An unexpected driver of safety and efficiency in the OR

Operating rooms are complex spaces. Staff are working in close proximity and are under pressure to minimize the overall time spent in surgery and the potential risk to patients. It's a delicate balance to make sure everything goes right, and physicians are now looking to an unexpected place to address longstanding challenges in the OR: the surgical gown. 

With safety and efficiency in mind, two Mayo Clinic physicians have reimagined the surgical gown to reduce instrument drops and improve instrument accessibility. One of the physicians recently caught up with Becker's to share how a simple change can help minimize contamination risks, procedural delays and enhance overall convenience and efficiency.

Download this brief summary to learn about:
  • How a gown redesign can address key complexities in the delicate choreography of surgery
  • Simplifying communication among OR staff
  • The science behind "an extra hand" in resource-constrained environments

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