i‑STAT System in the Emergency Department

Gain greater control over patient management by reducing the number of steps in the complex blood-testing process

When Care Can't Wait

Overcrowding is a major patient safety concern associated with poor patient outcomes.1 And increased demand means patients often face long periods of waiting.2 In the ED, the optimal patient journey should include a maximum amount of care and a minimum amount of waiting. The i-STAT System delivers lab-quality results at the bedside and:

  • Makes a significant impact on the amount of time a patient spends in the ED2
  • Is ready to use 24/7 with no downtime for calibration or maintenance
  • Helps deliver focused, patient-centred care for an improved patient experience
 
 
                                                                           

Efficiency makes a difference in one patient's life (3:11)

Improve Operational Efficiency and Patient Satisfaction

Use of the i-STAT System can enhance patient satisfaction by minimising wait times and length of stay.3 Data from a UK hospital showed that true point of care testing with i-STAT can significantly shorten the time a patient spends in the ED:2

The results shown here are specific to one health care facility and may differ from those achieved by other institutions.

 

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Lab quality results when every minute counts

The comprehensive, yet portable, i-STAT System includes the most commonly ordered tests in critical care departments, from lactate to coagulation and troponin.

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The i-STAT System range of diagnostic tests
Lactate CG4+
Haematology CG8+, EG7+, E3+, EC4+, 6+, EC8+, EG6+, CG8+, CHEM8+
Chemistries and Electrolytes CHEM8+, EG7+, G, Crea, E3+, EC4+, 6+, EC8+, EG6+, CG8+
Cardiac Markers cTnl, CK-MB, BNP
Endocrinology β-hCG
 Blood Gases EG7+, CG8+, G3+, EG6+, CG4+
Coagulation PT/INR, ACT Kaolin, ACT Celite

Expert Insight

As time spent on blood analysis is reduced, ED staff can spend more time and attention on each patient…creating a more personal and patient-friendly environment.

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Consultant in emergency medicine

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Efficiency can be simple

The i-STAT System can provide up to a 62% reduction in ED assessment protocol steps and has shown to improve door to disposition times by 41%.2

Additionally, use of the i-STAT can improve finanical outcomes through increased efficiences in the ED and throughout the hospital.3

Patient-centered care for an improved patient experience    

Hospitals are seeking innovative technologies to transform patient care. Several EDs have had the i-STAT System integrated in their patient care process and realised significant improvements in:

The results shown here are specific to one health care facility and may differ from those achieved by other institutions.
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Door to result

By incorporating i-STAT CHEM8+ and cTnI into common order sets and protocols, a hospital reduced ED door to result times by 50 minutes.

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Patient satisfaction 

A teaching hospital improved ED patient satisfaction by 38.7% after integrating i-STAT CHEM8+, cTnI, CG4+, and PT/INR into its patient care process.    

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ED length of stay

By using i-STAT cTnI with serial testing, one large medical centre reduced ED length of stay by 58 minutes for patients with chest pain. 

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Maximising the Value of POC Testing

Understand how you can maximise the value of the i-STAT System, and realise improvements in ED metrics, including patient length of stay (3:35 min).

 
 
                                                                       

Implementing Point-of-care testing

Learn how one hospital identified i-STAT as a process-improvement solution for the ED (3:00 min). 

 
References
1. Carter EJ et al. J Nurs Scholarsh 2014;46:106-15.
2. Jarvis PRE et al. Br J Hospit Med 2014;75:397-400.
3. Abbott Point of Care.“Point-of-care testing reduces ED assessment steps and improves patient throughput.” 040158 Rev A. 09/15.
4. Bailey TM et al. Jt Comm J Qual Improv 1997;23:302-80. 

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