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What Are the Most Popular Types of Custom Trays

In the surgical environment, sterility is imperative; which is where custom procedure trays come into the picture. They are essential for holding your surgical tools and related items. The available models are varied enough to provide compartments for the full range of hand-held tools that a seasoned surgeon may need to use. The following is a small compilation of the custom procedure trays you might find inside a competent hospital.

1. The Expedient On-the-Go Procedure Tray

This very popular type of procedure tray speaks for itself. Surgeons are one of the important services in the event of disasters; as such, the on-the-go kit provides a verifiably sterile container for the all-important tools of the trade. Included, of course, are the standard medical kits, as well as space for the emergency-specific array of instruments that every surgeon has.

2. One Use Custom Procedure Trays

This is an invaluable option found in just about every reputable surgeon’s kit; although they function adequately inside your operating room, they are specifically made for emergencies for which you can never be fully prepared. It certainly helps to have this single-use, disposal tray in your arsenal, however. It is second in the line of disaster-preparedness – see the on-the-go option above – and helps eliminate at least one area of worry in a hectic, in-the-field incident. Single-use custom procedure trays are made to fit the same kinds of surgical tools that the other ones can hold.

3. Custom Procedure Trays for Perforated Tools

Every surgeon knows that the first step to keeping their tools clean and sterile is allowing them to dry. The perforated custom tray, therefore, is fairly common in offices. The holes allow for fluid drainage as well as breathability, so that air can circulate through the set-up. Most of these also have additional paths for the cleaning fluid to drain, so that the tool can be ready for use again quickly.

4. Custom Procedure Trays with Stands/Legs

Usually, you’ll find an assortment of custom procedure trays in the average surgeon’s lab; this can vary between perforated trays, legless custom trays and the same option with attendant stand for convenience. Stands can also be obtained separately; but sometimes, it’s more convenient to get one with the built-in apparatus. Surgeons find them useful for stable operating rooms, where their increased bulk isn’t a hindrance as it would be in an on-the-go kit. In the field, you can alternate between standing, sitting or trying to work in an otherwise awkward position; and stands are rarely necessary in such cases.

5. Multi-Tray Systems

A common site in a surgeon’s workspace; the stackable, multi-tray system is useful for its durability – after all, you have to hold all the other custom procedure trays in place, right? It positions your multitude of trays within easy reach, while also affording the kind of organization that’s necessary in such a high-quality work environment. Your surgical instruments will be protected from contamination in these stackable trays, which also have a covering option for further protection.