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

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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 not reimbursed by payers, including CMS, per RSI occurrence3
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Average litigation costs for RSI cases3
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RSIs cases per year1
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of RSI cases thought to have a correct count at time of surgery1

No sponge left behind.

AORN guidelines recommend combined locating and counting technology to enhance patient safety.2 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 medical grade 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?

Medline-Haldor Analysis, 2020* ORLocate RFID RF Barcode
Unique sponge identifier (UDI) Smart chip Barcode
Count and reconcile sponges, gauzes and towels
Simultaneous counting mechanism
Ability to count in items from outside OR custom pack
Verify sponge pack integrity
Locator detection 20-in. range 16-in. range
Locate and identify type and quantity of missing sponges
Add-on EMR integration capabilities and analytics platform
Add-on surgical instruments tracking solution
ORLocate Scanner

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References:

  1. Gawande AA, Studdert DM, Orav EJ, Brennan TA, Zinner MJ. Risk factors for retained instruments and sponges after surgery. New England Journal of Medicine. 2003;348(3):229–235. Available at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa021721. Accessed March 3, 2020.
  2. 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.
  3. The high cost of inaction: Retained surgical sponges are draining hospital finances and harming reputations. Becker’s Clinical Leadership & Infection Control. August 12, 2013. Available at: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/the-high-cost-of-inaction-retainedsurgical-sponges-are-draining-hospital-finances-and-harming-reputations.html. Accessed March 3, 2020. © 2020 Medline Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Medline is a registered trademark of Medline Industries, Inc. MKT19W642876 / LIT900R / 1M / TC / 43