Reliability analysis of GEM® Premier™ technology: a multicenter study

  • Francesco Faggiano Health Technology Assessment and Safety Research Unit, Clinical Technology Innovation Research Area, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy.
  • Tiziana Franchin Health Technology Assessment and Safety Research Unit, Clinical Technology Innovation Research Area, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, .
  • Matteo Ritrovato | matteo.ritrovato@opbg.net Health Technology Assessment and Safety Research Unit, Clinical Technology Innovation Research Area, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy.
  • Pietro Derrico Enterprise Risk Management Structure, Clinical Technology Innovation Research Area, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

This paper describes how specific blood gas analyzer characteristics can support the emerging clinical and organizational user’s needs while ensuring patient safety. A oneyear data set from two Italian hospitals was analyzed from 10 different blood gas analyzers. Performance measurements in terms of mean down time (MDT) were calculated to show how technical characteristics declared by the manufacturer compare to the analyzer availability in real clinical settings. Results show a high level of reliability for the analyzed technology, associated with very low MDT of each sensor integrated in the cartridge. Moreover, results show a high level of efficiency in cartridge usage. Such results are consistent with the specification of the GEM® Premier™ maintenance- free technology and are particularly relevant in the point-of-care testing setting.

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2015-10-22
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Reliability, Point-of-care testing, Blood gas analyzer
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Faggiano, F., Franchin, T., Ritrovato, M., & Derrico, P. (2015). Reliability analysis of GEM® Premier™ technology: a multicenter study. Emergency Care Journal, 11(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/ecj.2015.4795