Fascial closure is an essential safety measure for all patients who experience an abdominal incision. Whether surgeons are doing a layered or mass fascial closure, they usually require reliable technician and scrub assistance to pass needles. Passing needles in a timely, safe, and organized manner keeps the surgeon on schedule and prevents more blood loss than is necessary during surgery. As with all types of assistance, the quality and experience of technicians and scrubs can vary.
Surgeons can speed up the closure of abdominal incisions if they have access to their needle kit right next to them. Holding needles prior to using them has been impossible for surgeons in the past, but new technology is available to help them keep sterile needles on their arm.
Needles that need transfer from a technician to a surgeon during operations can be a risk factor. On occasion, passing the needle becomes too difficult due to staffing shortages or the pace of the surgery. Staff may drop needles, have to wait too long for one, or end up getting the wrong one from a new technician.
Safe needle storage for the surgeon’s arm provides a barrier that helps both the surgeon and the patient stay safe from getting stuck haphazardly. The needles can sit inside their pack on the surgical drape or attached to an arm band. The needles are within the surgeon’s sight and reach at all times, providing a smoother operating schedule and promoting recovery with a clean and speedy surgical closure.
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