If you are using traceability software with your sterliser then extensive information about each sterlisation cycle is being recorded and stored in a secure format
Depending on your set up, Labels with barcodes can be printed and stuck onto each pouch thus linking each set of sterilised instruments with its sterilisation cycle.
In the surgery you might often use several pouches of instruments on a single patient (exam instruments, forceps, elevators etc)
The serial number or barcode on each needs to be recorded in that patient’s notes along with the date of use etc.
In Panara, using a hand-held barcode scanner you can record this information to the patient’s records in an instant.
The stored information provides traceability from patient visit to sterilisation cycle