Advanced blood gas analyzers are now available to measure the acidity (pH) and the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood from an artery. Designed with the lab technician in mind, Medica’s EasyStat blood gas analyzer focuses on the laboratory’s need to deliver sample results economically and efficiently. This analyzer measures pH, PCO2, PO2, Na+, K+, Ca++, Cl-, and Hct and also additional parameters. It delivers the precision and performance required of today’s demanding health care environment.
Patient parameters, including FIO2, patient ID, patient temperature, %FIO2 drawing site, and other information can be entered using the digital keypad and integrated with patient results. This model’s innovative design simplifies maintenance, addressing the needs of the remote laboratory which has limited access to technical service personnel.
Medica recently updated this analyzer in partnership with mobile app developer and Plus by integrating an Android tablet into the device hardware to create a “mobile app like” user experience for the EasyStat blood gas analyzer. With this upgrade, this instrument can now handle much needed functions such as measurement, auto-calibration, and reporting. It digitally stores quality-control and patient data, making all results available to lab and clinic staff and is designed in modular formats with small footprints to maximize laboratory space. Its lightweight design with an optional handle allows use in any setting.
The key features of this advanced analyser include:
- Simple menus that guide the user through operation
- Integral membrane design that includes disposable electrodes that require no maintenance
- Bar code scanner option that permits rapid, accurate input of patient, operator and QC data
- The simple, yes/no user-prompting menu that makes rapid training of new personnel possible
While the unit’s compact format and modular design significantly reduces maintenance and space requirements, its disposable electrodes and reagent module ensure economical operation and low cost per sample. The EasyStat automatically tracks date code and calibrant usage with the Reagent Module’s solid state memory. Reliable lab equipment suppliers also offer this analyzer for lease, an economical alternative to investing in the purchase of a new unit.