ATMS Health

Track Your Operations

There is no room for error in the operating room

Not that long ago, when having an instrument tracking system was considered extraordinary. Now, we see an increasing number of healthcare facilities seeing it as a real necessity. Indeed, considering surgical case overload, there is a need for precise and efficient processes of instrument procurement, handling and shipment.

The surgical instrument cycle includes procurement, assembly, packaging, sterilization, storage, distribution, utilization and decontamination processes. many of things may go wrong at every stage of this cycle, including lost or misplaced medical devices, wrong sterilization methods, wrong instrument sets sent to the point of use, delays resulting from manual counting and so on. In most cases these mistakes occur because of the human factor in nonautomated environments. Increased risk of cross-infection, lack of staff accountability, lawsuits initiated by affected patients can undermine a hospital’s reputation and patient trust. In addition, manual handling of medical devices often results in a severe lack of quality data upon which to make significant clinical improvements.

Acting behind the scenes, the ATMS software automates most of the stages of the instrument cycle, largely contributing to flawless surgeries. The software stops spread of infection because devices are handled according to best practices.