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What Will the OR of the Future Look Like? - July 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 6 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U LY 2 0 1 4 P lacing red dot stickers on expensive items or items stocked because of surgeon preference during each quarterly check of inventory will serve as visual indicators that help your materials manager track supply usage. Stick the dots on visible areas of the prod- ucts, but not in places that interfere with storage of the item. (Avery sticker dots are nice because they're easily removed without damaging packages.) Note the date the stickers are placed on specific items to indicate when the tracking began or when the item came into the facility. Your materials manager will identify fast- and slow-moving products — the red dots will indicate excessive stock — and see how long they take up valuable shelf real estate. Stormi Little United Surgical Partners International Sunset Hills, Mo. slittle@uspi.com STICKER PRICE A Simple Way to Track Costly Supplies Stormi Little CONNECT THE DOTS Stickers help you track how often items are used in order to identify excessive stock. IDEAS That Work OSE_1407_part1_Layout 1 7/3/14 9:00 AM Page 26

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