Inventory Management in the Central Service Department

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Efforts to cut costs by healthcare organizations continues to rise in priority as profit margins continue to shrink. The supply chain accounts for up to 30% of a hospital’s budget and studies show that an estimated $5 billion per year is wasted on high-cost medical devices (Mathew, John, & Kumar, 2013) (Becker's Hospital CFO Report, 2016). An efficiently managed supply chain can reduce total operating costs by up to 8% (Parsa, Jin, Roni, Eksioglu, & Eksioglu, 2011).

Since many supplies are processed through the central sterile supply department (CSSD), this area plays an important role in streamlining, tracking, and optimizing a large percentage of a hospital’s inventory. This requires balancing cost-cutting efforts with ensuring the right items are available at the right time and place for patient care.

The content of this course is applicable to CSSD personnel. It is designed to educate these professionals on the importance of inventory management and strategies for optimizing and streamlining processes to eliminate waste and ensure needed supplies are available when and where they are needed.



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Efforts to cut costs by healthcare organizations continues to rise in priority as profit margins continue to shrink. The supply chain accounts for up to 30% of a hospital’s budget and studies show that an estimated $5 billion per year is wasted on high-cost medical devices (Mathew, John, & Kumar, 2013) (Becker's Hospital CFO Report, 2016). An efficiently managed supply chain can reduce total operating costs by up to 8% (Parsa, Jin, Roni, Eksioglu, & Eksioglu, 2011).

Since many supplies are processed through the central sterile supply department (CSSD), this area plays an important role in streamlining, tracking, and optimizing a large percentage of a hospital’s inventory. This requires balancing cost-cutting efforts with ensuring the right items are available at the right time and place for patient care.

The content of this course is applicable to CSSD personnel. It is designed to educate these professionals on the importance of inventory management and strategies for optimizing and streamlining processes to eliminate waste and ensure needed supplies are available when and where they are needed.



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