Case Studies

Helping advance patient care at a busy New York CVICU*

This acute-care teaching hospital has served its community for more than 125 years. This Cardio Vascular Intensive Care Unit resides within the hospital, one of the busiest medical centers in Brooklyn. At the time of this study, the CVICU had 8 beds, a 1:1 nurse-to-patient ratio and handled 350 visits per year. The CVICU’s top priority was to fully integrate the critical care team at the patient’s bedside. This would empower realtime collaboration of clinicians, nurses, respiratory therapists (RTs), and other key team members in caring for the critically ill. This CVICU, which functions as a closed unit to optimize efficiency, brought in bedside POC testing with the i-STAT® System to help advance patient care.

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

Key metrics with i-STAT


Blood Product Utilization

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Incidence of Infection

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Length of Stay

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Overall Cost of Patient Care

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 vs nat’l avg of 0.4% to 5%. Sarr MG, Gott VL, Townsend TR. Mediastinal infection after cardiac surgery (collective review).

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With POC testing, the CVICU met its distinct goals:

  • Integrate full Patient-Care team at bedside
  • Improve use of RT Resources
  • Reduce cost of Medical Services Provided
  • Improve Patient/Family Satisfaction

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