The back table is a critical piece of equipment in any operating room because it holds most of the surgical instruments and other equipment which will be used during surgery. That being the case, it can literally make or break the success of any given surgical procedure. At a critical moment, needed equipment must be instantly available, or the outcome of the surgery might be negatively impacted. Here are some of the most important reasons why having a better back table system in the OR will be highly beneficial for your healthcare facility, and for the personnel who work in the operating room.
Some surgeries in the OR are literally life-or-death propositions, and when a patient’s life hangs in the balance, you need access to all surgical instruments which are necessary. Most back tables are only capable of making about a 40 percent at-a-glance instrument visibility ratio. That means the majority of equipment cannot be instantly reached and retrieved. A system that makes virtually all instruments visible and available would be infinitely more efficient and valuable to OR personnel.
Happier, more satisfied staff
Everyone in the operating room is under constant pressure to perform, which is understandable given the circumstances. However, when tension builds up day after day after day, it can wear down OR personnel, and that can lead to burnout. By defusing all the anxiety and stress related to an inefficient back table system, life can be made much easier for staff members. While this might not seem like a major deal, anyone who has spent time in an OR environment can tell you how hectic things get when items can’t be immediately located for use.
Better patient outcomes
It goes without saying that a more efficient OR workflow will lead to better patient outcomes, and more consistently good performance by individuals on the team. In addition, when the back table is 100 percent organized and easily accessible, the stress level can be reduced significantly in the operating room. Better organization inevitably fosters better results and fewer mistakes.
How to get a better back table
There is a simple solution to having a superior back table installed in your hospital’s operating room, and that’s to acquire the DinamicOR Back Table Solution. The system consists of the adjustable back table itself, a durable drape, and the DinamicOR+ Workflow Management App, which allows you to map your preferred tray layouts for any procedure and then repeat them as needed. This allows the surgical team to find the instruments they need exactly where and when they need them.
Because the DinamicOR Back Table Solution allows visibility of more than 90 percent of all surgical instruments, everything can quickly be retrieved, and nothing goes missing at a critical moment. It is the best way to organize your OR back table and to provide maximum efficiency for critical personnel.