Surgery centers have limited storage space for supplies, which is why it’s important to identify and combine the SKUs used for every procedure in space-saving packs. Combining the most frequently used supplies streamlines operations and reduces supply costs, according to Mandie Shipp, RN, BSN, senior consultant in clinical operations at Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health.
Here is a tip Ms. Shipp shared with Becker's ASC Review:
“Identify and combine all supplies needed into a single pack — from OR setup to cleanup. Include single sterile items that you might otherwise take from the storeroom during a procedure.”