Advance care delivery by bringing critical testing patient-side


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What could happen when critical testing results are securely delivered patient-side in less than 1 minute with a system that securely connects the entire care team?

With the epoc® Blood Analysis System as the nexus of care, caregivers and the laboratory can stay connected to what’s important—being where patients need them most.

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Features & Benefits

Patient diagnosis and treatment may happen faster. The hospital may make better use of resources. Patient safety may be enhanced with a simplified testing process and integrated positive patient ID. The streamlined testing workflow could help reduce costs. Outcomes could improve, and a complete, consistent clinical picture would be accessible across the care continuum. 

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  1. POC Ecosystem

    The epoc system provides bidirectional communication with the data manager, allowing caregivers the ability for device, operator and inventory management, along with quality control. This provides the ability to proactively manage data across the hospital, giving you centralized control over decentralized testing.

  2. Secure Wireless Connection

    The epoc system leverages a wireless connection and seamless integration to data management, to allow actionable test results from each department to be available and connecting the patient, actionable test results, the care team and the therapy delivered.

    This is all accomplished by securing patient data. This data is encrypted to protect patient data against cyber attacks. The connection with data management provides encrypted end-to-end data transmission so the caregivers and the hospital can be confident that patient data won’t be compromised.

  3. Imaging

    The epoc system can provide important information about patients who may be at risk for side effects associated with iodine-based contrast media used for many radiologic diagnostic procedures. Contrast media is nephrotoxic to some patients. Risk factors include volume depletion, hypotension, renal dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, multiple myeloma, et al.

    Laboratory-quality fast creatinine results in the radiology department may lead to:

    • Improved patient disposition decisions and increased throughput
    • Reduced delays in imaging procedures if renal dysfunction is suspected
    • Choice of alternative, less nephrotoxic contrast agent or alternative imaging method
    • Improved time to intervention and treatment

    Creatinine, eGFR, BUN, BUN/Creatinine Ratio

  4. NICU/PICU

    Fast, accurate patient side blood analysis in the NICU/PICU enables caregivers to assess and respond immediately to critical parameters such as fluid loss, ventilation, metabolism, and effects from anticoagulant usage, which ultimately may result in:

    • Fewer blood draws
    • Reduced transfusions
    • Reduced risk of nosocomial infections
    • Enhanced ventilator management
    • Less than a minute to results to ensure accelerated intervention

    ABGs, Electrolytes, Glucose

  5. Central Laboratory

    The epoc system can empower laboratories to improve their responsiveness to critical patient testing requirements.

    By providing results in less than 1 minute the laboratory is positioned to:

    • Reduce testing turnaround times
    • Offer improved clinician/patient satisfaction
    • Implement centralized control of decentralized testing
    • Leverage point-of-care testing to enhance laboratory staff efficiency and resources
    • Maintain laboratory-quality testing standards

    ABGs, BMP, Lactate, Hct

  6. Transport

    Overcrowding and delays in the emergency department (ED) can put patient care in jeopardy and reduce patient satisfaction. The epoc system provides ED staff with laboratory accurate test results. With fast, reliable information at hand, providers can more quickly diagnose and care for patients. Time to treat could be greatly reduced, and patient outcomes could improve dramatically.

    When test results are available immediately, the anxiety of patients and their families can be alleviated and patient satisfaction increased.

    Laboratory-quality fast results in the ED may lead to:

    • Decreased time to treatment or diagnosis
    • Improved patient disposition decisions and increased throughput
    • Immediate response to patients presenting with emergent conditions
    • More efficient and cost-effective utilization of healthcare resources

    ABGs, BMP, Lactate, Hct

  7. Respiratory Care/ICU

    The Respiratory Care team works in a fast-paced, complex critical care environment, managing compromised patients with rapidly changing status.

