The system is comprised of up to 54 components including an automated body scanner, console, tagged cotton, extremity scanner and room scanner.
Together, they detect missing and retained tagged sponges up to 16 inches away in vivo and the system seamlessly integrates into existing OR processes.
The Situate system is indicated to detect tagged objects, such as surgical gauze, towels, and sponges during a surgical procedure in order to aid surgical staff in the recovery of those objects before closing. The system is intended for use by trained surgical staff in a surgical setting and is intended to complement, not replace, established safety procedures to prevent retained objects.
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 assists OR staff to reconcile any inaccuracies before the case is closed.
The Situate™ body scanner pad, containing six evenly-distributed radiolucent antennae, and for use with the Situate Detection Console 200X, is placed under the patient. It can identify Situate™ detection system tagged sponges with a detection range of 40.6 cm (16 in.) above the body scanner surface — completely hands-free.
Situate™ room scanner is for use with the Situate Detection Console 200X. It is a handheld, motion-based scanning device that can quickly locate missing sponges in and beyond the sterile field — for example, in linens, drapes and trash bins.
Retained surgical sponges are a costly problem for patients and hospitals. And manual counts are time-consuming and inaccurate if done alone.
The Situate system is indicated to detect tagged objects, such as surgical gauze, towels, and sponges during a surgical procedure in order to aid surgical staff in the recovery of those objects before closing.