Surgical Instrument Detector
The GuardianOR Surgical Instrument Detector is a loop type metal detector imbedded in the lid of a standard sized hamper stand that is designed to alert medical staff whenever a metal object such as surgical instruments and tools are accidentally discarded into medical waste receptacles or linen bags. By sounding an immediate alert, the staff is able to quickly retrieve the discarded instruments at the point of loss. A digital numeric counter tracks the number of detection events that pass through the detector, thereby allowing staff to easily determine the effectiveness of the detector, and the alertness and performance of personnel in the OR suite. The use of the GuardianOR enables staff to have their awareness raised, and good habits reinforced in order to help prevent loss of costly surgical instruments.