SimplOR works to innovate the delivery of support in hospitals. We provide case coverage support, technicians, and training for our clients - think of us as an extension of your team.
Case Coverage Support
We work directly with implant manufacturers on an outsourced basis, and are flexible with being on-hand at a specific facility, or traveling to provide extra hands as clinical specialists across the United States.
We vet and select our technicians based on how well they can represent both your company and ours in a professional capacity. In addition to professionalism and expertise, we pay close attention to how effectively candidates are able to communicate.
Our internal training program is demanding, and technicians are trained and certified by every manufacturer they represent. In our program, we focus on:
Technical aspects of a case
Tray(s) are taken to the sterile processing department
How to perform inventory management
Operating room protocol
The longer the length of a case and the greater the number of people in the operating room, the higher the number of door openings. The more frequently the filtered atmosphere of the operating room is disrupted, the greater the risk of contamination above the wound.
According to one study published in the journal Orthopedics, conducted through Johns Hopkins University, investigators tracked how number and length of door openings during almost 200 knee and hips arthroplasty surgeries over a three-month period.
Of the 100 knee and 91 hip arthroplasties conducted, operating room doors were opening approximately every 2.5 minutes, and each case lasted an average of 1.5 hours. The total door open time was about 9.6 minutes per case, which converts to approximately 9% of the total cut-to-close time.
In 77 of the 191 cases, operating room doors were open long enough to negatively affect positive pressure systems. In other words, external air from the surrounding corridors made its way in.
Overall, during the post-op period, surgical site infections (SSIs) have a significant impact on morbidity and mortality, which calls for more focus on streamlining the surgical process. The more qualified and versatile the medical experts present are, the less disruption there is on course to the outcome.