Emergency Department

Gain greater control over patient management by reducing the number of steps in the complex blood-testing process
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Deliver the right care at the right time

Recent legislation is demanding a change in the way health care is delivered. As the system transforms from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, EDs must use only those resources necessary to improve quality of care, delivered with greater efficiency.  

The i‑STAT System is an Innovative Solution that: 

  • Streamlines the complexity of traditional lab processing
  • Uses a comprehensive menu of tests, including those most commonly used in the Emergency Department including cardiac markers, blood gases, lactate, chemistries and electrolytes.
  • Provides lab-quality test results in minutes1 which can accelerate patient care decision-making and expedite time to treatment
  • Improves patient flow, shortens door-to-disposition times, and reduces overall ED length of stay1,2,3
  • Supports hospitals in maintaining compliance with evidence-based guidelines2
  • Optimizes acuity-based care and utilization of resources when i-STAT was used early in ED patient assessments4

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Results in action


Collaborating to thrive in this Environment

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

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Door to Result

By incorporating i-STAT and cTnl into common order sets and protocols, a Texas 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+, cTnl, CG4+, and PT/INR into its patient care process.

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ED Length of Stay

By using i-STAT cTnl with serial testing, one of Florida's busiest EDs reduced length of stay by 58 minutes for chest pain patients.

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Case Studies
 
                   

Efficiency Gains

See how efficiency made a difference in one patient's life (3:11).

 
      

IMPLEMENTING POINT-OF-CARE TESTING

Learn how one hospital identified i-STAT as a process-improvement solution for the ED (2:57).

Intended Use for cTnl Cartridge
The i-STAT cardiac troponin I (cTnl) test is an in vitro diagnostic test for the quantitative measurement of cardiac troponin I (cTnl) in whole blood or plasma. Measurements of cardiac troponin I are used in the diagnosis and treatment of myocardial infarction and as an aid in the risk of stratification of patients with acute coronary syndromes with respect to their relative risk of mortality.
Intended Use for (CG4+) Lactate Cartridge
The test for lactate, as part of the i-STAT System, is intended for use in the in vitro quantification of lactate in arterial, venous, or capillary whole blood. The i-STAT lactate test is useful for (1) the diagnosis and treatment of lactic acidosis in conjunction with measurements of blood acid/base status, (2) monitoring tissue hypoxia and strenuous physical exertion, and (3) diagnosis of hyperlactatemia.
References
1. Apple FS, Murakami MM, Christenson RH, et al. Analytical performance of the i-STAT cardiac troponin I assay. Clin Chim Acta. 2004;34:123-127
2. Ryan R, Lindsell C, Hollander J, et al. A multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing central laboratory and point-of-care marker testing strategies: The disposition impacted by serial point of care markers in acute coronary syndroms (DISPO-ACS) trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2009;53:321-328
3. Hsiao, AL, Santucci KA, Dziura J, et al. A randomized trial to access the efficacy of point-of-care testing in decreasing the length of stay in a pediatric emergency department. Ped Emer Care. 2007;7:457-462
4. Soremekun, OA, Datner, EM, Banh, S, et al. Utility of point-of-care testing in ED triage. Am J of Emerg Med. (2013) 21, 291-296.

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