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i-STAT 1 AnalyserProduct Code: AB-4P7501
The i-STAT®1 blood gas analyser is portable, easy to use and performs a complete panel of tests from a single platform - enabling you to more quickly and effectively monitor and manage your patients.
This revolutionary, handheld analyser provides reliable test results in just minutes, using as little as two drops of blood and a test cartridge making it invaluable in near patient testing applications. Widely used in the critical care of COPD patients using the G3+ cartridge.
The i-STAT®1 blood gas analyser performs a comprehensive panel of critical tests. Utilising self-contained test cartridges, along with the Precision PCx™ and PCx Plus™ glucose test strips, the i-STAT®1 system delivers lab-accurate testing for blood gases, electrolytes, chemistries, coagulation, haematology, glucose and cardiac markers (cTnI).
The i-STAT®1 blood gas analyser is portable, reliable and includes these important features:
- Easy To Use
Cartridges are self-contained and the system is simple to learn and operate.
Requires no special sample preparation or user calibration, maintenance is minimal.
Features ergonomically designed soft keys for comfort and ease of use.
- Lab-Accurate Results
Advanced biosensor technology and real time quality assurance provides extremely accurate testing.
Small Sample Size
Just a few drops of blood per cartridge.
- Ready When You Need It
Test results in as little as two minutes.
Near patient testing is as easy as entering the operator and patient information into the handheld, inserting one of the several testing cartridges and then viewing the results.
- The system prompts users step by step through the testing process.
- Operator and patient information can be entered via barcode scanner.
- Operator lockout prevents unauthorised users from performing or viewing test results.
- Test results are uploaded automatically when the i-STAT®1 analyser is placed in a downloader.
Unit Size: 1
Width: 7.68cm (3.035 inches)
Length: 23.48cm (9.245 inches)
Depth: 7.24cm (2.85 inches)
With rechargeable battery 650g (22.9oz)
With disposable battery 636g (22.4oz)
Two 9-volt lithium batteries or rechargeable battery.
Factory: electronic, mechanical, thermal, pressure
Memory/Clock Back-up Power
Dot matrix supertwist liquid crystal
Infrared light-emitting diode(LED)
15-40°C (59-104°F) for Medisense strip testing
16-30°C (61-86°F) for i-STAT cartridge testing
90% (maximum) non-condensing
Complies with U.S. 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to laser Notice No. 50, dated July 26, 2011.
EN 60825-1:1994 + A1:2002 + A2:2001
IEC 60825-1:1993 + A1:1997 + A2:2001
The Abbott i-STAT®1 blood gas analyser will completely change the way you work. It doesn't matter if you're looking at it from the perspective of nurse or Primary Care Trust (PCT) funding manager, the i-STAT®1 will help you do your jobs more effectively than ever.
The technology has been used for more than ten years in UK hospitals, but this is its first successful application as a handheld instrument for community based applications.
The easy-to-use handheld analytical device provides reliable, lab accurate test results in minutes. Just two drops of blood is sufficient to provide accurate testing for blood gases, electrolytes, chemistries, coagulation, haematology and cardiac markers.
For sheer convenience, the i-STAT®1 is unsurpassed. It is fully portable, weighing only 18 ounces. It is immediately ready for use - thereby cutting testing times still further. It has plenty of capacity- each unit can store up to 5000 patient records.
Q1. What information does the i-STAT blood gas analyser require before a patient test can be performed?
A1. User ID, Patient ID, Cartridge Lot Number.
Q2. How many digits will my User ID have?
A2. Your choice
Q3. When analysing a patient sample, how should the i-STAT blood gas analyser be positioned?
A3. By the patient's bedside, on a flat surface.
Q4. What does it mean when the i-STAT blood gas analyser screen displays "CARTRIDGE LOCKED"?
A4. Do not try to remove the cartridge, as this will damage the pins, which read the electrical signals from the electrodes.
Q5. What would I do if I get a result that does not fit with the patient's clinical picture?
A5. Re-test by using a fresh sample
Q6. How long will the screen stay on before the i-STAT blood gas analyser switches itself off?
