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Dimension Vista® System Off-Peak Activities Online Training

During Off-Peak Activities the system performs certain background activities that optimize the workflow. This clinical laboratory training qualifies for continuing education units (CEU).

Configure Off-Peak Activities on the Dimension Vista® System Describe the benefit of coordinating Daily Setup and QC with Off-Peak Activities to optimize workflow Differentiate between system alerts to effectively manage reagents on the system Identify Off-Peak Activities tasks List key steps to prepare for Off-Peak Activities Welcome to the Dimension Vista® System Off-Peak Activities Online Training Course.   After completing this module, you will be able to: Select Next to continue. ¡Felicidades! Ha completado el curso de capacitación en línea para la resolución de problemas de los sistemas de gases en sangre de la serie RAPIDLab 1200. A continuación se enumeran los puntos clave que se han presentado. Tómese el tiempo para revisar el material antes de proceder a la prueba final. Seleccione Siguiente para continuar. Off-Peak Activity Tasks include: Runs Probe Test (if configured) Routine IMT Clean Discard Expired Aliquot Plates Backup Database Hydrates reagents Orders Calibrations Zip Millipore Data files Is it possible to run samples on the instrument during Off-Peak Activities?  Off-Peak Activity Tasks Learn about tasks performed during Off-Peak Activities on the Dimension Vista® System. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentOff-Peak Activity OverviewHTML The Off- Peak Activities screen provides the following information: the recently completed or processing tasks with time and date a list of the next scheduled tasks, including methods to be calibrated and hydrated To view upcoming tasks from the Home screen, press View Current Activities button, then the Off-Peak button. The times are recorded, when the Off-Peak tasks are started and finished, therefore you can determine how long they took to perform. Note: These activities are performed in the background by the system and do not interfere with normal processing (except for the Probe Test).  Select each checkbox to learn more about tasks performed during Off-Peak Activities on the Dimension Vista® System.  Run Probe TestHTML   If configured, the Probe Test is the first task to be performed during Off-Peak Activities.  During this test, the alignments, tubing integrity and air pressure for each probe are verified.  Results for each probe will display when the test is complete.  In addition, there are utilities such as drains, motors and electronics that are checked by the system and may generate a process error if something requires additional attention.   If successful, the system will automatically reset and continue processing. Tip:  If the Probe Test fails, the system will display a red alert of Probe Test Failed, the operator will need to investigate the error.   Routine IMT CleanHTML A Routine IMT clean is the second task performed during Off-Peak Activities.  This will help keep the V-LYTE® System running smoothly.    Discard Expired Aliquot PlatesHTML An aliquot plate is considered expired after all of the samples on the plate have expired.  The expired plates are removed from the clip and discarded by the waste mechanism of the aliquot processing module during Off-Peak Activities.   Backup DatabaseHTML A backup of the database is performed daily during the Off-Peak activities period.  This is an important preventative measure, ensuring a backup copy of data is always available and reducing the database size to ensure the Dimension Vista® System continues to run effectively.   Hydrate ReagentsHTML   Some reagents require hydration, mixing, or venting prior to their use on the Dimension Vista® System.  During this scheduled activity, the system will request a preparation of any reagent Flex® cartridge that will be used within the next 24 hours.  Note: The reagent Flex® cartridge must be on the storage ring for it to be hydrated or vented.  An important step to prepare for off-peak activities in your lab will be to ensure that an adequate supply of reagents has been loaded on the system 60 minutes prior to the start of these activities.  Order CalibrationsHTML When methods are about to expire, the system will automatically calibrate if configured.  Note: An important step to prepare for Off-Peak Activities in your lab will be to ensure an adequate supply of calibrator and QC product has been loaded on the system.   Zip Millipore Data FilesHTML Another task performed during off-peak activities is to zip Millipore data files. When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue.     Off-Peak Activity configuration options:   Off-Peak Activities Start Hour Off-Peak Activities Stop Hour Automatically Run Probe Test If the Probe Test is configured to run during Off-Peak Activities, is there a way to verify the system has begun testing?  Note: This information is shared on both sides of a Dimension Vista®1000T/3000T System.  Use the instrument tab name to designate left or right instrument. System Configuration Learn how to configure Off-Peak Activities on the Dimension Vista® System. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1Off-Peak Activities Configuration: Select a 4 hour window of time for the instrument to initiate activities, does not require the total time. Determine if instrument will automatically perform Probe Test. Note: Select the Advanced icon on the left hand screen to enter configuration details.  Note: If audio does not automatically start, select the play arrow in the top left to begin. Welcome to the Virtual Chemistry Lab! Once a time has been selected for Ooff-Ppeak Aactivities to occur on the system and the decision has been made regarding when the Probe Test will run, these features can be configured for each instrument. When these decisions are being made, it is important to realize that even though a 4 hour window of time is entered for the instrument to perform these tasks, it does not mean the instrument requires 4 hours to complete this process. The actual length of time will vary in each laboratory,depending on the number of reagents that require preparation and the number calibrations that need to be processed.. If we need to enter configuration details for the system, do you know which icon should be selected to get started?2Off-Peak Activities Configuration: On the Advanced screen, select the Configuration iconGood job! System configuration is an Advanced menu option. On the Advanced screen, select the Configuration icon.3Off-Peak Activities Configuration: Select System Configuration from the Configuration menuNext, select System Configuration from the menu options. 