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4 Ways of Reducing Concentration of Airborne Diseases in Custom Trays

In hospitals and in laboratories, medical professionals are required to follow certain standards to ensure that diseases will not be accidentally transmitted to any person. The use of custom procedure trays is one of these standards. It prevents medical instruments from getting exposed to contaminated surfaces. Moreover, custom procedure trays can also protect health workers and patients from germs and bacteria.

However, custom procedure trays are not free from exposure to contaminants and other disease-causing agents as they are directly in contact with surfaces that may have germs and viruses. This is why it is important that custom procedure trays also free from disease-causing agents. The proper use and maintenance of custom procedure trays must be observed.

If custom procedure trays are handled carefully and cleaned after use, it is less likely that pathogens in the environment will attach to them. The only challenge is how to have the same protection against airborne diseases. Here are four ways to reduce the concentration of airborne diseases in custom trays:

1. Filtration

Filtration equipment is the first line of defense against airborne diseases. They work to keep the air flow rates at optimum levels. This is because some contaminants spread easily at a certain airflow rates. They can multiply and infect tools and items within a storage room.

This equipment should not be taken for granted. Although they do not necessarily remove the pathogen source, filtration equipment can effectively prevent it, especially when consistently used to filter the air in storage rooms where custom procedure trays are also stored.

2. Dilution

Dilution is a process of controlling airborne diseases by using outdoor air to dilute the air inside. This works like the air that flows outside in a clean environment. Nature offers a lot of benefits, and natural flow of air is one of them.

In hospitals and laboratories, this may not be applied for many different reasons. However, this is also important in many cases as some airborne diseases can be eliminated by diluting them with natural air. The dilution method works like an air-conditioning system in order to dilute air contaminants with outside air.

3. Disinfection

Disinfection is a very common method to prevent and remove airborne infections. There is no question that cleaning the surroundings can greatly reduce the risk of many disease’s, particularly airborne diseases. This is why medical tools and items must be organized and stored accordingly.

Custom procedure trays must not be stored along with other tools that are constantly used. They should be stored in separate medicine cabinets in order to avoid contaminating the whole area. It is recommended to disinfect the storage rooms and custom trays regularly.

4. Pressurization

Pressurization, on the other hand, is a process of making the airflow tight and thick in certain areas in order to contain some airborne diseases. When sensitive areas such as operating rooms are exposed to constant air flow coming from many directions, the probability that the air carries airborne diseases is high.

This is why most operating rooms (OR) are pressurized. This method does not actually remove the infections and contaminants in the air, but it stops them from spreading and infecting other areas. Only open the custom trays in a pressurized place such as the OR.


Custom procedure trays are not ordinary trays. Although they seem to have similar looks with other trays, custom procedure trays must be used in differently. They are also not cleaned the way we clean other trays. Custom procedure trays are maintained in a strictly controlled environment such as hospitals and laboratories.