Atellica® CH Analyzer IMT Troubleshooting Job Aid Version 1.25 and Below
This job aid provides advanced content on the topic of IMT troubleshooting on the Atellica® CH Analyzer.
SIEMENS Healthineers IMT Na K CI IVD 02640 LOT 6KD877 2017-04-29 2ºC gc Atellica® CH Analyzer Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. 11111023 Rev. 01 Tarrytown, NY 10591 USA Integrated Multisensor Technology (IMT) Troubleshooting Job Aid SIE Hoalth Template Effective Date: 05/27/2019 | HOOD05162003010284 Job Aid Effective Date: 3/4/2020| HOOD05162003069268 Unrestricted © Siemens Healthineers, 2020 IMT Troubleshooting Job Aid SIEMENS Healthineers Table of Contents Automated Maintenance 4 Periodic Maintenance – Advanced Clean 5 Troubleshooting 8 Auto-Calibration Failure 7 wewwwwwwww Footnote/Source/Disclaimer 2 Effective Date: 3/4/2020| HOOD05162003069268 Unrestricted © Siemens Healthineers, 2020 IMT Troubleshooting Job Aid SIEMENS Healthineers Automated Maintenance The Dilution arm delivers 250 µL of System Water to the Vent Port to eliminate any salt crystals. The water is then pulled into the Vent1 and Vent2 channels by the peristaltic pump, and allowed to soak for 1 minute. After the soak, the water from both channels is then pulled through the sample channel to the peristaltic pump gravity waste and immediately followed by 750µl of Std A fluid. System water is then delivered to the sample port by the Dilution arm to rinse the port. The water is filled to the top of the sample port & overflowed to rinse and dissolve any salt crystals that have formed above the 250µl level point, which is the volume used for all sample dilutions. After soaking for 1 minute, the water in the sample port is drained to vacuum waste. The Std A solenoid pump then fills the sample port with 2 strokes of Std A fluid. 3 Effective Date: 3/4/2020| HOOD05162003069268 Unrestricted © Siemens Healthineers, 2020 IMT Troubleshooting Job Aid SIEMENS Healthineers Periodic Maintenance – Advanced Clean Replace IMT Supplies X • Prior to each A-LYTE multisensor replacement an Advanced The IMT Advanced Clean maintenance procedure is due. Clean should be performed. • A reminder displays notifying the operator to perform the IMT Advanced Clean with the next sensor replacement. To begin the Advanced Clean before replacing the A-LYTE mulitsensor, select Perform IMT Advanced Clean. Note: For certain troubleshooting scenarios, this message will To replace IMT supplies directly without performing the IMT Advanced Clean, select Replace IMT Supplies. not display. To perform the IMT Advanced Clean when this message does not display, navigate to: Maintenance > IMT > IMT Clean and Prime > IMT Advanced To exit, select Cancel. Clean Perform IMT Advanced Clean Replace IMT Supplies Cancel 4 Effective Date: 3/4/2020| HOOD05162003069268 Unrestricted © Siemens Healthineers, 2020 IMT Troubleshooting Job Aid SIEMENS Healthineers Advanced Clean Routine The rotary valve is The rotary valve is After the Advanced held in a blocked held in a blocked Clean is complete, the position prior to position prior to IMT sensor cartridge CH Cleaner is moved moving to the sample moving to the sample is “expired” which back and forth in the position so pressure waste line so pressure forces the operator to sample channel by or vacuum builds to or vacuum builds to replace the sensor. moving the peristaltic allow the cleaner to allow the cleaner to Undiluted CH Cleaner pump forward and rapidly rush forward rapidly rush forward shocks the sensors in the backwards. and backward, and backward, IMT cartridge, and the IMT improving the ability improving the ability calibration will repeatedly to clear clogs and to clear clogs and fail. protein buildup. protein buildup. 5 Effective Date: 3/4/2020| HOOD05162003069268 Unrestricted © Siemens Healthineers, 2020 IMT Troubleshooting Job Aid SIEMENS Healthineers Advanced Clean When Advanced Clean is not performed prior to sensor replacement, it may cause the following complications: • Shortened sensor use life • Calibration errors leading to premature sensor change • Potassium Drift errors leading to premature sensor change • Imprecision • QC accuracy shifts, especially for high or low levels 6 Effective Date: 3/4/2020| HOOD05162003069268 Unrestricted © Siemens Healthineers, 2020 IMT Troubleshooting Job Aid SIEMENS Healthineers Sensor Use-Life Troubleshooting Serum/Plasma conditioning is not needed. • IMT Fluids contain 0.01% Bovine serum albumin and the Sodium and Chloride membranes have a new design that does not require Serum/Plasma conditioning. • If a sudden QC recovery shift is observed do consider if it is associated with a particular sensor Sensor Lot and Fluid Lot matching to adjust recovery is lot or fluid lot. Pairing of particular sensor lots and fluid lots is not helpful. not an effective solution and is not recommended. • If a specific lot is found to have a problem, contact Siemens Support for additional troubleshooting. Running DilChek and accepting a new factor will adjust the recovery of Na, K, and Cl by the same amount that • QC ranges should be established using a single Dilcheck factor. the factor changes. A change from 1.000 to 1.015 will • QC ranges should be reassessed upon acceptance of a new Dilcheck factor. increase Na, K, and Cl results by ~1.5%. Instances of elevated Chloride QC results on new • sensors have been observed, within hours it returns to If this is observed the sensor may have failed to hydrate properly. normal. • Recovery can be improved by running a routine clean and priming IMT Fluids 5X. 7 Effective Date: 3/4/2020| HOOD05162003069268 Unrestricted © Siemens Healthineers, 2020 IMT Troubleshooting Job Aid SIEMENS Healthineers Low Sodium Results/Low Anion Gap Troubleshooting Advanced Clean not performed • Perform IMT Advanced Clean. Water on dilution probe • Ensure all fittings on the dilution arm are tight. Clean the dilution probe. Dried salt buildup or leaks • Inspect and clean up any residual dried salt buildup from spills and/or leaks especially around fluid grounds and module grounding surfaces. Loose tubing connections • Check peristaltic pump tubing connections (Both sides of the tubing click when secure). Dilution Check factor not current • Perform Dilution Check. 8 Effective Date: 3/4/2020| HOOD05162003069268 Unrestricted © Siemens Healthineers, 2020 IMT Troubleshooting Job Aid SIEMENS Healthineers Auto-Calibration Failure If auto-calibration fails during three consecutive attempts, the module will go offline and an error will be generated. Perform the following: 1. Try another calibration series 2. Prime IMT fluids 3. Perform IMT maintenance 4. Replace the IMT sensor Note: Refer to Online Help for more information on IMT troubleshooting. 9 Effective Date: 3/4/2020| HOOD05162003069268 Unrestricted © Siemens Healthineers, 2020 SIEMENS Healthineers Please note that the learning material is for training purposes only! For the proper use of the software or hardware, please always use the Operator Manual or Instructions for Use (hereinafter collectively “Operator Manual”) issued by Siemens Healthineers. 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