Make patient-side testing the nexus of care hospital-wide with the epoc Blood Analysis System

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What would be the outcome when crucial testing results are safely delivered to the patient in less than a minute by a system that securely links the complete care team?

The epoc® Blood Analysis System from Siemens does just that. It is the nexus of care, enabling caregivers and the laboratory to stay connected to what is considered to be essential — being where patients require them the most.

Features and benefits

The epoc® system connects actionable test results, the patient, the care team and the therapy they deliver. Patient diagnosis and treatment might occur faster. The hospital may make good use of resources.

Patient safety might be improved by a streamlined testing process and combined positive patient ID. The smooth testing workflow could help decrease charges. Results can be enhanced, and a full, constant clinical picture would be accessible throughout the care continuum.

Blood analysis system for advanced critical testing

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Healthcare providers tend to spend more time with the patient to achieve faster diagnosis and treatment decisions.

How can improved safety and a streamlined testing process offer peace of mind and confidence?

The epoc® system links the entire team, so it does not matter if the laboratory staff and caregivers work in different parts of the hospital. Thanks to the epoc® system, they stand collectively to progress care delivery.

The purpose of the 2017 National Patient Safety Goals is to improve patient safety. Two goals highlighted to address problems were to identify patients correctly and improve staff communication.

The Joint Commission Accreditation Hospital

The system also enables patient safety to be enhanced with a secure, wireless connection to affirm patient identification in real-time to mitigate transcription and data entry errors.

The immediate introduction at the bedside of a patient’s blood sample into an epoc test card minimizes preanalytical sample degradation.

Clarke Woods, BS, and Dave Culton, BA, Pinnacle Health

As test cards are easily accessible at the patient's side, laboratory staff and caregivers can spend less time on more complex workflows to get actionable results.

Results can be available in less than one minute and accurately represent the patient's current condition.

Conventional testing models necessitate several different steps, including transport to a stationary analyzer which may take up valuable time that could, in turn, delay the availability of results.

We are talking 30 mins on a test and that is a STAT because that is just the process. Thast's just how long it takes there's nothing you can do about that.

Kristie Campbell, Huntsville Hospital

Transforming care delivery at Huntsville Hospital

As part of a sepsis program, Huntsville Hospital brought down their (sepsis) mortality rate by about 50%.

For every hour you wait to give an antibiotic, the mortality for that patient increases 8%, so now that we have the handheld device, the nurse can get those results within 3 minutes, and we know how to treat that patient.

Carissa Hicks, RN, Huntsville Hospital