The Impact of POC Testing on the Quality and Efficiency of Patient Care in the Emergency Department
August 23, 2016
Webinar presented by Tim Harris, MD, Prof., Emergency Medicine, QMUL and Barts Health, London, England
The ABL90 FLEX PLUS blood gas analyzer is designed for point-of-care testing in busy clinical environments, such as the ED, ICU, NICU or the delivery room where fast results from a very small blood sample are vitally important to make critical diagnostic decisions.
The ABL90 FLEX PLUS analyzer gives you reliable results in only 35 seconds on 19 parameters – blood gas, electrolytes, metabolites and co-oximetry – from a syringe, capillary tube or vacutainer.
All on one blood sample of only 65 µL.
This extended panel of critical parameters within blood gas testing gives you more clinical insight here and now, allowing you to act on results and make life-saving diagnostic decisions.
With the new addition of creatinine and urea to the blood gas testing menu, the ABL90 FLEX PLUS blood gas analyzer offers the world’s broadest range of critical care parameters on a compact platform.
Creatinine and urea results at the point of care can give you fast insight into the kidney status of your critically ill patient.
Watch the video and see how the ABL90 FLEX PLUS blood gas analyzer sets new standards for time to results, ease of use, parameter panel and reliability.
Fast and accurate test results are crucial to overcome the challenge of overcrowding in the emergency department (ED).
Creatinine results at the point of care allow you to identify patients at risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) as well as to quickly assess your patient's kidney status before CT or MRI scans to determine if there’s a risk of contrast-induced nephropathy [1-3].
Also, creatinine and urea results can help you assess dehydration as well as identify the origin of gastrointestinal bleeding [1,2].
With creatinine and urea as STAT parameters, you can make your diagnostic decisions faster during triage and improve patient flow in the ED – two significant improvements in processes.
In the ICU, getting the necessary results quicker will enable you to make more informed decisions about the treatment of your patient.
In the ICU, creatinine and urea results can:
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Meet our dedicated engineers who spent more than a decade focusing on breaking the code for developing creatinine and urea for point-of-care testing.
In the NICU, at-risk neonates require close surveillance, as undetected changes in blood gas levels may result in severe damage to a neonate's health.
With its special blood-conserving MicroMode measurement for the NICU and delivery rooms, the ABL90 FLEX PLUS blood gas analyzer provides 17 critical parameters - blood gases, glucose, lactate, hemoglobin, bilirubin and more - from a very small sample volume of just 45 µL.
And by adding another 20 µL of blood to your sample, you can now get results on creatinine and urea also.
This means greater focus on neonate safety and comfort.
Pioneers in blood gas testing, Radiometer offers a wide range of blood gas analyzers to match your hospital's needs
Safety-engineered blood gas syringes and capillary tubes to reduce preanalytical errors
By Chris Higgins
3. Acute care testing handbook. Radiometer Medical ApS, 2700 Brønshøj, Denmark, 2014. As accessed on http://www.radiometer.com/en/knowledge-center/handbooks/acute-care-testing-handbook.