Clinical Relevance

“If we had the ability to measure them more frequently, easily, with much faster feedback we will obtain better control and we will achieve better outcomes”

Dr. Tom Clutton-Brock, Senior Lecturer Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Birmingham

Close Clinical Management

Inmediate return of blood gas results and frequent measurements are essential in the management of unstable patients such as acute respiratory distress (ARDS).

Close monitoring of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients is essential to assess the state of their lungs and to prevent further damage, for example, using advanced ventilator technologies and ECMO. Within this group, patients require frequent measurement of arterial blood gases to monitor the adequacy of gas exchange support. Read more how Proxima enables rapid results for respiratory support management in ECMO patients.

 Close Monitoring of ECMO Patients with a Patient Dedicated Blood Gas Analyser

Blood conservation

The Proxima system is designed to be used in conjunction with an arterial pressure monitoring line that incorporates a closed blood sampling device. When a patient measurement is required, blood is drawn into the Proxima sensor, analysed and then returned to the patient. Read more how Proxima supports state of the art strategies for blood conservation.

Blood Conservation with a Patient Dedicated Arterial Blood Gas Analyser


Infection prevention and control benefits

As a patient-dedicated blood gas analyser, Proxima is designed to offer real infection prevention and control benefits of patients in ICU by maintaining isolation and reducing blood handling. Such benefits could be particularly important during outbreaks of infections, such as winter influenza. Find out how you can enhance your readiness for the next flu season with the Proxima patient dedicated blood gas analyser.

 Flu Readiness and Control of Infection in ICUs using a Patient Dedicated Blood Gas Analysis

Workflow improvements

Frequent BGAs are taken in the most unstable patients and this involves a lot of nurse time away from the patient. Proxima keeps the nurse with the patient and improves workflow during blood gas analysis. 

“If we had a piece of kit that enabled us to analyse gases at the bedside, it would enable us not to leave the patient. This will have a huge benefit for us.”

Sister Sarah Day, Senior Nurse, University Hospital Birmingham