Situate™ Detection System X

Long Description:

The Situate™ detection system X accurately and reliably detects tagged sponges with 100% sensitivity and specificity.1 And it does so in less time than manual counts.9

The system’s comprised of five components including an automated body scanner, console, tagged cotton, room scanner and specialty scanner.

Together, they detect missing and retained tagged sponges up to 16 inches away in vivo, in the presence of fat, dense tissue, blood, bone, and near metal. And the system seamlessly integrates into existing OR processes.

The console and user interface provide on-screen prompts that guide workflow, and generate unique confirmation codes of each scan for convenient EMR entry — during the procedure. This allows OR staff to reconcile any inaccuracies before the case is closed.

In fact, a survey of 2,285 clinicians who used the Situate™ detection system revealed:9

  • 99.5% agree it doesn’t interrupt closing procedures
  • 97% agree it’s easy to use
  • 95% agree it improved confidence in the final count
  • 83% agree it improved time to resolve count discrepancy

Situate™ Body Scanner

Long Description:

The Situate™ body scanner pad, containing six evenly-distributed radiolucent antennae, is placed under the patient. It identifies Situate™ detection system tagged sponges to a depth of up to 16 inches in vivo — completely hands-free.

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Specifications

Specifications:
Order Code Description Carton
Quantity
Cartons/
Case
Case
Quantity
01-0031 Situate™ Body Scanner Lite 1 1
01-0023 Situate™ Body Scanner (for use with the 200E Platform) 1 1
01-0040 Optional Disposable Straps for the Body Scanner 1 2

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Situate™ Extremity Scanner

Long Description:

The Situate™ extremity scanner is a handheld, motion-free scanning device — with two 3-D scan fields — detects retained tagged sponges in specialty procedures where range of motion is limited.

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Specifications

Specifications:
Order Code Description Carton
Quantity
Cartons/
Case
Case
Quantity
01-0044 Situate™ Extremity Scanner 1 1 1
01-0037 Sterile Drapes for Delivery Scanner/Extremity Scanner 1 50

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Situate™ Room Scanner

Long Description:

Situate™ room scanner is a handheld, motion-based scanning device quickly locates missing sponges beyond the sterile field — in linens, trash, and anywhere else they may end up.

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Specifications

Specifications:
Order Code Description Carton
Quantity
Cartons/
Case
Case
Quantity
01-0046 Situate™ Room Scanner (for use with Situate™ Detection System X) 1 1 5
02-0029R Situate™ Room Scanner (for use with Situate™ Detection System E) 1 1 5
01-0049 Situate™ Room Scanner (for use with Situate™ Detection System E) 1 1 5
01-0020 Sterile Drapes for Situate™ Room Scanner 1 50

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Overview:

Detect Missing Sponges in Seconds

Retained surgical sponges are a costly problem for patients and hospitals. And manual counts are time-consuming and inaccurate if done alone.

The Situate™ detection system is an adjunct technology to the manual count, and solves this problem with technology that accurately and reliably detects missing tagged sponges in seconds([FOOTNOTE=Williams TL, Tung DK, Steelman VM, Chang PK, Szekendi MK. Retained Surgical Sponges: Findings from Incident Reports and a Cost-Benefit Analysis of Radiofrequency Technology. Journal of the American College of Surgeons (2014), doi: 10.1016/ j.jamcollsurg.2014.03.052.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) — whether they’re in a patient or the OR.

Compared to only manual counts, when a miscount occurs, our system:

