Archive May 2018 XIX, No. 5

Ideas That Work: Wrap Less with 3-ply

Outpatient Surgery Editors

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3 3-Ply
WRAP IT Lower instrument wrap tears and re-sterilization costs by switching to 3-ply.

We had issues with instruments poking through the wraps when we were using 2-ply wrap. We used to wrap the instruments several times to try to avoid this, which wasted time and money. After switching to 3-ply wrap, we saw a significant decrease in the number of tears during our visual inspections of the wrap. This cuts down on costs since we don't have to re-sterilize instruments as often.

Connie Garrett MSN, RN-BC, CNL, CNOR
James A. Haley Veteran's Health Administration
Tampa, Fla.
connie.garrett@va.gov

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