4Off-Peak Activities Configuration: On the Actions menu, select Modify System ConfigurationOn this screen, the previously customized system configuration options can be viewed. To make changes, select Modify System Configuration from the Action menu.5Off-Peak Activities Configuration: Locate the Off-Peak Activity configuration options. Select  Next to continue.Note:  This information is shared on both sides of a Dimension Vista® 1000T/3000T System.  Use the instrument tab name to designate left or right instrument. After it is selected, notice the fields on the screen are now available to be modified. As you can see, we will need to enter a start and stop time for the scheduled activities. In addition, if we want the system to automatically run the Probe Test, we will need to change this field from no to yes.6Off-Peak Activities Configuration: Enter the start time for Off-Peak Activity window. Enter the stop time for Off-Peak Activity window Select Next to continue.In our virtual lab, we have determined that we would like the 4 hour Off-Peak Activity window to begin at 5PM or 1700. The end time will be at 9PM or 2100.7Off-Peak Activities Configuration: Configure Probe Test to auto-run by selecting Yes Save changes.We have also made the decision to have the probe test automatically run during Off-Peak Activities. The default for this field is set to No. We should change the configuration to Yes. Now we need to save our changes. Select Save Changes in the Actions menu now.8You have just learned how to: Schedule Off-Peak Activities to run on the Dimension Vista ® System Configure the Probe Test to automatically run during Off-Peak Activities When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue.   You’ve just learned how to customize Off-Peak Activities for the Dimension Vista® System. Prepare for Off-Peak Activities 60 minutes prior to Start Hour: Check Reagent Needs and load product Check Calibrator Needs and load product Check QC Needs and load product Begin to process samples on an alternate instrument 15 minutes prior to the Start Hour to optimize workflow TIP: The Dimension Vista® System provides the ability to customize predictive usage values for reagents that are used in each laboratory.  These values trigger products to display on the appropriate Needs screen with a gray square alerting you that they will need to be loaded on the instrument soon.    When a product displays on the Needs > Reagent Cartridges screen with a gray square, will it generate a Red or Yellow Alert?    Preparing for Off-Peak Activities Learn how to prepare the Dimension Vista® System for Off-Peak Activities in your lab. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentOff-Peak Activity PreparationHTML Begin to prepare for Off-Peak Activities approximately 60 minutes prior to the Off-Peak Activity Start Hour to effectively manage the reagent preparation on the Dimension Vista® System. Select each checkbox to learn more about Off-Peak Activity Preparation.  Red Needs AlertHTML A red needs alert indicates there is an immediate need and reagent, QC or calibrator is required to run an ordered test.  The notification will include which reagent is required and the desired lot.  The product will display with a red circle beside it on the Needs screen.  A red alert requires immediate action to be taken by you for processing to continue.  Yellow Needs AlertHTML A yellow needs alert indicates there is a predicted need for a product that is not onboard the system, with no immediate test request.  The product will display with a yellow triangle beside it on the Needs screen.  A yellow alert requires action to be taken by you soon.   Gray Square NeedsHTML If a product displays on the Needs screen with a gray square beside it, it indicates there is currently product onboard the system, but not a sufficient supply to meet the predicted need for the next 24 hours.  No alert will display for this need.  These needs must be viewed on the Needs screen.   Check Needs > Reagent Cartridges ScreenHTML Load reagent Flex® cartridges that display on this screen.  If the instrument is busy processing, loading may be delayed.  Try to reduce the number of times reagents are loaded each day by increasing the number of reagents per load.   Check Needs > Calibrator Vials ScreenHTML   Load the calibrator products that display on this screen.  The storage ring will preserve your calibrator products while they are on board the Dimension Vista® System.  Maintain an adequate supply onboard to optimize your workflow.   Check Needs > QC Vials ScreenHTML   Load the QC product that displays on this screen. Remember the storage ring will preserve your QC product while it is on board the Dimension Vista® System.  Maintain an adequate supply onboard to optimize your workflow.   Run Samples on an alternate instrumentHTML   Begin processing samples on an alternate instrument 15 minutes prior to the Off-Peak Activities Start Hour to optimize your workflow.  When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue.    Reagent Management Learn about how the Dimension Vista® System manages reagents.   Select the play arrow to begin the video. When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue.  Coordinate the following tasks to Optimize Daily Workflow on the Dimension Vista® System: Daily Setup (One hour prior to Off-Peak Activity Start Hour) Off-Peak Activities Automatically run QC (immediately following Off-Peak Activity End Hour)   Optimizing Workflow Learn how to optimize daily workflow in the virtual chemistry lab.   