i-STAT System in
Critical Care

Deliver test results quickly when time is of the essence

True with-patient testing with the i‑STAT System

The i-STAT System allows the critical care team to stay at the patient’s side to deliver collaborative, patient-centred care and drive performance. In four easy steps, the i-STAT System delivers diagnostic testing and record-keeping, helping critical care teams:

  • Reduce potential for errors
  • Promote collaboration among clinical teams
  • Increase family involvement and confidence
  • Reduce use of hospital resources  

Every drop matters5

The i-STAT System just requires two to three drops of blood to deliver lab-quality results. This is vital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where babies can lose up to 15% of their total circulating blood volume during a two-week stay in the NICU—blood that will not be quickly replaced by immature neonatal bone marrow.6 

Using the i-STAT System can significantly reduce blood requirements by: 

  • Eliminating re-sticks due to delays with multi-use analyzers
  • Minimising the risk of sample clotting before or during testing
  • Consolidating analytes on one cartridge 

Additionally, quality checks of sample integrity, sensors, and fluidics are automatic with each i-STAT single-use test cartridge, providing confidence and advanced performance. 

Blood Conservation in NICU

Expert Insight

"Any time you are able to stay at the bedside and get what you need while the whole team is there, is time that adds value to the patient outcome."

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Respiratory Therapist

 

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Results faster than benchtop and the central lab

The i-STAT System offers 24/7 with-patient testing, avoiding delays often seen with bench-top systems, such as transport, human distractions, maintenance and calibration. 

Results from two large UK hospitals showed the i-STAT System to be significantly quicker than two separate bench-top analysers as well as the central laboratory:1,2

Median time from blood draw to results with bench-top analyser (minutes)

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Median time from blood draw to results from the central laboratory (minutes)

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Making An Impact with the i-STAT System

i-STAT overcomes common challenges in the critical care setting. Experience from a busy, metropolitan Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)* shows that use of i-STAT provided measurable and meaningful improvements in patient care:3

  • Decreased mean time on mechanical ventilation to 2 hrs, 40 min: Reduced resource use, time to initiate physical therapy, and costs of patient care
  • Reduced LOS by 44%: Overall, decreased costs of patient care by 47%
* Timing of data assessment for results shown varied. Data on file with featured institution. The results shown here are specific to one health care facility and may differ from those achieved by other institutions.

Lab-quality results for the most commonly used tests

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

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The i-Stat System range of diagnostic tests
Lactate CG4+
Haematology CG8+, EG7+, E3+, EC4+, 6+, EC8+, EG6+, 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®

 

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References
1. Ismali F et al. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2015;23:68-75.
2. Rooney KD et al. Point of care testing decreases time to lactate results in patients with sepsis. Poster presentation 2015.
3. Abbott Point of Care. Bedside point-of-care testing: Helping advance patient care at a busy New York CVICU. CVICU Snapshot 030755 Rev A 01/13.
4. Sarr MG et al. Ann Thorac Surg 1984;38:415-23.
5. Focus on Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City. Featured Case Study. The Pulse. Winter 2013;2(2). Accessed October 2015.
6. Stockowski LA et al. Anaemia and erythrocyte transfusions in neonates. Available from www.medscape.org/viewarticle/584656. Accessed October 2015.

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