Serres Nemo at Klinikum Gütersloh – Klaus Birwe

Klaus Birwe, Head Nurse and OR Coordinator
Klinikum Gütersloh, Germany

Klinikum Gütersloh was looking for a modern and more hygienic solution for emptying suction canisters, when they heard about the Finnish company Serres. Today the hospital trusts Serres Nemo for safe and effective fluid waste disposal. 

“Our surgical unit consists of seven operating rooms, and around 35 operations are performed here every day,” says Klaus Birwe, the chief of the surgical unit. 

We’re currently at Klinikum Gütersloh in Germany, where Serres Nemo has been in use since October 2017. Over the last months, the equipment has proved its usefulness.  

"One of the concrete benefits of using Serres Nemo is that the disposal of secretions is easy and safe,” Birwe explains. 

Serres provides an effective changing system 

In the past, hospital staff washed and sanitized suction canisters separately by hand – often several times during surgery. Thanks to Serres Nemo, this is no longer necessary.  

"The changing system enables us to remove a greater amount of secretions and fluids during surgical procedures.” 

In addition to ease of use, disposable suction bags reduce the risk of coming into contact with infectious waste. 

"It’s a hygienic solution that protects against contamination,” Birwe adds.  

“A great impact on the day-to-day work” 

Serres Nemo meets the needs and expectations of the hospital staff, according to Birwe. 

"In my opinion it was an excellent idea to buy this equipment, because it has had a great impact on the day-to-day work of our co-workers. Our procedures are now more hygienic and effective,” he sums up.