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5-year plan Five years is arguably the longest period of time that you can use to predict the expected life span of your equipment, or its obsolescence. A plan that spans less than 5 years may be too simplistic, while one that goes beyond may complicate matters. You could guestimate that your sterilizer will break down in 2025 or 2030, but that's so far in the future that no one will even care. Moreover, how can you predict any- thing beyond 5 years with any level of certain- ty. Putting together a 5- year capital plan takes time, but the rewards are well worth it. You'll have a real good idea when equipment will break down — and how much it'll cost to replace it. OSM Mr. Goehle (john@goehle.net) is the chief operating officer at Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies in Rochester, N.Y. He also hosts "The ASC Podcast with John Goehle" (ascpodcast.com). Business Advisor BA 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 Properly dried channels reduce the risk of infection. • The Airtime Instrument Channel Dryer uses HEPA fi ltered air to dry the air/water, suction and auxiliary water channels after automated reprocessing. Also available with an instrument air option. • Uses two independent pumps and timers that will dry two scopes simultaneously. Air pressure will not drop when you begin drying a second scope. • Airtime's dual screen allows for two instruments to be dried with independent start and stop times. • Restricted channel sensors will immediately shut off the Airtime pump and alert the user of a potentially clogged channel. • Available options: IV pole mounted, wall mounted or on a table stand.

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