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Why is sterilization of custom trays important?

A custom procedure tray is one of the most useful equipment when conducting a surgery. A properly sterilized custom tray comes in handy when maintaining universal sterility in medical apparatus. In fact, professionals recommend that sterilized surgical instruments should be carried in a sterilized custom tray. One other advantage of using custom trays is that they can be tailor-made or individualized to match one’s procedural ethic. Custom trays were invented during a period when there were significant medical advancements and a rising need for proper sterilization of medical apparatus, therefore leading to an increase in recovery. Custom procedure trays have become more and more popular over the years especially due to their proven effectiveness in facilitating successful operations in theaters.

The process of sterilization

Sterilization is probably the most important process in a medical facility as it involves killing, eliminating, or deactivating any form of the biological agent. The process is used to destroy or remove any kind of life that can be found on the surface of the tray. There are many ways you can use to sterilize custom procedure trays without damaging them. You can achieve sterilization of surgical equipment through applying the following;

  • Heat
  • Filtration
  • High pressure
  • Chemicals or
  • irradiation

Benefits of sterilizing custom procedure trays

By now you already know that its critical for all medical equipment to be sterilized. Sterilizing a custom procedure tray may come along with the following benefits;

  • Dependable sterilized solutions

While it might be challenging to conduct an operation with 100 percent accuracy, using sterilized equipment elevates the level of accuracy. In a professional manufacturing setting, it is way much easier to sterilize a set of custom trays including all the necessary surgical instruments to be used by surgeons in operating rooms. The only drawback here might be the expenses involved but since custom trays save time and life and both of these are basically money then sterilized custom packs are worth it. Take it from this perspective; taking too long on a delicate operation may cost a life, or rather would you find money useful if you’re not alive? An unreliable tray will just increase probability of a failed procedure which is lethal.

  • Maintaining vitality

Although the human body can fight off harmful pathogens, this might not be the case in a delicate operation. Pre-sterilizing and pre-packaging custom procedure trays for maximum applicability and time retention yields quantifiable success in an operating room.

Monitoring and control of sterilized custom trays

Sterilization should be monitored from time to time to checked for failed sterilization or contamination. You can use mechanical monitors such as pressure or temperature to check for failed sterilization periodically. You can also use chemical indicators that are sensitive to chemical components attached to the outside of the packaging to monitor the efficacy of your sterilization. It is also possible to use biological indicators to monitor how effective the sterilization process was for specific spores or infectious materials.

Industry experts indicate that experienced professionals should conduct all the steps appropriately when sterilizing surgical trays. Therefore, prior to sterilizing custom procedure trays, it’s crucial that you carefully understand each and every step of the whole process. You should also designate each activity a separate yet controlled area when performing each and every step in the sterilization process.