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Customized surgical trays are categorized by type, based on their utility in certain settings. They have substantially increased efficiency in operating rooms as the trays are already designed with the correct equipment. Custom surgical trays are all about convenience and adaptability. Categorization of surgical trays assists medical personnel in choosing the style of surgical tray that will be most helpful for a particular surgical procedure before surgery begins. Following, is a list and brief description of the different types of custom surgical trays commonly available.

Types of Custom Surgical Trays

  1. Single Use

Single use surgical trays are designed to be used once and then disposed of. They are often the best type of surgical tray for procedures that take place outside of the operating room.

  1. On the Go Kits

On the go kits are mobile and easily carried. They include the primary medical instruments which are guaranteed to be sanitary.

  1. Surgical Trays with Stands

Surgical trays with stands are ideal for the majority of surgeries that take place in the operating room. With the stand built into the tray itself, it is a simple procedure to set up and have the necessary tools within easy reach.

  1. Perforated Instrument Tray

Custom surgical trays are available that have perforations, allowing for drainage of any excess fluids. The perforations increase the exposure to steam during sterilization procedures.

  1. Covered and Stackable Trays

Custom surgical trays are designed for effective storage, and are easily stacked to make inventory and accessibility simple. Hospitals can determine the best trays for their staff, and can order surgical trays designed for immediate use, or choose trays made from metal, plastic, or stainless steel.

Components of Custom Surgical Trays

There are numerous types of surgeries, and depending on the type of operation, the components of custom surgery trays varies accordingly. Certain disposable components are considered essential for all custom trays, and include:

  • Dressings
  • Bowls
  • Suture
  • Disposable syringes
  • Surgical blades
  • Surgical swabs
  • Scalp vein-type needles
  • Forceps
  • Stitch cutter
  • Surgical drapes
  • Personal protection materials
  • Towels

Hospitals and physicians are free to choose additional components in their custom trays, even though that item is not normally required for certain procedures. Examples of custom trays that also contain specialized components, include:

  • Surgical skin staple which is used to close skin wounds during surgical procedures, or to connect or eliminate parts of the bowels or lungs
  • Cardiac catheter which is a tube used in a catheterization procedure when diagnosing and addressing cardiovascular problems
  • Nasal oxygen catheter used to evenly distribute oxygen through perforations
  • Litigation clip used to close off bleeding vessels

Some standard custom trays have been developed by many surgical tray companies that address the needs of a variety of facilities. The trays can be used as a starting point and modified according to the physician’

s requirements. Standard custom trays contain all procedure required surgical equipment and accessories. Special trays can be ordered to accommodate younger and smaller patients that contain appropriate gauge needles and customizable sized drapes. Standard custom trays, include:

  • Angiography Trays
  • Biopsy Trays
  • Interventional Radiology Drape Trays
  • Pacemaker Trays
  • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Insertion Trays
  • Combicath Trays

Every hospital, or health facility, that has physicians performing surgical procedures, requires essential surgery tools at the ready. Custom surgical trays allow facilities to order the selected, pre-sterilized trays in bulk, while being assured that they are ready for immediate use. Operational costs of the facility are reduced as less time is required for surgery preparation and application. The savings in time, increase the odds of a speedy operation, that could actually, save a life.