Why Opt-Shield™?

Introducing Opt-Shield™ Air SUPINE

Introducing Opt-Shield™ Air LITHOTOMY/ TREDELENBURG for Robotic-Assisted Surgery

How Opt-Shield™ Helps Improve EFFICIENCY

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Opt-Shield™ helps keep your patient WARM during surgery, compliant with FDA recommendations and one of the SCIP measures by the Joint Commission (JCAHO).

The FDA Announcement:

 “Use of thermoregulation devices during surgery, including forced air thermoregulating systems, results in less bleeding, faster recovery times, and decreased risk for infection for patients.” (1)

SCIP:

The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) and Prevention of Post-Operative Infection requires Perioperative Temperature Management

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4702424/

We are BCG Medical, the maker of the Opt-shield AIR, the Surgical Table Positioning Drape with Forced Air Warming.
We aim to help you keep you patient SAFE and WARM during surgery

The surgical patient is at risk for many injuries including nerve/skin injury, fall, sliding, and infection.
LET US HELP YOU KEEP YOUR PATIENT SAFE
The operating room can be cold and hostile to the patient. Warm patients have less bleeding, less infection, quicker recovery, and shorter hospital stay.
LET US HELP YOU KEEP YOUR PATIENT WARM 
Positioning patient for surgery can be labor-intensive, lack of standardization can compromise your work-flow and increase stress among staff. The Opt-Shield with Force Air Warming built-in can facilitate your performance in the fast-pace O.R. environment.
LET US HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR EFFICIENCY

Opt-Shield™ AIR, a comprehensive surgical table positioning drape for patient in surgery that includes all necessary accessories to help keep the patient SAFE and WARM, has the following functions:
– ACTIVE WARMING capability
– Arm positioning
– Line organization
– O.R. table protection
– Patient lateral transfer

  • Normothermia “reduces surgical wound infection and helps shorten hospitalization”,

Surgical wound infections occurred in 19% of hypothermic patients compared with only 6% of normothermic patients in colorectal surgery.  That means a hypothermic patient has 3X higher risk than normothermic patient in developing a postoperative infection. (2)

  • The longer the patient stayed hypothermic, the higher the risk of surgical infection in spine surgery (3)
  • Other complication associated with HYPOTHERMIA (4)

• Myocardial ischemia
• Prolonged drug effects
• Bleeding diathesis
• Shivering
• Loss of skin integrity
• Increased hospital length of stay
• Patient discomfort and dissatisfaction
• Increased cost due to delays in discharge from operating room suites and postanesthesia care unit

Reynolds L, Beckmann J, Kurz A. Perioperative complications of hypothermia.

Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2008 Dec;22(4):645-57.), (5):

  • Cost of the operating room time while the patient in the operating room is about $62 per MINUTE (6), (7), (8)

AORN J. 2008 Feb;87(2):333-44. doi: 10.1016/j.aorn.2007.08.021.

  • Hypothermia/warming protocols: why are they not widely used in the OR? 

 Weirich TL1.

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