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, 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

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Case Study

 
             

                          

EFFICIENCY GAIN

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

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