Instrument Quality Management Software
Defective Medical Equipment reaching the OR:
Unknown danger to Patient Safety
Minimally Invasive Surgeries (MIS) depend heavily on dedicated medical instruments and devices to succesfully perform procedures. During the Instrument Reprocessing Cycle, brief and subjective visual inspections are
performed by CSSD employees before returning the instruments to the OR.
Without objective quality inspections at the CSSD, defective medical equipment such as Light Guide Cables, Endoscopes and Diathermy instruments are able to reach the OR every day, endangering Patient Safety more often then is acceptable1-3.
1 S. Courdier, O. Garbin. Equipment Failure: Causes and Consequences in Endoscopic Gynecologic Surgery. January 2009.
2 H. Yasuhara, K. Fukatsu. Prevention of medical accidents caused by defective surgical instruments. February 2012.
3 J. J. Jung, A. Kashfi. Characterization of device-related interruptions in minimally invasive surgery: need for intraoperative data and
effective mitigation strategies. March 2019.
Managing Instrument Inventory & Test Results with MedZense IQM Platform
Objective quality inspections of MIS equipment are required and must be documented to prevent defective instruments reaching the OR. MedZense IQM Platform allows you to measure, store and analyze measurement data, ensuring defective instruments are removed from service before they negatively impact surgical performances.
Regular and objective testing of your instrument inventory is necessary to minimize patient risk and limit the surgeon’s
responsibility for defective instruments. Collecting and analyzing the test data with MedZense IQM creates insights in your hospital’s instrument quality, records the measurements performed for future references and prevents defective equipment reaching the OR.