gravity administration set that provide more accurate rate monitoring. 1,7,9,12-16 (IV)" The Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice have long been considered [...]

Supply Management Strategies for Offsetting IV Bag Shortages

Supply Management Strategies for Offsetting IV Bag Shortages Normally, the infusion therapy device market has been considered stable with intravenous (IV) sets maintaining a level of saturation required to meet the needs of the health care sector. But as COVID-19 continues to overwhelm even the most prepared health care systems, increased demand for IV administration [...]

Tackling Infusion Supply Shortages with Innovation and Alternative Delivery Solutions

Tackling Infusion Supply Shortages with Innovation and Alternative Delivery Solutions In the wake of COVID-19, hospitals are experiencing a marked shortage of medical supplies. Notably, infusion pump supplies—used to deliver fluid and medication critical in treating complex patients—are also growing short. In April, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) concluded that health care organizations were indeed [...]

Dorothy LaCombe first to implement DripAssist in Capital Region

Hometa Announces First Implementation of DripAssist in the Capital Region Hometa is pleased to announce that our neighbors at Dorothy LaCombe Adult Healthcare Nurse Practitioner PLLC are the first healthcare facility to implement the DripAssist Infusion Rate Monitor here in the Capital Region. While the practice can consult upon and treat many different conditions, it [...]

Madigan Army Medical Center Clinical Case Study

Madigan Army Medical Center Clinical Case Study Intravenous(IV) administration of fluids and medications are a significant part of patient treatment. They are classically set through gravity with roller clamps and drip counts, or smart pump technology. In the austere environment both of these have respective limitations such as accuracy, weight, and need for power. The [...]

Disaster Preparedness and Medication Administration

Disaster Preparedness and Medication Administration In 2012, Tropical Storm Sandy created a widespread outage covering Lower Manhattan and leaving over 250,000 people without power. During the outage, two high volume Manhattan hospitals, NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, experienced back-up generator failures that forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 patients. Nearly five years later, [...]