The World Health Organization released its first ever guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections this last November. WHO will be active in releasing supporting tools throughout 2017 in its quest to “address the increasing burden of health care-associated infections on both patients and health care systems globally”.
In the next 9 years the Association of American Medical Colleges is projecting major shortages in both surgeons and physicians relative to the growing number of total joint replacement patients. Medical professionals across the board are looking for ways to cope with this while facing the ever-growing push to reduce provider costs while improving patient outcomes. With increasing specialization and dwindling numbers entering the medical profession, the challenges facing the medical field seem to compound.
With a focus on reducing staff in the OR, preserving the sterile field, and reducing operating room time, Match Grade Medical’s line of surgical positioning equipment can alleviate the pressure of economic demands and the concern for patients’ well-being.