Today’s operating rooms are rapidly evolving and technically complex environments. OR leaders must ensure all workflows and equipment have a positive impact on efficiency, safety, cost, space and sustainability. All these factors are essential, yet often overlooked, when evaluating surgical fluid collection and disposal systems.
Serres has discovered that the efficiency, safety, cost, space and sustainability of surgical fluid management are heightened when solutions are optimized specifically for the amount of fluid produced by each surgery. Based on Serres’ experience, approximately 2/3 of all cases produce less than 2 canisters of fluid waste, and would be considered low fluid volume surgical cases.
In order to help healthcare professionals understand the difference between high and low fluid volume cases, and how solutions are optimized for each case, Serres has introduced a new white paper that is now available for free download. This white paper demonstrates how a few modifications to workflows and technology can align fluid collection and disposal solution with prevailing surgical trends, as well as healthcare facility financial, operational and clinical priorities.
Key takeaways from the white paper include:
- Approximately 2/3 of all cases produce less than 2 canisters of fluid waste, and would be considered low fluid volume surgical cases. These cases require a closed collection and disposal process that is more efficient than a high volume disposal system.
- Many healthcare facilities are overusing fluid collection and disposal systems designed for high fluid volume cases, which is both costly and wasteful.
- Disposing of filled canisters as red bag waste can contribute to unnecessary costs and OR turnover inefficiencies.
By treating various fluid volume cases differently, with workflows and technology ideal to meet their specific needs, facilities can see significant improvement in operating room turnover time, cost per case, staff and patient safety, and sustainability. To learn more, download the white paper today.