ORLocate Sponge

The ORLocate Sponge Solution


The ORLocate Sponge® solution is empowered by High Frequency RFID technology and it  provides hospitals with an intraoperative modular family of solutions tailored to their requirements for adjunct technology per the AORN guidelines for RSI (“Retained Surgical Items”) prevention.

The system runs on a medical grade tablet mounted to a portable medical cart and it is equipped with the proprietary HoveRead® optimized for rapid counting of RFID tagged items.
Equipped also with the ORLocate Locator®  it is capable of identifying missing sponges misplaced in the laundry and trash bins or in the patient cavity and thus it replaces expensive and potentially harmful X-Rays.

RFID  is the only technology that can both count and locate items and the only one that can identify many items in one scan.

Utilizing the pioneering HoveRead®, in a matter of seconds a circulating nurse can count every soiled sponge in the surgical arena as well as the unused ones to provide  assurance that no sponges are left behind. The system can also be used to reconcile disposables and untagged items.

The Sponge Tag is embedded into every sponge, gauze and towel used in the OR and tag was designed by Haldor to work with the ORLocate® System to  provide best of class detection capabilities.

The ORLocate Sponge® solution can be easily and quickly installed as either desk or wall-mounted, and it is offered by default mounted on a dedicated Roll-Stand.

For more information see this video.

The ORLocate Sponge® solution can also be integrated with the ORLocate View® server for unparalleled reporting and analytic capabilities, tailored to each client’s needs.

ORLocate Sponge® requires minimal training and the hardware and devices are configurable per the selected use-cases.

The ORLocate modularity  enables Haldor to accommodate it to various customers needs, ranging from a standalone sponge system via intraoperative instrument level tracking all the way through to the  expansion of the solution to the SPD to provide surgical instrument lifecycle visibility.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Eliminate retained surgical sponges risks and liability costs
  • Provide effortless RFID enabled adjunct counting capability
  • Improve intraoperative operational efficiency
  • Reduce time spent on manual counting and searching of sponges
  • Prevent usage of impaired sponge packs
  • Reduce the need for harmful and costly X-Ray
  • UDI & Regulatory compliance
  • Ability to expand to instrument tracking