The “black box” entered the operating room – Deakin
A system similar to black box technology, where flight data and cockpit conversations are stored on airplanes, is being used in four operating rooms at Stanford University Hospital.
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The advanced monitoring system records everything that happens in the operating room, from human performance to distraction, patient vital signs and equipment malfunctions, and any factors that can influence the outcome of the operation.
For use in surgical procedures “black box” details on the Stanford University website. .
Inventor Theodor Grancharov: I have been inspired to fly
Theodor Grancharoff, who began his studies in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark in 1990, developed the first prototype of the black box with a group of engineers in Toronto, where he went in 2006.
Dr. Grancharoff, inventor of the black box, who recently joined Stanford University School of Medicine as a professor of surgery. “Flying has inspired me and what makes flying the safest form of transportation,” he says.
The researchers believe that the information collected by the monitoring system will become a rich resource that will enable the development of new operational solutions. When the Quality, Safety, and Operations teams at Stanford Medical School Hospital recognize potential problems with efficiency, collaboration or safety, they will be able to refer to recorded data to identify factors that can be improved.
A system that monitors the operating room, not the physical box
“The black box is not a physical box, it is a sensor that monitors the operating room and records data. You can’t see it,” diyen Grancharov, “We specifically designed it to not be distracting or require human input. Use the standalone system that runs continuously in the background,” the statement.
Mary Hawn, chief of general surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine Hospital, emphasized that the purpose of the technology is not to blame, but to promote a culture of safety and continuous improvement.
To ensure the privacy of both staff and patients, recordings are deleted after 30 days in the system, as faces in videos are blurred and voices changed.
“In five or ten years, no one will be able to imagine a modern operating room without a black box,” said Karakutu’nun mucidi Theodore Grancharov.