The i-STAT 1, i-STAT Alinity and Piccolo Express systems help deliver collaborative, patient-centered care and can drive performance in a variety of healthcare settings. In just minutes, i-STAT analyzers can deliver lab-quality results and accurate record-keeping — without leaving the patient's side. This allows healthcare professionals to quickly respond to any need and condition where and when care is needed.
A healthcare institution providing medical treatment to patients with specialized medical and nursing staff and equipment, usually on an in-patient basis
Outpatient: Settings for diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries on an outpatient basis.
Long-term Care: Skilled nursing settings, nursing homes, Long -term chronic and Long-term acute care hospitals, Post-Acute Care settings.
The i-STAT System allows for critical testing at the patient’s side, providing fast, reliable, diagnostic, treatment, and prognostic indicators offering the potential for even the smallest hospital to improve both system efficiency and patient care.
Critical care departments include a wide range of specialty areas that administer care to many of the hospital’s most critically ill patients. With ICU costs constituting a large portion of total hospital costs, (accounting for 8%–30% of total hospital budget)1, and a patient bed in an ICU costing the hospital as much as 3 times more than the cost of a bed in the non-icu,2 hospital administrators are challenged daily to help reduce costs. The i-STAT System offers solutions to help achieve these goals.
ED overcrowding puts stress on caregivers and is a major patient safety concern associated with poor patient outcomes.3 Increased ED volume can mean patients face long periods of waiting4 which can be a key obstacle to timely patient treatment and disposition. Having accurate results sooner can accelerate triage and treatment decisions that can help EDs overcome these challenges.
Because of the delicate nature of surgery, real-time test results are often critical, yet results from the central lab can take 60 minutes5 or more. Costly challenges, such as surgical cancellations, can add up, while the sharing of benchtop blood-gas-analysis systems among operating rooms can cause delays due to the nurse having to leave the room, the system already being in use or frequent calibration requirements. The variables can potentially increase staffing requirements and impact patient care. Analysis via bench-tops (where the operating room assistant must leave the room to perform tests) can be costly, as well as potentially increase staffing requirements and impact patient care.
In the Cath Lab, it’s important that both activated clotting time (ACT) and blood gas results are readily available.
The i-STAT System offers quick results for most tests needed for surgery on a single, portable platform, while providing all tests needed in the Cath Lab with better reproducibility than some benchtop systems.6
Bedside testing can be a valuable resource that can help improve efficiencies and maintain quality while relieving pressure on the lab. By reducing the number of test requests and call-back procedures, lab staff is freed from routine testing and can focus on more complex, time-consuming tests and high-volume, reference-lab testing. Integrating a POC testing system into lab processes can promote patient-centric care, increase lab efficiency, and help reduce costs
Millions of contrast medium-assisted radiological examinations are conducted each year. However, these procedures are not without risk of adverse events. Renal failure due to the administration of contrast media is reported to be the third most common cause of in-hospital renal failure, after hypotension and surgery.7 Another danger in performing radiological investigations in women of childbearing age is pregnancy status. Assessing pregnancy status can cause delays in processing patients for investigations.8
In the respiratory therapy area, point-of care testing enables rapid analysis of blood gases so respiratory therapists can gain a greater degree of control over a patient's respiratory condition. With many current testing models, the RT must leave the bedside for blood analysis, taking time away from the patient and necessary breathing treatments.
Testing with the i-STAT System allows RTs to more fully integrate with the care team at the patient's bedside.
In addition to the obvious benefits to medical staff and patients, economic benefits can result from the adoption of a with-patient testing platform.
The i-STAT and Piccolo systems allow for diagnostic testing at or near the patient, providing lab accurate test results in minutes9.
Having results quickly allows the provider to make informed care decisions during the patient visit, which can improve patient satisfaction2, and reduce costs3
Point of Care testing in the Urgent Care environment can help centers of all sizes and profiles lower the overall cost of care and optimize resource utilization by improving efficiency.3
Reducing wait times and having the ability to make informed care decisions during the visit can also improve patient satsifaction10,13.
The i-STAT and Piccolo Point of Care systems make testing fast and simple for staff with fully automated systems12 that allow providers to review results and determine patients’ ability to receive treatment on site. These testing platforms provide proven accuracy and precision.1
Point of Care testing in the Ambulatory Surgery Center may help to avoid procedure cancellations and delays due to missing lab results. The i-STAT and Piccolo systems provide proven accuracy and precision9 with pre, intra, and post-op testing.
Point of Care testing is ideal in the primary or specialty physician practice by helping to reduce wait times10, reduce costs and optimize resource utilization11, and by allowing the provider to make informed clinical decisions during the patient visit. Point of Care testing may also lead to a significant reduction in the number of tests ordered11. This eliminates the need for patient call-backs by staff, adding to the overall efficiencies and resource utilization of a practice.Reducing wait times and having the ability to make informed care decisions during the visit can also improve patient satsifaction10,13.
Transform emergency medical care with fast, lab-accurate testing in the field. Make more informed treatment decisions quickly and confidently. Bring lab-quality testing to remote populations and locations, and testing centers.10,13
For skilled nursing facilities (SNF), nursing homes, post-acute care (PAC) facilities, and long-term acute and chronic care hospitals, transform patient care with in-facility testing. Reduce the risk of avoidable readmissions and CMS interrupted stay penalties.
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