Advance care delivery by bringing critical testing patient-side

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

Single-use, Full Panel Testing

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.

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.

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.

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?

Hospital bed

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

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

Traditional testing models require multiple steps including transport to a stationary analyzer which takes up precious time that may delay availability of results.

“We are talking 30 mins on a test and that is a STAT because that is just the process. That’s just how long it takes there’s nothing you can do about that”
Kristie Campbell, Huntsville Hospital

 

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

Scan ID Badge and Insert Test Card

Results reflect that patient's immediate condition, not their condition 30 minutes ago.

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?

Orange Card

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

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

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

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

Parameter

Unit of Measure

Measurement Range

pH

pH units

6.5–8.0

pCO2

mmHg
kPa

5-250
0.7-33.3

pO2

mmHg
kPa

5–750
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
mg/dL
mEq/L

0.25–4.00

1.0–16.0
0.5–8.0

Cl-

 

mmol/L
mEq/L

65–140

Hct

% PCV
L/L

10–75
0.10–0.75

Glu

mmol/L
mg/dL
g/L

1.1–38.5
20-700
0.20-7.00

Lac

mmol/L
mg/dL
g/L

0.30–20.00
2.7–180.2
0.03–1.80

Crea

mg/dL
μmol/L

0.30–15.00
27–1326

BUN

mg/dL

3-120

Urea

mmol/L
mg/dL
g/L

1.1-42.8
7-257
0.07-2.57

Parameter

Unit of Measure

Measurement Range

cHgb

mmol/L
g/dL
g/L

2.0-15.5
3.3-25
33-250

cHCO3-

mmol/L
mEq/L

1-85

cTCO2

mmol/L
mEq/L

1-85

BE(ecf)

mmol/L
mEq/L

30 – +30

BE(b)

mmol/L
mEq/L

-30 – +30

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

1-225

AGap

mmol/L
mEq/L

-14 – +95

AGapK

mmol/L
mEq/L

-10 – +99

BUN/Crea

mg/mg

0.2-400.0

Urea/Crea

mmol/mmol
mg/mg

0.8-1615.4
0.4-856.8

A

mmHg
kPa

5-800
0.67-106.64

A-a

mmHg
kPa

1-800
0.13-106.64

a/A

%
fraction

0-100
0-1

Technical Specifications

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