Supply Chain Tip of the Week: How to assess if your facility is ready for a joint replacement program

With procedures shifting from inpatient to outpatient and joint replacement leading the way, there is a great opportunity to add these procedures to your surgery center.

Whether you are looking to launch or expand your ASC’s (Ambulatory Surgery Center’s) total joint replacement program, it’s imperative to first assess your facility’s status. When assessing your facility, review the following four factors:

  1. Determine OR (Operating Room) suitability
  2. Review storage capacity
  3. Review OR equipment
  4. Assess sterile processing department

If your facility is not prepared to implement a joint replacement program at this time, make sure to determine your equipment and supply needs before moving to the next step. Bring your ASC growth opportunities with a strong foundation for joint replacement procedures. Click here to view a joint replacement program roadmap and more resources

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