We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us

Storz, Karl

KARL STORZ manufactures and distributes endoscopes, medical instruments, and devices for human and veterinary medicin... read more Featured Products: More products

Download Mobile App




Integrated OR with Intelligent Volume Automation Technology Improves Safety of Clinical Alarm Systems

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 26 Jul 2022
Print article
Image: KARL STORZ integrated OR with CanaryBox intelligent volume automation technology (Photo courtesy of KARL STORZ)
Image: KARL STORZ integrated OR with CanaryBox intelligent volume automation technology (Photo courtesy of KARL STORZ)

While some studies suggest there are benefits to music in the operating room, such as reduced stress, increased focus, and perceived calming effects, there have also been studies that show music can interfere with communication during critical situations. Now, a new operating room integration technology is designed to help clinicians keep the benefits of music while also allowing for the clearest communication during critical patient events in the operating room. If a patient’s vital signs deteriorate, data exported in real-time from a patient monitoring system allows the integrated operating room to dim or even completely mute the music volume automatically.

KARL STORZ (Tuttlingen, Germany) has debuted the new CanaryBox that syncs with the patient vital signs monitor in real-time and automatically lowers or mutes music volume in the operating room to make sure that critical patient alarms are heard if conditions warrant. While music may help cover up the whirls, clangs and hums from life-saving equipment in the operating room, CanaryBox prevents the music from drowning out critical patient monitor alarms.

“Many surgeons appreciate the benefits of music for the operating room environment. The enhanced focus and sense of calm is good for patient care,” said Glenn Jarrett, MD, an orthopedic surgeon. “A system that allows for immediate control of sound in an urgent situation makes perfect sense.”

Related Links:
KARL STORZ 

Gold Member
STI Test
Vivalytic Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Array
Gold Member
Solid State Kv/Dose Multi-Sensor
AGMS-DM+
Silver Member
Compact 14-Day Uninterrupted Holter ECG
NR-314P
New
Vital Signs Monitor
M3/M3A

Print article
Detecto

Channels

Critical Care

view channel
Image: AI captures electrocardiogram patterns that could signal a future sudden cardiac arrest (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

AI Captures ECG Patterns to Predict Future Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is a critical emergency, leading to death in 90% of cases within minutes. This condition occurs when the heart's electrical activity abruptly changes, causing it to stop beating.... Read more

Patient Care

view channel
Image: The newly-launched solution can transform operating room scheduling and boost utilization rates (Photo courtesy of Fujitsu)

Surgical Capacity Optimization Solution Helps Hospitals Boost OR Utilization

An innovative solution has the capability to transform surgical capacity utilization by targeting the root cause of surgical block time inefficiencies. Fujitsu Limited’s (Tokyo, Japan) Surgical Capacity... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: First ever institution-specific model provides significant performance advantage over current population-derived models (Photo courtesy of Mount Sinai)

Machine Learning Model Improves Mortality Risk Prediction for Cardiac Surgery Patients

Machine learning algorithms have been deployed to create predictive models in various medical fields, with some demonstrating improved outcomes compared to their standard-of-care counterparts.... Read more

Point of Care

view channel
Image: The new eye-safe laser technology can diagnose traumatic brain injury (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Novel Diagnostic Hand-Held Device Detects Known Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury

The growing need for prompt and efficient diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a major cause of mortality globally, has spurred the development of innovative diagnostic technologies.... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2024 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.