The delivery of sterile products to the sterile field is essential to perioperative practice. The use of protective packaging for sterilized items is crucial to helping ensure that patients receive sterile items for surgical procedures. AORN's "Recommended practices for selection and use of packaging systems for sterilization" offers guidance to perioperative team members in evaluating, selecting, and using packaging systems that permit sterilization of the contents, prevent contamination of sterilized items until the package is opened for use, protect the items from damage during transport and storage, and permit aseptic delivery of the items to the sterile field. © 2014 AORN, Inc.
Morton, P. J., & Conner, R. (2014). Implementing AORN Recommended Practices for Selection and Use of Packaging Systems for Sterilization. AORN Journal, 99(4), 495–505. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aorn.2014.02.014