Organize ESF Pin Inventory
with Common Office Supplies
Submitted by VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, Los Angeles, California
A high probability exists that you've seen various ways of organizing external fixation pins, potentially from some of our past tips or from a method devised out of your own organizational needs.
Methods can vary from practice to practice as each requires different pin styles, sizes and lengths based on case load.
Addressing both of these issues, the purchase of only a few, common office supplies will streamline external fixation pin inventory for easy access and reorder while minimizing setup cost.
Organizing the folders can be done several ways. One of the easiest is using multi-colored labels (colored fonts on white or full-colored label) to differentiate pin inventory for easy review and reorder. Example:
After labels are made and color coded, place sterilized pin packs in their proper location for easy retrieval during your next surgery.
No matter the size or complexity of your ESF pin inventory, organizing has never been easier or more affordable.