Sterile Wrap Update
April 21, 2021
South Island CSSD Regional Meetings (Gem meetings)
May 3, 2021

It is very important that all sterile science personnel from managers to technicians fully understand that the “NZSSA does not endorse sterilizing products” of any kind by any company.

In this time when there are sterilizing wrap shortages, many companies are taking the opportunity to sell sterilising products which we would not normally consider. Many are not designed or tested for the NZ market  nor do they meet the requirements of our standard.

It has been brought to my attention that the company selling the “One Tray” product may be using the name of the NZSSA without permission. I have previously informed them that we do not endorse products and that continues to be our stance. I shall be taking the matter up with Medsafe and Pharmac.

This is a product which was specifically designed for immediate use sterilization. It does not replace sterilizing wrap for long term sterile storage nor replace rigid reusable instrument crates.