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I am the sterile processing manager for the Clinics and Surgery Center located on the University of Minnesota Medical Center Campus. It's a 342,000-square-foot, 10-OR facility that opened in February — using nothing but sterile wrap to store sterilized instru- ments. Yes, I'm talk- ing about tearable, rippable, puncturable sterile wrap. Here's why I stand by that decision. Container blues In the rigid-versus-wrap debate, we hear so much about the holes that Wrapped Instrument Trays or Sealed Containers? Two sterile processing managers debate the merits of fabric and metal sterilization packaging systems. Which Is Better: Point: Blue Wrap Phillip Van Gorp Minneapolis, Minn. • THAT'S A WRAP Sterilization wrap is flexible and conformable around the instrument tray. Phillip Van Gorp 1 0 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J a n u a r y 2 0 1 7

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