How long does it take for the staff at your facility to prepare a regular procedure tray? A minute? Five minutes? How many trays are needed a day? If there are, in your facility, twenty-four operations a day, and it takes a minute per operation for the preparation of a tray, that’s 24 minutes a day. If it takes five minutes, that’s 120 minutes a day. Are the operations being done in your facility lax enough that this is affordable? Are lives not hanging in the balance? Too, is the expense which goes to preparing those trays a cost that’s worthwhile? If the lowest-paid nurse’s aide on staff is getting fifteen dollars an hour, then it costs $6 to $30 a day for her to prepare trays. That’s $42 to $210 a week, or $168 to $840 a month. Can your clinic really afford between $168 and $840 on a monthly basis just for the arrangement of surgical equipment on a tray? And how about the time involved? 208 to 840 minutes a week, gone. So much lost time in equipment preparation could end up losing lives as well. Thankfully, there is an option which unifies all these issues into a single solution: the customized procedure tray.
Customized procedure trays can be directly commissioned by the individuals who need them for surgery. This means they can be made up any way necessary, with all individual idiosyncrasies a surgeon may have included. Then, once the order has been made, a bulk shipment of such trays can be sent to a medical facility that requires them. This means there will always be a convenient supply of medical equipment readily available should an emergency procedure be required. This curtails the time and cost involved in on-site preparation, as well as on-site sterilization. It also curtails the regular energy cost required for the use of local sterilization procedures. Finally, it allows such local sterilization means to be relegated to tertiary positions as emergency sterilization methods rather than primary players. As a result, they’re always available if needed, but steaming and heating sterilization procedures won’t take up any “financial space” during the interim.
It’s inexcusable for customized procedure trays to arrive without matching the order that developed them. There are some organizations that have built a reputation for accidentally sending the wrong tray to the wrong clinic, and not absorbing the cost for their error. When you’re looking to buy customized trays, consider several items:
Human error can’t be corrected in the corporeal realm, but it can be apologized for and made right. Proper providers of customized trays will very seldom, if ever, have any errors in delivery. But should the worst come to the worst, they’ll own up to their mistake, replace the trays with the right ones sans additional cost, and absorb the expenses of their own error. Such a happenstance would be costly, and ample incentive for the right provider of customized trays to keep from making such an error.
Modernization Via Customization
Customized trays save time and money, and they can also save lives because of those two factors. More time for operation and more money for equipment and training develop more successful operations and a healthier community. Just be sure to use customized trays from a provider with a responsible reputation.