    Laboratory-quality fast results in this setting may enable:

    • Improved monitoring of patient oxygenation and physiological perfusion leading to enhanced ventilator management
    • Fast response to real-time physiological changes
    • Accurate monitoring and treatment of electrolyte abnormalities
    • More efficient and cost-effective utilization of healthcare resources

    ABGs, Electrolytes, Lactate

  8. CVOR/OR

    In the OR, life-altering decisions are often made throughout surgery. Many of those decisions depend on the clinician’s ability to rapidly monitor, assess, and manage the patient’s status. The epoc system provides laboratory-accurate testing quickly and accurately during surgery. This allows surgeons, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and nurses to more readily direct their attention to the patient’s care.

    Laboratory-quality fast results in the OR may enable:

    • Improved monitoring of changes in oxygenation and physiological perfusion
    • Fast response to real-time physiological changes
    • Accurate monitoring and treatment of electrolyte abnormalities

    ABGs, Hct, cHgb, Electrolytes, Lactate

  9. NXS Host

    The epoc NXS host is a market first in handheld blood gas diagnostics to leverage the power of Android, with enhanced processing power and performance, 2GB of memory and long battery life. The slim, lightweight design incorporates a vibrant, HD resolution touchscreen that can be used with gloved fingers and features a large onscreen keyboard.

    The intuitive user interface is designed to support novices and experts and delivers a streamlined prompt-based test workflow. The software & Host provide audio and onscreen visual prompts when action is required such as the insertion of a test card (or sample injection) to guide users during the test process.

  10. Orange Card

    The epoc Blood Analysis System provides accurate results for a full panel of critical tests, including blood gas, a basic metabolic panel with hematocrit and lactate, in less than 1 minute after sample introduction at the patient’s side.

    • Test Cards are single-use and automatically calibrate prior to sample introduction.
    • The system supports arterial, venous, or capillary whole-blood samples.
    • Test Cards are bar-coded with lot number and expiration dates for built-in, automated quality assurance. The system prevents use of expired test cards.
    • Test Cards can be stored at room temperature.
    • Only 92 μL of sample is required.

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

How can enhanced safety and a simplified testing process provide confidence and peace of mind?

The epoc system lets you be where patients need you most.

The epoc system connects the entire team, so it doesn’t matter if the laboratory staff and caregivers work in different parts of the hospital. With the epoc system, they stand together to advance care delivery.

Integrated Patient Safety

Enhance patient safety with a secure, wireless connection to confirm real-time patient identification to mitigate data entry and transcription errors.

“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

Integrated Patient Safety

With easy access to test cards available at the patient’s side spend less time on more complex workflows to get actionable results.

Results can be available in less than 1 minute and accurately reflect patient’s immediate condition.

“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

Hospital bed

Patient-side testing simplifies the process, eliminating sample transport and pre-analytical sample degradation to provide accurate results.



Huntsville Hospital reduced their (sepsis) mortality rate by ~50% as art of a sepsis program.

“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

Actionable results in less than 1 minute at the patient's side.

Results reflect that patient's immediate condition, not their condition 30 minutes ago.
Scan ID Badge and Insert Test Card
Confirm Positive Patient ID
Collect Sample
Perform Test

The laboratory spends less time on complex inventory management optimizing time and resource utilization.

What does a single room temperature stable test card with barcoded expiration deliver?

The epoc system lets you be where patients need you most.


Freedom to focus on where you bring the most value to patient care.
Barcoded test cards automate quality assurance and a single room temperature stable test card streamlines inventory management.

Empowered by Design

Automated quality assurance eliminating the risk of running expired reagents further mitigating risk of diagnosis and treatment based on erroneous results.                                                                                                                                                                         

“Each reagent for the epoc has direct bar coding, ensuring easy traceability.”

Shweta Agarwal, MD, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital

Empowered by Design

Streamlined inventory management by doing away with the manual tracking of reagents once removed from refrigeration.

“The epoc system uses a single test card with all the different analytes whereas a competitor system uses multiple test cartridges for the same results. Lastly, the smart card technology of epoc reduces cost and maximizes efficiency in the hospital setting.”

Shweta Agarwal, MD, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital  

Orange Card

Test cards are barcoded to eliminate the risk of running an expired test card. 

