ORLocate®

RFID-enabled intraoperative item management system powered by Haldor Advanced Technologies.

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Partnering with you to reach zero RSIs.

Our ORLocate Sponge Solution accurately counts and locates sponges to help prevent retained surgical items (RSIs). Its modular design accommodates any need—from standalone sponge tracking to full intraoperative item management.

Key benefits

  • Improve patient safety
  • Reduce RSI risk and liability
  • Reduce time spent on manual counting and searching for sponges
  • Increase counting accuracy
  • Minimize the need for X-ray to detect RSIs
  • Ability to expand to instrument tracking
  • EMR compatible

Count on us.

Hundreds of surgical patients every year experience pain, infection – even disability or death – when a sponge, instrument or other foreign object is left behind.

Accurately counting and locating each item before, during and after surgery is essential to preventing RSIs.

HoveRead RFID reader counts tagged items before surgery.

Locator

RFID Locator locates tagged items after surgery.

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Additional cost of care per RSI occurrence1
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RSI cases per year2
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of RSI cases were originally thought to have a correct count3

No sponge left behind.

AORN guidelines recommend combined locating and counting technology to enhance patient safety.4 ORLocate is the only system that counts and locates RFID-tagged items before, during and after surgery.

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RFID-tagged items

Before surgery, scan all RFID-tagged items to be used in your case.

All counts display on the ORLocate View tablet.

All counts display on the ORLocate View tablet.

If there are any RFID-tagged items missing, use the Locator to scan the body cavity as well as laundry or trash bins.

After your case, remove RFID-tagged items and scan.

If there are any RFID-tagged items missing, use the Locator to scan the body cavity as well as laundry or trash bins.

If there are any RFID-tagged items missing, use the Locator to scan the body cavity as well as laundry or trash bins.

Close your case with confidence when your digital count shows no items were left behind.

Close your case with confidence when your digital count shows no items were left behind.

Why ORLocate?

ORLocate RF Barcode
Unique device identification RFID tag Yes No No
Count different types of items in a single scan Yes No No
Locate and identify the quantity and type of sponge Yes No No
Count and locate Yes No No
Can upgrade to RFID instrument tracking Yes No No
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References:

  1. Preventing unintended retained foreign objects. The Joint Commission Sentinel Alert. Issue 51. October 17, 2013. Available at: https://www.jointcommission.
    org/assets/1/6/SEA_51_URFOs_10_17_13_FINAL.pdf. Accessed May 8, 2019.
  2. Gawande AA, Studdert DM, Orav EJ, Brennan TA, Zinner MJ. Risk factors for retained instruments and sponges after surgery. N Engl J Med. 2003;348(3):229–235. Accessed June 11, 2019.
  3. Cima RR, Kollengode A, Clark J, Pool S, Weisbrod C, et al. Using a data-matrix–coded sponge counting system across a surgical practice: impact after 18 months. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2011;37(2):51-58. Available at: https://www.jointcommission.org/ assets/1/6/JCJ_Data-Matrix-Coded_Sponge_Feb_11.pdf. Accessed May 21, 2019.
  4. Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Guideline for prevention of retained surgical items. In: Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, 2019 Edition. Denver, CO: AORN, Inc.;2019:767-814.