All steps in preventing the spread of infectious diseases improve patient safety. Packaging plays an important role in infection-control programs. Sterilization packaging is an essential part of a final sterile product.
Improving Patient Safety
In treatment of patients – whether in surgical procedures and operations, in a dentist’s office, or elsewhere – careful attention shall be paid to the cleanness and sterility of all instruments, devices, and other supplies, with their appropriate aseptic handling also taken into account. Sterility is an absolute must, allowing no compromise. Only intact packaging can serve as a sterile barrier. The same conditions apply for both reusable and single-use products.
Sterile Barrier Systems to Eliminate Device Contamination
A sterile barrier system, or SBS, is the minimal package required to prevent ingress of microorganisms and allow aseptic presentation at the point of use. Good quality, strength, and performance in a sterile barrier improve the efficiency and reliability of processing and handling the packed supplies.
The Need for Efficient Packaging Processes
Wipak’s offering for sterile barrier systems and high-end packaging solutions for the medical device industry, pharmaceutical companies, and healthcare facilities follows our holistic approach to quality: we utilize state-of-the-art production technologies and R&D facilities for the benefit of our customers and patients all over the world.
Correct Use – A Mandatory Condition
Devices and instruments are sterilized in their packaging. Appropriate packaging allows effective sterilization and maintains sterility to the point of use of the packed product. Compatibility of the packaging system with the product to be packed and with its sterilization method, handling procedures, marking, and labeling has to be verified. Transportation, warehousing, and stackability needs cause added strains to materials. A well-designed medical packaging solution facilitates aseptic entry of the packed sterile item into use.