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chase thousands of dollars in additional instruments. Manage loaners. Have techs create and manage a sign-in policy for vendors bringing in loaner instrument sets. Require that all trays and instru- ments be on-site and signed in at the sterile processing department at least 48 hours before the start of the case in which the tools will be used. This gives techs time to preview the instrumenta- tion to make sure all needed items are present and reprocessed before the scheduled case. Techs are also able to spot waste-reduction opportunities by pulling unneeded instruments that are included in sets. Their efforts hold instrument ven- dors accountable for the accuracy of the sets they bring into your facili- ty and can consolidate instruments. Involve your techs. Include techs in surgical staff training and in-services when you're adding a new procedure. Set up the sup- plies and instruments in the OR, so sterile processing techs see all the instruments that will be used and how the table is set up. That exer- cise gives techs a much better understanding of how instruments are 2 3 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 • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 • MORE WITH LESS OrthoNY Surgical Suites reduced the number of instrument trays needed for total knees, and saved both time and money in the process. OrthoNY Surgical Suites

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