Thanks to generous donors, seven out of 11 operating rooms will receive technology upgrades by the end of 2017.
The Stryker iSuite is a technology solution – an integrated monitor system – that allows surgical teams to focus more on patient care by maximizing the surgeon’s control of the OR. These planned technology enhancements will allow more efficient procedures—such as smaller incisions, shorter exposure to anesthesia and less blood loss—which in turn will allow the patient to recover faster and go home sooner.
The technology improvements will also enable more accurate procedures, allowing the surgeon to correctly place sutures, screws, rods or pins the first time.
“When you think of a CT scan, there are 30 to 100 different slices that you’re looking at. So when a surgeon scrubs in and he can tell a nurse, ‘Go to slice 36,’ it’s a big change. Right now you can’t do that because it’s not in the OR,” says Erin.
With the new technology, anything in a patient’s record can be displayed on the new monitors in the operating rooms, giving the surgeon better control of their environment while streamlining procedures. The improved technology in the OR will go a long way in improving how Regional One Health trains future surgeons.