A6. 2 minutes or, if "Enter Cartridge" is showing ENTER CARTRIDGE then it will switch off after 15 minutes.
Q7. How can I check the last patient result if the analyser switches itself off?
A7. Turn the analyser on again, select Option 1 - Last Result, press ENTER.
Q8. How do I make a printout of the patient's results?
A8. Choose the result that you want to print, these must be shown on the screen before a printout can be made. Align the infrared window of the i-STAT with the infrared window of the printer, press and hold the print button on the i-STAT.
Q9. Why would I need to use the Electronic Simulator?
A9. To make sure that the i-STAT is working correctly. The Electronic Simulator tests the ability of the analyser to read accurate electronic signals.
Q10. How often do I need to perform the Electronic Simulator test?
A10. Every 24 hours.
Q11. What is the most common cause of failure of the Electronic Simulator test?
A11. The most common failure code is L which means that the metal is cold and the plastic is warm, condensation occurs on the electrodes of the Simulator and it is unable to pass the test. Re-run the Simulator.
Q12. How can I check a patient's result from a few days ago?
A12. Turn the i-STAT on and select 2. DATA REVIEW, select 7. LIST, scroll through the list using the arrow key until your result can be seen. Press the test number required to highlight it and press ENTER.
Q13. How many Patient test results will the i-STAT blood gas analyser store?
Q14. How many Quality Control tests will the i-STAT blood gas analyser store?
Q15. Why do i-STAT blood gas analysers need software updates?
A15. Due to the continuous manufacturing process improvements to the i-STAT system it is necessary to update standarisation values from time to time to maintain longterm consistency of performance. These updates are equivalent to manually adjusting calibration on a traditional laboratory analyser.
Q16. Where are the software update instructions located?
A16. If you received the i-STAT Software and Documentation CD-ROM, the software update insructions are located in the folder "1._Instructions_for_Software_Update"
Q17. Should I update the CLEW/JAMS software on the Data Management System (Central Data Station, PWeb/DE, RALS/DE) or the analyser first?
A17. Is your i-STAT is connected to a Data Management System it is recommended that the software update be performed in accordance with the software update instructions which are located on the i-STAT Software and Documentation CD-ROM "1._Instructions_for_Software_Update" folder.
Q18. What should I do after the software update is complete?
A18. It is recommended that the external Electronic Simulator be run after performing the software update.
Q19. When using a serial downloader (models DS, DRS or DRC) should TCP/IP be selected as a port within the Jammlite Utility?
A19. No, when using a serial downloader select only available COM ports (e.g. COM1, COM2 etc) within the Jammlite Utility drop down menu.
Q20. On the i-STAT 1, what does the message "CLEW Expiring, Update Required" indicate?
A20. The message "CLEW Expiring, Update Required" displays on the Test Menu screen 15 days before the CLEW version will expire.
Q21. What does this message "Invalid or Expired CLEW" "Code 12" indicate?
A21. The analyser's CLEW software has expired and the software update must be performed before testing is enabled.
Q22. Where can I verify the CLEW and JAMS version within the analyser?
A22. The "Analyser Status" or "Status" page, depending on which analyser is being used, will list the CLEW and JAMS versions currently installed.
Q23. Where can I locate the Update Packet for my System Manuals?
A23. If you received the i-STAT Software and Documentation CD-ROM, the Update Packet for the System Manuals is located in the folder "5._Update_Packets_for_System_Manuals"
Q24. Can I update analysers to the latest CLEW if they are several CLEW versions behind?
A24. Yes, an analyser may be updated to the latest CLEW and JAMS regardless of what version is currently installed.
Q25. Is a Data Management System (Central Data Station, PWeb or RALS) required to update my analyser?
A25. No, the minimum required materials needed in order to perform the software update are:
- Serial Downloader (model DS, DRS or DRC) including the cables.
- The latest CLEW and JAMS software.
- PC with available COM port and CD-ROM drive, running Windows2000 or XP.
- i-STAT analyser with a battery charge voltage of at least 7.5 volts.
- Electronic Simulator