When you are dealing with emergency situations or need to keep waiting times down in a clinical setting, setting up your clinic to efficiency is always a good idea. There are a lot of things you can do to streamline your clinic and shorten the time people have to wait to get the care they need.
Medical Supply Kitting
One of the things that may have the greatest effect on how quickly things happen in any medical facility is reducing the time it takes to set up procedures or get the right supplies into an exam room for patient care. Medical supplies that are put into complete kits can make this process much faster.
Medical product kitting is nothing more than a collection of all the things the doctor or nurse may need to do something for the patient. Often things like sutures are set up in a kit that includes everything from the gloves and gauze to the needles and suture material in one package that can be brought into the exam room as one package. Not only is this a faster way to get everything the doctor will need into one location, but it also reduces the likelihood that something will get forgotten while setting things up.
Operating rooms are filled with equipment and supplies that are required for many different procedures, and this is one place the medical supply kitting is often used. The kit for an operation may be larger than one for stitches in the emergency room, but the concept is the same. Everything the doctor needs can be included in the kit and when the room is set up for an operation, the kit can be opened in a sterile environment when it is required.
Sterile Instruments and Supplies
Keeping the supplies a doctor needs clean and sterile is important to reduce the risk of infection or contamination. Medical supply kitting companies often offer sterile kits that are sealed to ensure they stay clean and ready for use. Even if the kits are transported in an ambulance or used in a field location, the contents of the kit will remain sterile until the kit is opened.
Some kits even come wrapped inside so that once the kit is opened, the nurse, doctor, or anyone using it will have to open a second layer of protection that is inside the kit. That layer is often where the tools and supplies are located and may be able to fold back over the tools in the kit while you are working out of it so that the tools and supplies remain in the kit stay clean.