We’ve mentioned before in a previous article that sometimes there’s even some medical processes that you don’t think about. Like how the equipment that was freshly clean gets stored properly to keep it sterile. Which is why we introduced you to sterilization wrap. The triple-layer sterilization packing system that can keep your instruments sterile until they need to be open. And to do this, we used Halyard as an example. Their quality is unmatched with things like wraps and even personal protection equipment. So now we’d like to highlight another Halyard product within that same category. Halyard’s Quick Check Sterilization Wrap. Specifically their H100 variant, with that being the lowest on the scale of their existing H100-H600.
But don’t mistake that low number to mean a lack or decline in anything. In fact, each size can cater to any need your medical practice may have. And if you have any questions, you can call our Free Tech Support line, 704-966-1650, Option 3 for free technical support.
What is Sterilization Wrap
Sterilization Wrap is a form of Sterilization Packaging System (SPS). This means that it’s a device that serves as a packaging material for items prior to, during and after sterilization. Rigid containers would be another example of SPS. Sterilization Wrap, however, is defined by Halyard as the following: “Sterilization wrap is a three-layer laminate composed of a layer of meltblown polypropylene bonded on both surfaces with a layer of spunbonded polypropylene. The sheets of sterilization wrap are square or rectangular fabric produced using a polypropylene three-layer SMS (spunbond-meltblown-spunbond) process.”
Sterilization Wrap is meant to maintain the sterility of the item or items enclosed inside of the wrap. Sterilization wrap works by allowing the sterilizing agent (e.g., steam, ethylene oxide, hydrogen peroxide, gas, plasma, etc.) to penetrate and then providing a barrier to maintain sterility of the wrapped surgical instruments until they’re ready to be opened. And, Halyard’s Quick Check Sterilization Wrap is made of recyclable material, #5 polypropylene.
What are Quick Check Wraps
The non-sequential process uses two sheets wrapped at the same time so that the wrapping needs to be performed only once. This latter method provides multiple layers of protection of surgical instruments from contamination and saves time since wrapping is done only once. So instead of being wrapped like a package inside of a package, you’re doubling up on one layer.
100% of Halyard’s Quick Check Wrap fabrics are made at their Halyard owned and operated facility in Lexington, North Carolina. They’ve been producing the Quick Check Sterilization Wraps since 2012.
What Makes Halyard’s Quick Check Wraps So Good
Sterilization wrap is very important, seeing as it’s what keeps your instruments sterile until you need to use them. So that, in turn, means that you need the guarantee that it can do its job and do it right. Not only does Halyard’s Quick Check Sterilization Wrap provides that guarantee, they have a variety of choices in thickness and size to fit the needs of your specific practice. These Quick Check Wraps are meant to be one-step sterile wraps. The two-layers being wrapped in one packaging layer allows for quick inspection of your trays and the materials in them. Here are a some things about Halyard’s Quick Check Sterilization Wrap that you need to know:
- Inspect trays easier and faster than ever
- Superior microbial barrier protection with patented Powerguard technology
- Cleared for all of the same sterilization systems as HALYARD* KIMGUARD* ONE-STEP* Wrap
- Made from recyclable #5 polypropylene fabric
- Made in the USA
The Quick Check Sterilization Wraps even utilize Halyard’s patented Daisy Design pattern for optimized airflow. The ventilated areas of the wrap paper spread out in a pattern resembling that not unlike a daisy flower. The porosity allows for optimum airflow in and out of the packaging. And it’s engineered to optimize the surface area available for sterilant penetration and evacuation.
Strength and PowerGuard Technology
Halyard’s patented Powerguard technology guarantees your sterilization wrap has the highest achievable barrier measurable. A Superior Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) up to 99.9%. It provides optimal abrasion resistance. And it allows the wrap to resist penetration of bacteria and filter particles that carry bacteria.
Plus, O&M Halyard manufactures at a 45 degree angle, which creates a strong and balanced sheet of wrap in either direction it is challenged.
Every one of Halyard’s sterilization wraps are lint resistant. But we’d like to briefly touch on why they tell us that it’s important. Essentially, reducing lint in all preoperative practice settings reduces the risk of infection. This in turn improves patient outcomes on many fronts.
This is due to the fact that if left on some instruments that are used in operation, lint can get into the bloodstream. Mainly through a surgical wound and cause a whole host of health issues. Some of the most common issues reported from this are: blood clot formation; amplified inflammation; poor-quality wound healing; adhesions and band formation; granuloma formation; and increased incidence or severity of infections.
Size and Protection
Halyard’s Quick Check Sterilization Wrap offers a variety of sizes for whatever you need. And usually they also come in different thicknesses from H100 to H600. The higher the number, the more protection you get from each wrap. But today, we’re focusing on the H100 variation, the thinnest of the bunch. The H100 can support a tray weight of 0-3 lbs. And they’re meant for use with light linen packs, linen gowns, towel packs, single basins and other lighter wrapping needs.
And the Halyard Quick Check Sterilization Wraps are available for purchase in the following sizes:
Having the guarantee that even when your instruments aren’t in use, storing them securely and maintaining full sterility is extremely important. Halyard has been at this since the late 70’s so you know that with age comes wisdom. They’ve got it down to a science by this point. With their Quick Check Sterilization Wraps, you can keep your instruments clean with a tray weight of up to 3 lbs. And their patented Powerguard technology means that nothing is getting in or out. And it’s all made right here in the USA. There’s no doubt that Halyard knows what they’re doing, and their confidence is only backed by their incredible quality.
As always if you have any questions about this process or anything else please feel free to contact us and take advantage of our “FREE TECH SUPPORT.”
We also offer FREE VIRTUAL TECH SUPPORT to “See and Talk” with a “Real Time Live Technician” for any problems you may be in need of help with.
You can also use our “FREE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM”. Take the guesswork and worrying about what unit is due for maintenance and which maintenance cycle it is time for. We will keep track of all your autoclaves and let you know when it’s time for anything.