When a patient is suffering from chest pain, time is critical. The sooner you can diagnose Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), the faster the patient can begin receiving the right care. Philips Minicare I-20 allows you to perform the first cardiac troponin-I (cTnI) test in an ambulance care setting with just a single droplet of blood. It delivers lab-comparable results within just 10 minutes, supporting you in decision making for referral, prior to reaching the ED.
Simple finger-prick testing
To perform the first Minicare cTnI test at the point-of-care, all you need is a single blood droplet from a simple finger-prick. Minicare I-20 is easy to use and you can complete the Minicare cTnI test while performing an ECG and assessing other vital signs
Shorter ACS pathway
Minicare I-20 is portable and robust, allowing you to perform on-the-spot near-patient blood testing. The rapid availability of the first Minicare cTnI test result supports decision making for referral, before the patient arrives at the hospital, saving valuable time. The second test is performed in the Emergency Department 3 hrs after the first cTnI test, shortening the ACS pathway considerably.
Rapid triage, faster diagnosis
Minicare cTnI supports a 0/3h diagnostic protocol, with a first test result available before the patient arrives at the hospital and the second test performed 3 hrs later in the ED. Being able to rapidly rule in or rule out ACS, supports faster diagnosis and better patient outcome.
For more information on how Minicare I-20 can benefit you in the ambulance care setting, please visit www.philips.com/minicare.