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The Trouble With Transvaginal Mesh - August 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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W ith all the haggling and back- and-forth with capital equipment vendors, buying a big-ticket item can sometimes be a real hassle. To get the best deal at the best price, we took a different approach when we were in the market for a new sur- gical video platform. We presented vendors with a list of our demands: This is what we want and how we want it. First, we created a list of vendors that offered video systems we were interested in. We also created a list of must-have features, like wireless capabilities and autoclavable equipment (see sample at right). Using this informa- tion, we created a spreadsheet where vendors could list their best quote and what it included — like how many camera heads, video 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A Y 2 0 1 6 Show Equipment Vendors You Mean Business • LET'S MAKE A DEAL Give vendors a list of exactly what you want in your capital equipment to get the best quote and eliminate haggling. Cheryl (Skeet) Todd, RN, BSN, CNOR, CPAN, RNFA Ideas Work That

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