FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- An important step in infection control is documentation and reporting of the sterilization process for individual surgical instruments. To address this issue, Censis Technologies, Inc., based in Franklin, Tenn., has created Censitrac, a system that tracks and manages surgical tools at the individual instrument level, ensuring that surgical instruments arrive at the operating room clean, complete and on-time. Censitrac not only helps hospitals comply with regulations, but the technology can also improve patient care. In addition to tracking surgical instruments, Censitrac significantly reduces lost or misplaced instruments and ensures that each tray is assembled properly.
Censitrac is a comprehensive instrument management system that tracks and manages individual surgical instruments. Censitrac utilizes a proprietary marking technology to bond a permanent mark on surgical instruments. It provides the ability to interpret the mark and use proprietary software, making it one of the most comprehensive surgical instrument management systems available. Accurate tray assembly, proper instrument maintenance, sterilization documentation, case tracking for infection control, employee productivity and equipment logistic management are monitored through the Censitrac reporting package.
Censis Technologies will present information on Censitrac at the upcoming Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. annual meeting June 19-23 in Baltimore.
Since the official product launch of Censitrac in April 2003, Censis has 36 facilities under contract in the U.S. Recent clients include Central DuPage Health (Winfield, Ill.), Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, Ill.), Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.), Banner Health (Phoenix), Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (Albany, Ga.) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.).
Source: Censis Technologies, Inc.