One Tray Delivers Advanced Infection Control
One Tray, which was honored in
the Surgical Products 2014 ESP
Awards, is a sealed sterilization
container that promises a better
methodology for processing surgical
instruments and supplies.
Mike Faulkner, the president
of sales at Innovative Sterilization
Technologies, notes the processing
expediency of the product is one of
its key benefits.
“One Tray is the only sterilization
vehicle — including rigid container
or blue wrap — that provides one
standard of care for every patient,
by providing terminal sterilization in
approximately 20 minutes, post-decontamination,” Faulkner points out.
“All other sterilization containers
and wraps require over two hours,
post-decontamination, for terminal
Patient safety is fundamental, but it’s
also complicated. As much as health-
care professionals would like the
prevention of surgical site infections
(SSIs) and similar complications to
be a straightforward, settled process,
there are always challenges.
Especially as mounting fiscal
constraints mandate every member of
the staff take institutional efficiencies
into account in their decision-making,
it’s important to keep pursuing new
options. Care can never be compromised, but maybe it can be improved.
Of course, product manufacturers
have an entirely different motivation
when it comes to discovering that
next generation of infection control.
Innovation Sterilization Technologies
believe they’ve taken an important
step forward with their One Tray
According to Faulkner, facilities
using One Tray are able to cut costs
through reduced energy and water
consumption, and by simply sterilizing more trays in a shorter period of
time. Moving away from blue wrap
also eliminates related issues, such
as delays triggered by torn or wet
In a written testimonial, Robert C.
Marchand, MD, asserts the adoption
of One Tray has made a difference
for him and his facility, South County
Hospital, in Rhode Island.
“Due to the efficiencies with this
system my surgical days have moved
along much more quickly and without
delays,” Marchand reports. “Before
using One Tray I would typically
end a busy surgical day around
8:00 or 9:00 p.m. Now I leave the
hospital around 5: 30 to 6:00 p.m.,
which makes my job as a surgeon
and a parent much easier. On some
occasions I even have the option of
adding another case to my schedule
because of the extra time I have.”
Beneficial as the product might
be to the hospital’s bottom line,
the most important consideration is
how it impacts patients. As Faulkner
notes, increased efficiency has an
end result that patients surely value
more than any other.
“By eliminating delayed cases
caused by wet packs, torn wraps,
and dropped instrumentation, One
Tray gets them home to their families
sooner,” he says.
By Daniel Seeger, Editor