Addressing the Ramifications of Vendor/Loaner Trays on Perioperative Services and CSP Operations

With the growing population of adults needing total joint replacements and complex spinal procedures, come greater challenges for hospitals to manage loaned and consigned surgical instrumentation. There are significant management and accounting issues when utilizing a third party as a source for instrument trays. Constraints exist because there are multiple parties involved in the process, each with competing priorities and goals.

This position paper dives into the importance of a formalized loaner tray process that comes with critical performance expectations. The document explains how meaningful data generated in the process when properly captured, reported, and analyzed will provide all levels within the healthcare organization an understanding of where the performance gaps may lie.

“It was a pleasure to work with Cory Nestman from HSS who brought tremendous domain expertise in surgical instrument management and sterile processing best practices,” said Nam D. Vo, CEO. “Cory along with Davi Schmidt and her customer direct experiences and thought leadership have addressed key areas of challenges and made solid recommendations on how to solve them.”

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About UniteOR
UniteOR is a leading cloud-based solution provider for surgical tray management designed to manage consigned (loaned and borrowed) surgical instrumentation while managing and measuring vendor compliance to increase sterile processing and operating room (OR) efficiency and improve patient safety. Based on the company’s communication platform, the solution drives a collaborative procurement process to enforce and manage stakeholders’ (including sterile processing, clinical materials management, perioperative, OR staff, and vendor representatives) compliance and accountability. UniteOR offers healthcare providers, clinical practitioners, and vendor representatives the tools to ultimately provide the highest level of healthcare services in the OR to the patient at a lower cost. For more information please visit