When we first started studying the physics of lasers, wavelengths, metals etc, it took me back to my early days of high school chem lab where I learned the basics of metals, the periodic table (yes, one-by-one with atomic mass, atomic number and symbol names). I was surprised back then to learn that the only element that rusts in nature is iron (Fe).
Tracking at instrument level shouldn't be painful
These days with the concerns over superbugs, prion diseases and other common issues related to instruments found in the operating room, instrument traceability is a must have. Tracking at the "Tray Level" really will not fix any of the problems above.
Laser Marking a Nezhat Instrument Set
We received a Nezhat set from a customer as part of NuTrace Lean process implementation on site for FDA UDI.
Thanks to the North Carolina chapter for IAHCSMM for a great 2016 meeting.
Surgical instrument laser marking is the most efficient, easy,clean and affordable way to etch 2D barcodes on surgical instruments.
Here at NuTrace we have the technology and years of experience in DPM (Direct Part Marking) to not only provide you with state-of-the-art fiber laser technology. We seamlessly mark your own surgical instruments in-house.
I had the pleasure of attending the North Carolina Sterile Processing meeting in Winston Salem, NC the first week of November.
Coming soon a complete view of our process of instrument marking with fiber laser. "Marking surgical instruments is not complex, marking complex surgical instruments is our specialty"
Surgical Instrument Marking. Electrolysis VS Laser Marking
If you are planning or starting the process of tracking at the instrument level
you want to continue reading.
Today's healthcare we want to trace and track every possible instrument without the need to place or glue any kind of foreign objects.
At NuTrace, we see the SPD as a production line rather than another department in the hospital. Such movement of surgical instruments creates an immense amount of information, historicity and generated data. In order to optimally perform, the SPD must reign in such information to return each product to the specific client (instrument to patient).