Influenza 2018

As the flu outbreak continues, with-patient testing solutions can enable you to make timely care decisions


A virulent flu season

Since October 1, 2017:


flu-related hospitalizations1


FLU-Related pediatric deaths1


Mortality rate among patients with influenza & pneumonia1

Maintaining performance during an outbreak

This year’s flu outbreak only continues to intensify, with the majority of cases being the H3N2 strain.1

As more patients present to your waiting rooms, more strain is put on your organization. Long wait times hurt patient satisfaction, growing patient volumes put additional pressure on staff, and the inability to obtain timely test results can impede the delivery of high-quality care.

As the flu outbreak continues, with-patient testing solutions can enable you to make timely care decisions




Better inform your course of care during flu season with the i-STAT System

Complications due to influenza can arise quickly. This means your team needs to rapidly assess patients so you can direct your resources where they are needed most. Influenza patients of all ages are at risk of developing worsening conditions. Influenza can progress quickly—leading to complications such as pneumonia, sepsis and increased risk of mortality. Chances of a heart attack are increased six-fold during the first seven days after a flu infection.2

As we enter the height of flu season, your team will continue feeling pressure as you treat an influx of patients. A patient stratification strategy including i-STAT can help you quickly prioritize resources and continue to deliver the highest quality care.

Basic Metabolic Panel
Results in Approximately 2 minutes

Transform the evaluation of metabolic status and renal function


lactate and blood gases
Results in Approximately 2 minutes

Transform the evaluation of respiratory complications and risk stratification of sepsis


Cardiac Troponin I
Results in Approximately 10 minutes

Transform the process of diagnosing and managing myocardial infarction



To receive more information about how your organization can better manage the added pressures of Flu season with the i-STAT System.

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References: 1. Influenza (Flu). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published February 2, 2018. Accessed February 7, 2018. 2. Kwong JC, Schwartz KL, Campitelli MA, et al. Acute Myocardial Infarction after Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Infection. New England Journal of Medicine. 2018;378(4):345-353.

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