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    Critical Care

    Don't second guess when every second counts

    Critical Care Testing

    In urgent care environments, your patients’ needs are crucial. Enhance their experience with fast answers to empower more-informed, efficient, and effective interventions.

    Dr. Daniel Martin

    Dr. Daniel Martin, Royal Free Hospital and Professor of Preoperative and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Plymouth, UK

    Dr. Daniel Martin outlines why patients are admitted to the ICU and what's available in terms of physiological support, monitoring, and treatments. Dr. Martin uses national data from the UK to highlight clinical outcomes in patients admitted to an ICU, focusing on oxygen delivery and utilization in critically ill patients, and discusses ongoing research into this area, including his own experiences treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Available credits: P.A.C.E. and ACCENT

    Sample handling

    The results obtained from a blood gas analyzer are only as good as the proper collection and handling of the sample. For accurate results, and to avoid clots, collect the sample with a device containing electrolyte-balanced lithium heparin. Expel all air from the syringe, and immediately mix the sample thoroughly after sample draw and again before analysis. 

    Have total confidence in patient results for blood gas testing

    Optimizing your clinical operations involves everything from selecting the correct sample device to proper sample handling, adequate mixing, and immediate transport.

    Running a syringe sample

    For accurate results, and to avoid clots, collect the sample with a device containing electrolyte-balanced lithium heparin.

    Capillary sample

    Contains guidance on standards that raise laboratory and point-of-care testing quality, safety, and efficiency. 

    Arterial line draw

    Contains guidance on standards that raise laboratory and point-of-care testing quality, safety, and efficiency. 

    Arterial puncture

    Arterial blood is one of the patient specimens most sensitive to pre-analytical errors.

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