Leverage centralized control of decentralized testing with secure, wireless communication and our POC Informatics Solutions

The epoc system provides bidirectional communication with POCcelerator data manager, allowing caregivers the ability for device, operator and inventory management, along with quality control. This provides the ability to proactively manage data across the hospital, giving you centralized control over decentralized testing.
Connected Comprehensive Care

Connected Comprehensive Care

Manage, configure, control, and troubleshoot testing on epoc, RAPIDPoint® and RAPIDLab® blood gas systems with our POC Ecosystem™ Solution. Enable the monitoring of information from every connected analyzer, including epoc Blood Analysis Systems and test devices with more than 40 manufacturers, with our POCcelerator Data Management System.

POC Ecosystem Solution

POC Ecosystem™ Solution

Whatever your device mix and wherever critical testing takes place, Siemens Healthineers’ POC Informatics help advance workforce productivity, improve clinical workflows, satisfy compliance and accreditation requirements, and optimize the management of resources.

Assays

Measured Parameters

Parameter

Unit of Measure

Measurement Range

pH

pH units

6.5–8.0

pCO2

mmHg

5-250

kPa

0.7-33.3

pO2

mmHg

5–750

kPa

0.7–100

TCO2

mmol/L
mEq/L

5-50

Na+

mmol/L
mEq/L

85–180

K+

mmol/L
mEq/L

1.5–12.0

Ca++

mmol/L

0.25–4.00

mg/dL

1.0–16.0

mEq/L

0.5–8.0

Cl-

mmol/L
mEq/L

65–140

Hct

% PCV

10–75

L/L

0.10–0.75

Glu

mmol/L

1.1–38.5

mg/dL

20-700

g/L

0.20-7.00

Lac

mmol/L

0.30–20.00

mg/dL

2.7–180.2

g/L

0.03–1.80

Crea

mg/dL

0.30–15.00

μmol/L

27–1326

BUN

mg/dL

3-120

Urea

mmol/L

1.1-42.8

mg/dL

7-257

g/L

0.07-2.57

Calculated Parameters

Parameter

Unit of Measure

Measurement Range

cHgb

mmol/L

2.0-15.5

g/dL

3.3-25

g/L

33-250

cHCO3-

mmol/L

1-85

mEq/L

cTCO2

mmol/L

1-85

mEq/L

BE(ecf)

mmol/L

30 – +30

mEq/L

BE(b)

mmol/L

-30 – +30

mEq/L

cSO2

%

0-100

GFRmdr*

mL/min/1.73m2

2–60 or >60

GFRmdr-a*

mL/min/1.73m2

2–60 or >60

GFRckd

mL/min/1.73m2

1-225

GFRckd-a

mL/min/1.73m2

1-225

GFRswz§

mL/min/1.73m2

1-275

AGap

mmol/L

-14 – +95

mEq/L

AGapK

mmol/L

-10 – +99

mEq/L

BUN/Crea

mg/mg

0.2-400.0

Urea/Crea

mmol/mmol

0.8-1615.4

mg/mg

0.4-856.8

A

mmHg

5-800

kPa

0.67-106.64

A-a

mmHg

1-800

kPa

0.13-106.64

a/A

%

0-100

fraction

0-1

Technical Details

Sample Size

 

Sample volume

At least 92 μL

 

 

Analysis

 

Time to result

Less than 1 minute

 

 

Quality Control

 

 

Eurotrol GAS-ISE Metabolites (with BUN)

Eurotrol Calibration Verification Fluids (with BUN)

Eurotrol Hct Control

Eurotrol Hematocrit Verification Fluid

 

 

Test Card

 

Calibration

Automatically performed prior to every test

Storage

15–30°C

Shelf life

Up to 5 months

 

 

Integrated Barcode Scanner

 

 

For Patient ID, Operator ID, and ampuled QC;

1D and 2D bar-code symbologies

 

 

Operating System

 

 

Android 9.0

Data Security

Patient Data encryption

Encrypted end-to-end data transmission

No hard-coded password

No user access to operating system

Communications

 

 

Real Time Wireless, LIS/HIS via data management system, POC Informatics Solutions