If the media does not automatically start, select the play arrow to begin. When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue. Congratulations.  You have learned about Off-Peak Activities on the Dimension Vista® System.  After you have reviewed the content on this page, you may proceed to the assessment portion of the course.  In this course, we have discussed: Tasks performed by the Dimension Vista® System during Off-Peak Activities in the following order:   Runs Probe Test (if configured) – The system will check the alignments, tubing integrity and air pressure for each probe.  Results will display for each test when completed.  There are some additional background checks that are performed that will generate a process error if they do not pass. Routine IMT Clean – This cleaning will help keep the V-LYTE® System running smoothly. Discard expired aliquot plates – After all of the samples on an aliquot plate have expired, the aliquot plate is considered expired.  The expired aliquot plates are discarded by the waste mechanism during Off-Peak Activities. Backup Database - The backup database helps maintain the database size and ensures there is always an available backup copy of the database if needed. Hydrates Reagent  – Reagents may require hydration, mixing, or venting before they can be used for processing.  During Off-Peak Activities, the system will request the preparation of any reagent Flex® that is predicted for use within the next 24 hour time period. Orders Calibration – When methods are configured to have the system automatically calibrate before the calibration expires, these calibrations will be performed during Off-Peak Activities. Zip Millipore Data Files The system initiates these activities during the time scheduled in your lab.  It will initiate these tasks and search for a time when the instrument is idle for each task.  If the system is in diagnostics or shutdown, it cannot perform these tasks.    The Off-Peak Activities screen provides the following information: The Recent completed or processing tasks with time and date. List of the Next scheduled tasks, including methods to be calibrated and hydrated. To view upcoming tasks, navigate from the Home screen, press the View Current Activities button, then select the Off-Peak button.  The times are recorded when the Off-Peak tasks are started and finished, therefore you can determine how long they tool to perform.  Note:  These activities are performed in the background by the system and do not interfere with normal processing (except for the Probe Test).  Configure Off-Peak Activities on the Dimension Vista® System: Choose a time when your lab does not experience its heavy workload for the system to perform Off-Peak Activity tasks. Determine if you would like the Probe Test to automatically run during Off-Peak Activities. Navigate to Advanced > Configuration > System Configuration > Modify System Configuration to customize these features for your laboratory.  List key steps to prepare for Off-Peak Activities Off-Peak Activities Preparation: Begin to prepare your system 60 minutes prior to the Start Hour for Off-Peak Activities by performing the following tasks:  Check Reagent Needs Check Calibrator Needs Check QC Needs Begin to process samples on an alternate instrument 15 minutes prior to the Start Hour for Off-Peak Activities Differentiate between system alerts to ensure effective reagent management in your lab    Symbol   Need Description   A red needs alert indicates there is an immediate need, and reagent, QC or calibrator is required to run an ordered test.  This notification will include the reagent required and the desired lot.  A red alert requires immediate action by the operator for processing to continue.     A yellow needs alert indicates there is no immediate need, but some reagent, QC or calibrator is needed to complete the tests for the next 24 hours, with no immediate test request.     A gray square there is some indicates there is some reagent, QC, or calibrator onboard but not enough to complete the tasks scheduled for the next 24 hours.   Note: Replenish any product that appears on the Needs screen with a grey square to optimize reagent management onboard the Dimension Vista® System. Optimize Daily Workflow on the Dimension Vista® System: Coordinate the following tasks to optimize the daily workflow in your laboratory and ensure the system runs efficiently.  Daily Setup – Perform immediately prior to the Start Hour for Off-Peak Activities to effectively manage reagents onboard the system Off-Peak Activities – Schedule these tasks to be performed following Daily Setup on the instrument Automatically run QC – Configure the system to run QC after Off-Peak Activities tasks are complete Select Next to continue. El procedimiento de eliminación de coágulos comprueba los componentes de la ruta del líquido en la secuencia en la que es más probable que ocurra un coágulo u obstrucción. En primer lugar, el colector de reactivos. En segundo lugar, el precalentador. En tercer lugar, el cartucho de reactivo. Y por último, la ruta del líquido, utilizando una línea de eliminación de coágulos. Si se le solicita que verifique una obstrucción en el sistema mediante un código D39, o si observa una obstrucción, realice el procedimiento de eliminación de coágulos. Los suministros que necesitará para realizar este procedimiento incluyen: el kit de eliminación de coágulos, que contiene la herramienta de eliminación de coágulos y la línea de eliminación de coágulos, una jeringa de plástico para eliminar los coágulos del colector de reactivos, una jeringa Luer Lock de 5 cc para eliminar los coágulos del precalentador y del cartucho de reactivo, gasa, para recoger el exceso de líquido después de la inserción de agua, y agua para llenar la jeringa. Siempre use su equipo de protección personal al realizar procedimientos de solución de problemas, tome precauciones universales y deseche los desechos biopeligrosos de acuerdo con el protocolo de su instalación. Seleccione Siguiente para continuar. Si la eliminación del coágulo del colector del reactivo falla, utilice este procedimiento para eliminar el coágulo del precalentador. Seleccione el enlace a continuación para conocer el procedimiento.