The SmartTray™ accommodates virtually all instruments, in any order or mix, from the six largest instrument manufacturers. This means that a variety of tools with different lengths, widths, and depths will fit within the tray in any array, increasing the types of procedures for which it can be used.
SmartTrays™ are designed to extend the lifecycle of the instruments they contain for maximum utility for the customer. Up until now, today’s trays and instruments have an expected lifecycle of 1,000 uses. However, due to the limitations of the standard tray design, the instruments are often lost or misplaced long before they wear out. The SureCount design and processes integrate the SmartTray™ and instruments to ensure their durability.
When fully rolled out, the SureCount system will have a hub and spoke format. The hub – a stackable two-tray General Surgery set with room for 48 instruments – is already developed. The spokes will be procedure-specific trays for the most common surgeries, including labor and delivery, hysterectomies, and vascular surgery. When all iterations of the standard SmartTrays™ are available, the system will cover more than 80% of all major surgeries.
SureCount has contracted with Paragon Medical, a leading worldwide supplier of sterilization cases and trays, to design, manufacture and distribute the SmartTray™.
The SmartTray™ is designed to be consistent with the sterilization containers that are already deployed and is compatible with existing sterilization processes and equipment.
SureCount will offer its General Surgery SmartTray™ for trials, early adopters, and outpatient customers who may not need further customization.