Surgical Asset Management

Key to the Success of Quality Patient Care

Good surgical asset management improves efficiencies and surgical instrument quality throughout the perioperative workflow. That’s why Aesculap has developed the SAM Cycle. Following a five step process, it's the only end-to-end surgical asset management model specifically designed to balance both the clinical and financial outcomes. Expert consultants apply real world expertise and industry best practices to improve the lifecycle of surgical instruments, reduce OR inefficiencies and optimize capital expenditures. 

Benefits of Instrument Optimization and Standardization via the Surgical Asset Management Cycle

  • Assurance the facility is operating in compliance with industry guidelines
  • Optimized inventory to meet OR case demands
  • Decreased reprocessing time
  • Reduction in unnecessary surgical instrumentation
  • Reduced OR inefficiencies
  • Increased annual reprocessing savings

The Five Steps of the Surgical Asset Management Cycle

Surgical Asset Management

1. QuickScanTM

A baseline assessment of instrumentation and reprocessing practices in the Sterile Processing Department and the Operating Room. Learn more about the QuickScan process >

2. Surgical Asset Management Analysis

An in-depth, qualitative and quantitative examination of surgical instruments, focusing on instrument quality and optimization. During this step, lean and six sigma practices are utilized to help the facility standardize and optimize its instrument fleet.

3. Asset Optimization

Surgeons and nurse coordinators select the sets they feel most comfortable using to decrease the reprocessing of unwanted of unused instruments. 

4. Process Optimization

Aesculap consultants analyze the SPD workflow and recommend practices to make the process more efficient.

5. On-Going Training and Partnership

Long-term strategies are formulated to help achieve the facility's clinical and fiscal goals. 

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Aesculap Resource Center

Get the latest insights and articles about Surgical Asset Management (SAM) through the SAM Resource Center, an educational portal dedicated to providing Central Sterile professionals expertise in surgical asset management practices.

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