Category: Sterile Containers
We've built a strong case for changing the way you sterilize
This system offers an assortment of rigid, reusable containers designed to sterilize medical devices and maintain that sterility for up to 180 days. And it is the ONLY container system validated to provide effective sterilization for the DePuy Synthes Companies (Trauma & CMF) instruments and implants.
Indications (See User’s Manual for complete indications.)
The DePuy Synthes Reusable Sterilization Container System is a device intended to be used to enclose other medical devices to be sterilized by a healthcare provider. It allows sterilization of the enclosed medical devices and maintains sterility of the devices until used for a maximum of 180 days.
DePuy Synthes containers are suitable for dynamic air removal (pre-vacuum) steam sterilization when used according to the instructions for use.
Reusable lifting platforms are intended to hold enclosed medical devices above the filter areas of a perforated bottom container during sterilization and storage of the container.
Data cards are used to record information regarding a specific sterilization process load. Filter media allows ingress and egress of sterilant while providing a microbial barrier. Tamper evident arrows provide a visual indication that the container system has not been inadvertently opened prior to use. Each arrow contains a modality-specific (pre-vaccum steam) external process indicator that serves as a visual indication that the system has been exposed to a specific sterilization cycle parameter. Data cards, filters, and tamper evident arrows are single use only.
Benefits and Cost Savings
Blue wrap can rip, which requires the set to be re-sterilized. When tears in the blue wrap are discovered at the last minute, re-sterilization could mean more anesthesia time for the patient and additional cost and time added to the case.
Over time the cost to purchase blue wrap plus the labor time needed to wrap sets by hospital personnel can add up to significant costs for the hospital. Switching to the DePuy Synthes Reusable Sterilization Container System can reduce overall hospital costs.
Compatibility with DePuy Synthes Sets
The DePuy Synthes Reusable Sterilization Container System reduces the ambiguity of set sterility by ensuring compatibility with all DePuy Synthes Trauma and DePuy Synthes CMF sets.
Blue Wrap Waste Reduction
Reusable Sterilization Containers provide an economical solution by reducing the volume of blue wrap disposed of in landfills or incinerated; while also allowing facilities to achieve cost savings.
1. Reusable totes, blue wrap recycling and composting. Environmental best practices for health care facilities, November 2002 JHACO environment of care standards 1.3 2.3 4.0
2. “Going from blue to green”. www.surgicalproductsmag.com April 2011