Influenza 2019

How is your organization managing
the added pressures of flu season?


the 2017-2018 season was a virulent flu season1

From October 1, 2017 - May 19, 2018


Confirmed flu-related hospitalizations




estimated flu-related pediatric deaths

Maintaining performance during flu season

As this year's flu season continues to intensify, more patients will present to your waiting rooms, putting more strain 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 season 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, the influx of patients adds pressure on your team. 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

Enables rapid evaluation of metabolic status and renal function


lactate and blood gases
Results in Approximately 2 minutes

Accelerate 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 December 18, 2018. Accessed January 14, 2019. 2. Kwong JC, Schwartz KL, Campitelli MA, et al. Acute Myocardial Infarction after Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Infection. JM. 2018;378(4):345-353.

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