What is PeriOp Green?
We here at PeriOp Green aim to reduce perioperative waste within operating rooms across healthcare systems throughout the United States and the World. One modifiable and particularly distasteful source of waste is single-use, sterile surgical supplies (SUSSS). SUSSS are often opened onto the scrub table but not used in the surgery. These items must be thrown out. In a single operating room, these items may be hundreds or thousands of dollars. In the US alone, there are billions of health care dollars from wasted SUSSS literally going up in smoke (ie. incineration).
The issue came to our attention and we realized that implementing green operating rooms was necessary. Thus, we sat down and came up with the idea of PeriOp Green. Without causing any form of obstruction to operating rooms and healthcare professionals, we have created a technology that is able to detect unused SUSSS. This data will be collected from procedures, and overtime, suggestions will be given to healthcare systems about how best to reduce OR costs of SUSSS. Not only will PeriOp Green cut costs for healthcare systems, but it will improve the environmental footprint of the OR.
The operating room is a source of financial and actual waste--PeriOp Green can help you make both better.