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Two of the many steps in instrument processing are selection and use of packaging systems and storage of packaged devices in a manner that maintains sterility. Rigid sterilization containers, peel pouches, and non-woven synthetic wraps are all appropriate for packaging items to be sterilized. Each has advantages and disadvantages. It is important for clinicians and processing personnel to understand how to select, handle, and use packaging that is most appropriate for devices intended for sterilization and subsequent storage and finally to identify considerations for storage.