set optimisation and harmonisation

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  • Standardisation to the highest common denominator


  • Maximises your current assets


  • Reduces the need to fast track


  • Eliminates unnecessary reprocessing
Re-evaluating the contents of your theatre trays can not only potentially reduce the number of sets in circulation but also provide a new source of instruments which can be utilised in the formation of new trays.

Why would you optimise and harmonise?

  • New speciality being developed within the hospital
  • Restructuring within the hospital
  • Merging of hospitals
  • Move to an external decontamination provider
  • Need to ensure compliance with tray weights for health and safety
  • Uneconomical instrument inventory
  • Reduces the size and weight of sets in use

Optimisation of this nature can also provide cost savings on the reprocessing budget should a reduction on “band” costs be achieved.


  • Reduces unnecessary capital expenditure
  • Reduces complexity in theatres and therefore the risk of errors
  • Improves the purchasing process and pricing
  • Reduces the weight of sets
  • Shortens the packing time in sterile services, improves set availability
  • Leaner reprocessing procedures, therefore reducing costs
  • Potential to utilise redundant instruments and therefore reduce “fast track sets”
  • Allows for the consolidation of sets in use
Before set optimisation
Before set optimsation
After set optimisation
After set optimisation


Step 1

Define and standardise the configuration of the set contents, in consulation with your clinicians

Step 2

Set optimisation, this is carried out in conjunction with an instrument upgrade and refurbishment programme to ensure that your  instruments have 100% functionality

Step 3

Implement a preventative maintenance contract or complete managed service in order to preserve the functionality and performance of your surgical instruments