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Ideas That Work: Empty Your Pockets
Ensure Unused Supplies Find Their Way Back to Storage Room
OSD Staff
Publish Date: February 4, 2015   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
unused supplies PRIVATE STASH Personalized bins help prevent surgical waste.

Empty Your Pockets
Ensure Unused Supplies Find Their Way Back to Storage Room

Position a shelf of bins outside the ORs where surgical techs can stash unused supplies that need to go back to storage. Assign a bin to each tech (ours had fun and personalized theirs). They can return the supplies during their downtime, so they're not spending valuable minutes running back to the storage area between cases. The bins also help prevent supply waste and hoarding.

Carol Fairchild, RN, BS, CASC
Crane Center for Ambulatory Surgery
Pittsfield, Mass.
[email protected]

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