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v-TACTM saves time and money for the hospital in a number of situations and reduces the need for the unpleasant experience of arterial punctures for the patient.


Here are a few examples:

Acute care/emergency departments

Improve patient screening , work flow and optimise patient admission

Whether you use arterial or venous blood gas today, or a combination of both, v-TACTM will improve the screening process by reducing the need for arterial punctures and enrich the value of venous blood gas measurements already taken.  – learn more


Pulmonary departments

Reduce the need for repeated punctures

Patients with respiratory problems are often subjected to repeated punctures for control and monitoring of the blood gas status during, for example NIV and oxygen therapy. v-TACTM can significantly reduce the need for repeated arterial punctures and also get blood gas values when arterial puncture is difficult or impossible, or when the patient simply refuses more arterial punctures. – learn more 


Case Story: Optimize Non-Invasive Ventilation Care

The 2017 NCEPOD report and the BTS 2018 Quality Standards for acute NIV in adults revealed serious quality issues across NHS on the delivery of acute NIV services. One of the underlying causes is delays and omissions in blood gas assessment – a vital part of care for this patient group.

v-TAC™ – the new alternative to arterial blood gas (ABG) – makes ABG values easily available from venous blood gas (VBG) and enables significant improvements in clinical care while improving work-flow and lowering costs. Learn more


General medicine wards

Systematic screening for acid-base disturbances

If an acid-base disorder is treated in its early stages, such as at the onset of the symptoms, treatment is usually successful, and serious problems can be avoided. v-TACTM enables systematic screening for acid-base disturbances - Learn more



Combine arterial blood gas testing with regular venous blood testing

Get ABG results from your venous blood sampling and save time and money. All you need is to draw an extra sample of blood from the venous line (e.g. Butterfly), measure the SpO2 and use v-TACTM to calculate the arterial blood gas values Learn more