Even with the extensive training and experience that OR nurses possess, the multitude of individual surgeon preferences are very difficult to track of and navigate in the absence of a comprehensive and interactive technological solution. Gone are the days of notebooks, cheat sheets, and computer files – now all of your tips, tricks, and expert guidance can be maximized and preserved in a way that your colleagues (and if you want, the world) can best use to enhance patient care.
ExplORer’s users have been able to decrease OR setup time by 10%. Lists of instruments & supplies are uploaded into our system from the surgeon directly as well as the surgeon’s preference card, eliminating guesswork and enabling the scrub and circulator to best prepare and setup for the case. You can include images, videos, and PDF guides in a manner that best communicates what is needed.
ExplORer breaks down OR workflow to a predictable, step-by-step timeline for each role in the OR. This information allows the surgical team to anticipate what their individual next steps and the flow of the case. The results are improved efficiency and performance. Additionally, handoffs are simplified because the processes are displayed for easy reference.
Surgical needs are often unknown or unclear, as preference cards are not regularly updated, nor are they designed to be used throughout the case. In our early research nurses and scrubs explained that significant waste can be generated by a need to “over prepare” when the specific case needs were not known.
These extra items had to be put back a the end of the case, or were opened and cluttered the back table and generated unnecessary expense for the patient and the hospital. We designed ExplORer to address this problem, and in our pilot studies wasted disposable items were reduced by over 95%.
We aim to create better, safer and more efficient surgical teams. If you’re interested in updates as we expand to additional test sites, learning more, or receiving a trial of ExplORer Surgical, please send us the following information