...relentlessly caring for your patients.
In a fast-paced environment littered with risks and hazards, you continue to rise and sacrifice your own wellness and safety to stay committed to your duty.
Your dedication and devotion to the welfare of others is the inspiration behind our drive to create solutions that improve your safety.
“If we’re not going to commit to zero harm now, then when? And if we’re not going to do it, who will do it?… If not us, then who?”
– Mark Chassin,
CEO Joint Commission7
Through this, we observed the risks, challenges and unintended outcomes you encounter in the operating room.
We champion technologies that are designed to be a safeguard. As your trusted partner, we support your culture of safety measures and quality management by prioritizing zero harm.
You deserve to have zero doubt and total peace of mind knowing your operating room is safe for all patients, surgeons and nurses.
We are guided by a strong commitment to build and emphasize a culture of safety. And together, we are on the journey to zero harm – for both caregivers and patients.
Together, our goal is zero™.
“Zero is possible. Zero harm is an achievable goal. Healthcare organizations give a lot of reasons for why they don’t want to commit to the goal of zero harm. But I have to say, if you are satisfied with just a couple percent better - how many patients is it okay if they suffer preventable infections. I think the only acceptable answer is zero. If we’re not going to commit to zero now - then when? And if we’re not going to do it, who will do it? If not us, then who?”
– Mark Chassin,
CEO Joint Commission7
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The journey takes time — but it starts with a community where clinicians can share their experiences advocating for caregiver safety initiatives and communicating ways to build a culture where zero harm is the only acceptable outcome.Tell us your story
We safeguard caregivers so you can bolster your operating rooms, reinforce your processes and protect your patients.
We are here to collaborate with you to meet your education, implementation and standardization expectations.
This is just the beginning. And together, we can achieve zero harm — for both caregivers and patients.
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5. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/statedeaths.html. Accessed July 2017
6. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2011-123/pdfs/2011-123.pdf?s_cid=3ni7d2X_NSC_June2016#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20U.S.%20Bureau,per%2010%2C000%20em%2D%20ployees). Accessed June 8 2020
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Zero splash and spills, zero airborne contaminants, zero smoke, zero retained surgical sponges, zero blind spots, zero trips & falls, zero drug diversion, and zero doubt messages are not guarantees and are aspirational in nature.