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What Are Standard Packs?

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Many medical clinics, surgeons’ offices, doctors’ offices, hospitals (patient floors, emergency rooms, operating room suite,) ophthalmic offices, dental offices, perform surgical procedures or specific treatments no matter how small the setting tends to use standardized surgical trays.

Different surgeries require different tools, the doctor may designate the number and type of instruments they need to do the procedure correctly.

Why Use Standardized or Custom-Made Surgical Packs?

Standard and custom procedure trays save time and money for the facility. The facility does not need to hire additional staff and purchase sterilization ovens and equipment to assemble packages for procedures and treatments on site.

Facilities see an increase in cost efficient production and sterilization with a reduction in waste.

Seldom does the staff have to run and find a tool that fails to be in a pre prepared kit. Doctors seldom have to put a procedure on hold because the tool they need is missing in the package.

These pre-packaged custom procedure trays allow less time for the patient to be under anesthesia. These packs offer a safety element.

Prepared and sterilized custom procedure trays made off site reduce errors. Operations and treatment procedures are easier to perform when the necessary tools are available for the staff and doctor.

The ease with which procedures are performed when all tools are available to the physician or nurse increases patient quality of care.

Pre prepared custom procedure trays allow for all tools found in one place, reducing packaging materials.

Most custom procedure trays contain standard tools. The tools included in a standard procedure kit in an ophthalmic office or dental surgical office versus a hospital may differ, depending on the medical arena.

Standard packs do not change to any significant degree, but do vary according to the medical arena.

Standard Packs Vary Depending on the Facility and the Procedure

  • Labor and Delivery (packages for natural deliveries versus C-Section deliveries
  • Operating room prep-kits
  • Gynecology
  • Cystoscopy
  • Suture Kits
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Joint replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Amputation procedures

Every medical facility has a team of clinical advisors and appointed doctors who determine what goes into their standard, custom procedure tray. A list of items contained in standard packs is sent to third party companies who arrange and sterilize these standard kits.

A standard, custom procedure trays contain a minimum of the following. If the medical team wants customized procedure trays, a list of additional items is sent to the company.

These other elements are added to kits. Thus the packages are tailored for certain procedures. These sterilized packages are then delivered to customers.

The Standard Pack may contain,

  • 9 X 10 three tray compartments
  • 9 X 4 two tray compartments
  • 8 X 5 1/2 tray foam
  • A blue absorbent towel
  • Dry sponge prep Wing
  • Dry sponge prep stick
  • Plastic cotton tip applicator
  • Wood, cotton tip applicator
  • Poly drape paper towel (20 X 20)
  • Poly drape paper towel (23 X 38)
  • Drape towel wrap
  • Gel PVP 4-ounces screw top
  • Nitrile exam gloves
  • Scrub PVP 4-ounce bottle
  • Paint PVP 4-ounce bottle

In Conclusion

Gone are the days where medical facilities had a responsibility to set aside a special autoclave room to package and sterilize standard custom procedure trays.

Many third party companies have set up business to supply different medical services with custom procedure trays and customized packing for specific operations, procedures, and treatments according to an individualized list of components in each package.

Facilities realized long ago that contracting this service out to companies saved them time, money, and decreased errors in packaging. Pre packaged custom procedure trays save time, money, and increases patient quality of care.