The proper suction and containment of medical fluid waste is of paramount importance in any healthcare facility. Established procedures for suction canister removal expose staff to infection and can result in costly mistakes.
Currently, healthcare facility staff must take apart and re-setup the suction system before and after every surgery, thus increasing the chances of exposure to harmful pathogens and human error.
The financial impact of a canister falling and opening, or being incorrectly connected, can run between $3,000 and $30,000 per incident, depending on the length of OR down-time and the need for a vacuum system cleaning.1
Using a suction bag system, rather than traditional canisters alone, can dramatically simplify the disassembly process post-surgical procedure:
- Get started faster with streamlined one-time set-up process
- Avoid financial costs associated with incorrect canister set-up
- Dramatically reduce human errors that lead to spills and leaks
Rather than dismantling the canister, unhooking the vacuum system suction tubing, transporting the canister to another location after every surgery, Serres has introduced a simpler and more efficient workflow. Staff can simply remove a plugged suction bag that lines the canister to prepare for disposal quickly and easily after a medical procedure.
Serres suction bags are made of thin yet strong polyethylene film, making the system the most hygiene and safe in the market. All Serres suction bags are equipped with hydrophobic filters that serve as a combined bacterial filter and overflow protection, preventing the liquid from entering the vacuum source.
- Macario, A. “What does one minute of operating room time cost?” Clinic Anesth. 2010, 22, 233-236