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How to find the right custom tray to fit your needs


Custom trays are continually becoming popular in medical facilities due to the convenience they bring about in operating rooms among other benefits. These trays, also known as surgical trays are used for carrying surgical tools for a particular procedure in an operating room. Surgical trays are normally categorized according to their classes of functions. This categorization can help you determine the type of custom trays you might need for a particular surgery before it is conducted. You can utilize these categorized surgical trays at your medical practice for certain procedures as an alternative to medical stock models.

Commissioning the custom trays

The very first step of processing custom procedure trays if your practice requires them is commissioning them. You ought to formulate the custom tray’s regular operational performance and requirements. Afterward, you order your ideal custom trays depending on the inclinations and requirements of the surgeons to conduct specific procedures. Thereafter, the other steps of processing custom trays including inspection, packaging, sterilization, storage, and monitoring will follow.

Custom tray options

The following are the major types of custom trays you can choose from:

On the go Kits

If you need a mobile custom tray that you can conveniently carry along with you all the time then on the go kits could perfectly suit you. They are also easy to use in case you have amateurs in your medical practice. These kits can be compared to first aid kits since they have the basic sanitary surgical tools required for immediate medical attention.

Covered and Stackable Trays

These trays are known for being strong and durable. The strength of these custom trays will help protect the surgical tools from contamination and staining. It will also protect the tray before any given operation by allowing you to hoard the custom tray.

Single – use Procedure Trays

Single-use procedure trays can be useful when you need a medical kit out of the laboratories or operating rooms. Accidents can happen anywhere at any time. It is important to make available a single-use procedure tray at all times to deal with such situations.

Perforated Instrument Tray

Perforated instrument trays are easily available and have some rips in it to allow air into the instruments. The perforation enables you to drain fluids out of the custom surgical tray. It’s not advisable to use a wet surgical tool; the pores allow for air to move in freely and dry up the instruments. Likewise, if you want to clean the tray, you need an equipment or place where the cleaning solution and water will run into to avoid messing the operating room or laboratory.

Surgical Trays with Stands

Some custom trays have stands built with it. Even though you can use any custom tray of your liking as you see fit, one of the best options is having a surgical tray accompanied by a stand. For example, if you’re about to operate on the ground or in an obstinate position, then surgical trays with stands could be very useful. Moreover, when you are conducting operating procedure in an operating room or laboratory, it would be more advantageous if you use custom procedure trays that are supported by a stand.

That said, what is really important is having enough information about the different types of the custom surgical trays and having an informed mind while making the decision of what custom tray best fits your need.