April 21, 2017

Can infrared sensors reliably measure OR traffic?

By: OR Manager

The incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) is estimated to exceed 290,000 cases per year, and costs can range from $11,874 to $34,670 for inpatient hospital services. Studies have demonstrated a link between SSI rates and airborne bacterial counts in the OR. Some facilities have used trained observers to monitor door openings in an attempt to reduce traffic during procedures, but this method involves having an additional person in the sterile environment.

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