When people ask me about instrument tracking, there are are number of things I need to find out from them so that I get an idea of what they want to track. So I begin by asking them what they would like to track:
The advances in surgical procedures and surgical instrumentation, over the past 10-20 years has been astounding. Once upon a time, just about every surgical procedure was open surgery and involved simple pivot based stainless steel instruments. These days, surgical instruments are highly complex hybrid material devices.
This has led to a quiet revolution in sterilizing departments around the world. Instruments were once simple and tray assembly straightforward.