The advantages of Arcsterile
1- Sterile orientated horizontal laminated flow:
- It does not provoke the normal obstacles in traditional operating theaters (vertical flow), or interfere with the surgeon’s head or instruments (light).
- Cuts out air turbulence or drafts, maintaining the utmost laminarity in the flow at all times.
- It does not get in the way of the existing ventilation systems and does not need installation and therefore cuts out laborious assembly.
- Flow commutation (from right to left), depending on the place where the intervention is effected.
- ArcSterile scores an ISO 5 grade at the place of the intervention
- It reduces the number of microorganisms in the air (bacteria, fungus and virus)
- It prevents the sedimentation or deposit of microorganisms inside wounds and cuts
- The type of intervention
- The duration of the intervention
- The patient’s basal state
- The traditional structures of hospitals do not allow the creation of new surgical spaces.
- The rooms and theaters become multi-functional.
- Fully effective in a reduced surgical space.
- Ensures efficient possibilities to maneuver.
6- Cost reduction:
- ArcSterile apparatus is cost efficient.
- The procedures in the theater:
- Cost per hour of using the operating theater:
- Traditional operating theater 1.200 €/h - (1.620) $/h
- Increases the number of procedures/h (higher patient turnover)
- Makes possible new rooms for surgery at an efficient price
- Reduction in costs derived from surgical infections
- Reduces hospitalizations
- New procedures
- Antibiotic therapies
- Reduces claims from patients
- Can be used immediately without installation.
As published on 5 February 2009 in the EcoDiario, the President of the General Board of Nursing declared that preventing healthcare infections could save the Spanish health service 448 million €.
- Reduces the saturation of conventional operating theaters.
- According to data from the The Spanish Board of Health for all Territories, on 31 December 2008, there were 364.397 patients awaiting a surgical operation in Spain.
- The average waiting time for a surgical intervention was 71 days (figures from the Spanish Ministry of Health and Social Policy).