Eliminates Passage & Handling of Exposed Needles
Eliminates Multi-Tasking Distractions During Counts
Surgeon/Clinician Control Pace of Closure
Improves OR Workflow and Labor Efficiency
THE NEEDLE TRAP
The Operative Armour Needle Trap provides a standardized means to safely self-secure each suture needle at the point of use on the surgical field. This eliminates the contaminated needlestick hazard associated with subsequent passage and handling of exposed contaminated needles.
The Needle Trap can be mounted directly to the drape, to a wrist strap, or to an ergonomic forearm Barrier. The compatibility of the Needle Trap enables it to be used with any brand suture pack.
*Suture pack not included
THE BARRIER KIT
The Operative Armour Barrier Kit is the preferred mounting option to reduce surgical closure time in the operating room. The Barrier Kit provides all the benefits of the Needle Trap while also providing an ergonomic placement so that the clinician can maintain their sight on the surgical field.
By utilizing the Barrier Kit the clinician self-dispenses his/her own suture needles, liberating the scrub tech from the responsibility so they can perform their counts and start the OR breakdown process, thereby reducing the time required for surgical closure.
The Operative Armour Mini-Mount Kit provides a handheld means for dispensing and securing suture needles from the near surgical field.
The Mini-Mount includes one Large Small Needle Trap.
The Mini-Mount can be attached directly to the drape with a magnetic fastener.
Hillary Jenny, Maria Reategui Via y Rada, Pooja Yesantharao, Helen Xun, Richard Redett, Justin Michael Sacks, Robin Yang. Originally published in JMIR Perioperative Medicine (http://periop.jmir.org), 27.11.2020.
Safety And Efficiency Of A Novel Needle Management System For Wound Closure
Abiram Bala, MD , Matthew A Follett, MD , Todd F Alamin, MD
Military Health System Research Symposium 2019
Brian Su, M.D.
Walter Burnham, M.D.
John Phillips, PA-C
Joseph Gorek, M.D.
- Waiting for needles while scrub tech performs counts
- Incorrect counts due to multi-tasking distraction
- Dropped needles after clinician relinquishes control of needle driver
- Competency variance between scrub techs
- Insufficient scrub tech labor
- Compromised scrub tech assistance during closure
- Over-the-shoulder needle exchanges
- Disruption due to scrub tech change during closure
- Multiple surgeon closures – safety and speed
- Needlestick hazard with high risk patient population
- Spine – scoliosis, deformities, fusions and laminectomies
- Plastics – all flaps procedures, reconstructions, panniculectomies /abdominoplasties
- Colorectal – all laparotomies, lower anterior colon resections, open colectomies
- URO/GYN – all laparotomies, abdominal cystectomies, hysterectomies, myomectomies, Caesarians (where pop-off are used)
- ENT/CMF – free flaps procedures, thyroidectomies
- Orthopedics – hip revisions, oncologic limb sparing, pelvic trauma
- Other – Pediatrics, breast reconstruction, CABG vein graft harvesting, organ transplant harvest, amputations, middle of the night surgery, short-handed surgeries