There are three main tasks to perform using StartBox on the day of surgery:
(A) Preop Check In;
(B) Handoff to OR (Confirm Patient);
(C) Start Surgery (Record Time Out).
Video tutorials for the focused steps below are available online following the links in parentheses.
A. Preop Check In (Training 4.2):
This can be done by Preop Nurse, Surgeon or NP/PA
B. Handoff to OR (Training 5.1):
This can be done by the Circulator, Surgeon or NP/PA
C. Start Surgery (Training 5.2):
This can be done by Circulator, Surgeon or NP/PA
You can also review full training courses for each user role in the StartBox mobile app by navigating to the account tab (bottom right) / Training.
A study was conducted at a single site over a twelve-month period. Similarly to the experience reported in a peer-reviewed publication, patient harm was prevented and errors were captured. Additionally, a downward trend in near misses was observed, with zero reported during the last five months of the period. This suggests that the StartBox System can help healthcare facilities and providers improve their patient safety and risk profiles over time.
Kim Kramer will lead StartBox in capitalizing on its goals of mitigating risk, reducing medical liability costs and increasing healthcare operational efficiencies.
Innovative Technology System to Prevent Wrong Site Surgery and Capture Near Misses: A Multi-Center Review of 487 Cases