One major challenge in offering a range of individual surgical procedures is streamlining the process to both optimise and standardise for a variety of surgeries. Under pressure to deliver the best possible outcomes with increasingly stretched budgets, looking for new ways to maximize efficiency creates the opportunity to innovate.
With standardised, but customised, surgical procedure trays, it’s possible to eliminate waste, ensure that exactly the right components are on hand for every procedure, save time, and optimise workflows. Procedure trays offer real-world benefits in the operating room and help support positive patient outcomes.
Smoke plume created during surgical procedures can lead to health problems, such as pulmonary diseases, eye and nose irritation, and dizziness and headaches, as well as exposure to harmful chemicals and biological tissue, bacteria, and viruses. Studies show that the plume from burning one gram of tissue has the mutagenic potential equivalent to smoking six unfiltered cigarettes
Smoke evacuation is a key to reducing risk and exposure, keeping the operative field visually clear of smoke, minimizing exposure and helping make OR air safer to breathe.
Procedures in the OR require the highest safety standards, meaning that single-use products are the norm. Recognising the need to develop single-use products in a more environmentally sustainable way, a new approach to surgical drapes will focus on sustainability and traceability. This new approach will contribute to the gradual reduction of fossil-based CO2 emissions in the Mölnlycke supply chain and in production.
What you choose to wear in the OR has a real influence on surgical outcomes and patient safety. Knowing that 1 in 20 patients is at risk of post-surgical SSI, leading to suffering, trauma and longer healing times, and that SSIs cost the system over 10 billion USD per year, doing everything you can to help promote clean air – including your choice of what you wear – is imperative.
Double gloving keeps clinicians’ hands – the most important instrument in the OR – safe and protected
Why double gloving? Every time surgeons and their surgical teams step into the operating room, they are at risk from cross-contamination and exposure to blood-borne diseases as consequences of needlestick and other sharps injuries