The Situate™ detection system X accurately and reliably detects tagged sponges with 100% sensitivity and specificity.([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=]) And it does so in less time than manual counts.([FOOTNOTE=Rupp et al. Effectiveness of a Radiofrequency detection System as an adjunct to manual counting protocols for tracking surgical sponges: a prospective trial of 2,295 patients. UNC. J Am Coll Surg. 2014.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
The system is comprised of 4 components including an automated body scanner, console, tagged cotton, and room 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:2
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.
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.
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 seconds1 — whether they’re in a patient or the OR.
Compared to only manual counts, when a miscount occurs, our system:
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