  • Lessens patient exposure to anesthesia([FOOTNOTE=Stone et al, Am J Infect Control, 2005.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Decreases the risk of infection2
  • Shortens procedure time2
  • Reduces X-ray dependency([FOOTNOTE=Steelman VM. Sensitivity of detection of radiofrequency surgical sponges: a prospective, cross-over study. The American Journal of Surgery 2011;201:233–237.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Situate™ System 200X Platform
Order Code Description Carton
Quantity
Cartons/
Case
Case
Quantity
01-0043 Situate™ Detection Console 200X 1 1 1
01-0044 Situate™ Extremity Scanner 1 1 1
01-0046 Situate™ Room Scanner (for use with Situate™ Detection System X) 1 1 5
01-0031 Situate™ Body Scanner Lite 1 1 1
Situate™ System 200X Kits
Order Code Description Carton
Quantity
Cartons/
Case
Case
Quantity
01-0048 Situate™ Detection System X (Console X, Extremity Scanner, Body Scanner, Room Scanner) 1 1 1
01-0047 Situate™ Detection System X (Console X, Body Scanner, Room Scanner) 1 1 1
Situate™ System 200E Platform
Order Code Description Carton
Quantity
Cartons/
Case
Case
Quantity
01-0030 Situate™ Detection Console 200E 1 1 1
02-0029R Situate™ Room Scanner (for use with Situate™ Detection System E) 1 1 5
01-0049 Situate™ Room Scanner (for use with Situate™ Detection System E) 1 1 5
01-0023 Situate™ Body Scanner -- 1 1
Situate™ Body Scanner
Order Code Description Carton
Quantity
Cartons/
Case
Case
Quantity
01-0031 Situate™ Body Scanner Lite -- 1 1
01-0023 Situate™ Body Scanner (for use with the 200E Platform) -- 1 1
01-0040 Optional Disposable Straps for the Body Scanner -- 1 2
Situate™ Extremity Scanner
Order Code Description Carton
Quantity
Cartons/
Case
Case
Quantity
01-0044 Situate™ Extremity Scanner 1 1 1
01-0037 Sterile Drapes for Delivery Scanner/Extremity Scanner -- 1 50
Situate™ Room Scanner
Order Code Description Carton
Quantity
Cartons/
Case
Case
Quantity
01-0046 Situate™ Room Scanner (for use with Situate™ Detection System X) 1 1 5
02-0029R Situate™ Room Scanner (for use with Situate™ Detection System E) 1 1 5
01-0049 Situate™ Room Scanner (for use with Situate™ Detection System E) 1 1 5
01-0020 Sterile Drapes for Situate™ Room Scanner -- 1 50
Technology:

Real-Time Feedback That Supports Patient Safety

The problem’s clear:

  • Mortality related to retained surgical items (RSIs) is as high as 11-35%([FOOTNOTE=Lauwers PR, Hee RHV. Intraperitoneal Gossypibomas: The Need to Count Sponges. World Journal of Surgery 2000;24(5):521–527. doi:10.1007/s002689910084.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • 69% of RSIs are surgical sponges([FOOTNOTE=Gawande AA, Studdert DM, Orav EJ, Brennan TA, Zinner MJ. Risk Factors for Retained Instruments and Sponges after Surgery. New England Journal of Medicine 2003;348(3):229–235.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • 88% of RSIs occur despite a correct count5
  • The average added OR time per miscount is 18 minutes1
  • Retained surgical sponges occur in an estimated 1 out of every 64 procedures([FOOTNOTE=Steelman VM, Schaapveld AG, Perkhounkova Y, Storm HE, Mathias M. The Hidden Costs of Reconciling Surgical Sponge Counts. AORN Journal 2015;102(5):498–506.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Up to 83% of retained surgical sponges require a second surgery for removal and repair5 — at a cost that is not reimbursable

And so is the solution.

The Situate™ system has 100% sensitivity and specificity.3
 

How It Works

The Situate™ detection system X uses sensors to transmit non-ionizing, low frequency radio waves to detect tagged cotton. When the tagged cotton is stimulated by the device’s signal, it transmits its own signal back to the detector, instantly identifying its presence.

Our technology has three unique features that make it a sponge detection solution for the OR:

  1. Low energy radio frequency: Maintains its signal strength through dense tissue, blood, and bone as well as near metal — making it a solution for in vivo detection.([FOOTNOTE=Steelman et al 2001, Amer J Surg. 6.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Rivera et al. ASSIST - Automated System for Surgical Instrument and Sponge Tracking, 2008 IEEE International Conference on RFID, The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 16-17, 2008.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

  2. Environmental compatibility: Filters electrical noise in ORs and meets IEC medical electrical equipment general requirements for basic safety for electromagnetic compatibility.

  3. Extended reach: Allows for detection outside the patient and across the OR with complementary scanning components.