I am a Respiratory Specialist Nurse and lead a team of nurses and physiotherapists in the South of England in a respiratory service that includes a home oxygen assessment and management service. This service has been using the OPTI Blood Gas analyser for five years, prior to this every patient had to have an arterial blood gas and be seen in hospital.
Now that we have this system in place we are able to take the machines to the patient as they are so portable and are able to take capillary blood gases. This is advantageous to the clinician and patient due to time management and a reduction in discomfort during sampling. We have found that the capillary blood gas results are accurate and reliable and have a good comparative value to arterial blood gases taken alongside.
We procured out OPTI blood gas analysers from Una Health and have been glad to have the support that they offer, they have assisted us with training and have been invaluable when it came to troubleshooting whilst in the clinical setting. In the event of necessary repair, Una Health have provided an extremely flexible service, sending out loan devices on a next day service whilst the repair takes place. Because of all of these factors Una Health have become a partner to us in providing high quality care where and when it is needed by the patient.
Claire Tyreman, Lead Respiratory Specialist Nurse.