i-STAT advanced quality features

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i-STAT Advanced Quality Features (AQF) help optimally manage a point-of-care (POC) testing programme by improving compliance, oversight, and control to help drive operational excellence. 
 

As your partner in innovation, we’re committed to providing and implementing solutions that are designed to support optimal management of your POC testing programme.  i-STAT Advanced Quality Features provide accurate, bedside results that can maximise clinical outcomes and the patient experience while minimising costs. 

Five advanced features customisable to your POC needs

Provide accurate, bedside results that can maximise clinical outcomes and the patient experience while minimising costs. 

Quality Control
 

Liquid quality control pass/fail determination

  • Streamlines and simplifies the liquid quality control (QC) process—electronic value assignment sheets are downloaded and transferred to handheld upon docking
  • Helps reduce risk of manual errors in the liquid QC process

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scheduling & Lockout
 

Liquid scheduling and lockout

  • Helps ensure QC is completed successfully and on schedule; otherwise, further patient testing is prevented
  • Extends the laboratory’s control over POC testing, regardless of where it is performed and who is performing it
  • Helps laboratories maintain compliance with regulatory guidelines, reducing risk and consequences of noncompliance

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Customisable ranges
 

Customisable reportable ranges

  • Allows the laboratory to set the upper and lower limits of measurement in accordance with your health care facility’s policies
  • Provides greater control over test reporting on the i‑STAT handheld

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competency Notification
 

Operator competency notification

  • Informs operators through the i-STAT handheld when their recertification deadline is approaching
  • Empowers staff members to take ownership of their i-STAT System testing competency
  • May reduce management and oversight required from i-STAT System programme coordinators

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positive patient id
 

Positive patient ID*

  • Helps ensure proper patient identification using admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) information, displaying the patient’s name, birthdate, and gender on the i-STAT handheld screen
  • Advances patient safety by reducing the risk of patient testing errors and adverse events due to patient ID mistakes—shown to occur in 1 of every 18 cases1

*Available on certain data management systems

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References
1. Valenstein PN, Raab SS, Walsh MK. Identification errors involving clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists q-probes study of patient and specimen identification errors at 120 institutions. Arch Path Lab Med. 2006;130:1106-1113.

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