Overcoming common challenges in the ed

using with-patient testing solutions

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INCREASING CHALLENGES
IN EMERGENCY CARE

The demand for high-quality, efficient healthcare is escalating. Care systems are often faced with overcrowding and other operational, clinical or financial challenges. They need every resource available to support care while trying to overcome these increasing obstacles. Abbott Point of Care, with its i-STAT  blood analysers offers solutions to help meet the growing challenges faced by EDs worldwide. 

The i-STAT 1 and i-STAT Alinity systems bring testing to wherever it's needed, allowing medical staff to expedite care by performing a wide range of diagnostic tests at the patient's bedside within minutes, rather than hours, using only a few drops of blood.

HELP OPTIMISE PATIENT CARE WITH i-STAT

ACHIEVING MAXIMUM CARE WITH MINIMUM WAIT

ED overcrowding puts stress on caregivers and is a major patient safety concern associated with poor patient outcomes.1Increased ED volume can mean patients face long periods of waiting.2

In the ED, the optimal patient journey should include a maximum amount of care with minimum wait, thus hospitals are challenged to find ways to improve patient-care workflows to expedite care and reduce overcrowding. Implementing the i-STAT System can help accomplish this. 

FACILITATE REAL-TIME DECISIONS IN DIVERSE SETTINGS TO OPTIMISE CARE

i‑STAT test cartridges provide clinicians with fast results that aid in early identification of patients with urgent treatment needs or  deteriorating health and can help to identify those that are critically ill. The handheld nature of the i-STAT 1 and i-STAT Alinity analysers means blood testing can be performed at the patient’s bedside, potentially reducing the risk of contamination and cross-infection.  

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*The results shown in studies featured on this page are specific to this health care facility and may differ from those achieved by other institutions. 
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A BROAD RANGE OF DIAGNOSTIC TESTS WHEN AND WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED

Requiring only a few drops of blood and the single-use test cartridges, i-STAT analysers deliver real-time, laboratory-quality results. Testing where and when tests are needed helps foster a collaborative, patient-centered environment, while driving improved operational performance by streamlining the testing process to help accelerate patient-care decision-making. 

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THE i-STAT SYSTEM RANGE OF test cartridges
LACTATE CG4+
HAEMATOLOGY CG8+, EG7+, E3+, EC4+, 6+, EC8+, EG6+, CHEM8+
CHEMISTRIES & ELECTROLYTES CHEM8+, EG7+, G, Crea, E3+, EC4+, 6+, EC8+, EG6+, CG8+
CARDIAC MARKERS cTnl, CK-MB, BNP
ENDOCRINOLOGY Total β-hCG
BLOOD GASES EG7+, CG8+, G3+, EG6+, CG4+
COAGULATION PT/INR, ACT Kaolin, ACT Celite®


Celite®is a registered trademark of Celite Corporation

 

REALIsE PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS
 Several EDs have had the i‑STAT System integrated in their patient care process and realised significant improvements in:
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efficiency

By incorporating i-STAT cTnI into common order sets and protocols, a hospital streamlined process flow steps within the ED from 27 steps to 10 steps and reduced troponin draw-to-result time by  51 minutes.

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Admissions from ed

By implementing use of i-STAT CHEM8+ in the ED, a hospital reduced the admissions to the hospital from the ED by 14%.

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ED Length of stay

Data from a UK hospital showed that true point-of-care testing with i-STAT  can shorten the time a patient spends in the ED by 53 minutes.2


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EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESOURCES
Abbott Point of Care offers resources, such as articles, product informaton, educational videos, webinars and case studies for emergency professionals to view, learn and share. Some of these resources are highlighted below.
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 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.” 2180.1
4. Bailey TM et al. Jt Comm J Qual Improv 1997;23:302-80.
5. NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. Ambulatory care directory for adult patients. 2009.
6. Royal College of Physicians. Acute Medical Care – the right person, in the right setting – first time. Report of the Acute Medicine Task Force 2007. London. Available at: www.rcplondon.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/acute_medical_care_final_for_web.pdf [Accessed May 2019].
 

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