i-STAT advanced quality features

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Five advanced features customizable to your POC needs

i-STAT Advanced Quality Features (AQF) help optimally manage a point-of-care (POC) testing program 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 program.  i-STAT AQF  provides accurate, bedside results that can maximize clinical outcomes and the patient experience while minimizing 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 qc 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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Customizable ranges
 

Customizable 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 POC testing competency
  • May reduce management and oversight required from POC 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
  • Promotes compliance with The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal #1: Improve the accuracy of patient identification1
  • 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 cases2

*Available on certain data management systems

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References
1. 2015 National Patient Safety Goals. The Joint Commission website. Accessed April 16, 2015.
2. 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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