Using bar-coding, wireless and Internet technologies, Lawson Surgical Instrument Management helps hospitals ensure the correct surgical instruments and trays are available when and where they are needed. The application standardizes tray sets, simplifies tray assembly processes, identifies deviations in sterilization procedures, and tracks tray status and location. It enables hospitals to reduce the number of urgent instrument searches, which can delay or cancel surgeries, ultimately enabling better patient care. Lawson Surgical Instrument Management helps hospitals optimize their resources and increase staff productivity while reducing errors and instrument repair/replacement costs. The Lawson application uses the Microsoft® Windows CE operating system.