Supply Chain Tip of the Week: Determine total joint replacement equipment and supply needs

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Conversations with key stakeholders are critical to understanding what your immediate needs for implementing total joint replacements are. 

Surgeons often know who their preferred manufacturer is for essential items, but their first assist will know the details, so it’s important to include that person in the conversation as well.

Once your equipment and supply needs list is complete, compare it to your current equipment and reach out to your vendors as you determine what your additional equipment and supply needs will be. This includes primary vendors for medical supplies, implant providers (which could vary, depending on the joint you’re replacing), durable medical equipment (DME) providers and physical therapy (PT) providers.

To reduce picking time, consider creating a joint procedure pack. For more information, visit our Presource® Surgical Packs site.

To learn more about how Cardinal Health can support your facility as it enters the total joint space, visit our Surgery Center Orthopedics page.

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