May 1, 2007

A quest for a perfect OR inventory

By: OR Manager

Top: Steve Stout, OR business manager, and his staff reorganized the $1.5 million inventory of orthopedic plates and screws. Bottom: Have-available bins provide for just-in-case supplies. Aperfect OR inventory—that's the goal of the OR business management staff at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. They've come a long way. In the past, supplies were kept in the OR. Nurses picked their own cases and "wanted everything at the point…

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