SimplOR has been working alongside Duke Health Raleigh for over five years, helping them to streamline and standardize the process between the hallway and the OR.
Overall in hospital settings, a lack of standardization results in procedural mistakes. Consistency has a positive impact on patient safety, and costs are lowered through sustainability.
SimplOR’s team works with hospitals to research, conceptualize, plan, and implement processes on a case-by-case basis. Our experts are ready to take on clinical support and materials management, so that sales representatives can put more focus towards the primary function of their role.
When it comes to materials management, SimplOR works in the three main procedural areas: outside the OR, the sterile processing department, and the operating room.
The process is as follows:
Vendor tray containing implants and surgical instrument enter the hallway
Tray(s) are taken to the sterile processing department
Tray inventory is scanned and brought into the OR
Trays are opened and utilized
Materials are placed in their respective trays and returned to the sterile processing department to be cleaned
Once cleaning is completed, trays are either removed from the hospital, or taken to the vendor room by SimplOR reps