Set Rarely Used Supplies Aside
Hold items on surgeon preference cards are those items that the surgeon may need, but are not typically used for every case. When opening for a case, place the "hold" items aside, unopened. If an item is needed as the surgery progresses, it's easily accessible. If the item is not needed during the case, you're able to return it to your inventory. We hold items for several services, including ortho, general, urology, GYN and ENT. In 2014, this practice saved us nearly $1 million.