2 Learning ObjectivesThe physical therapist technician will be able to perform safe handling procedures for:Physical therapy treatment suppliesPhysical therapy administrative suppliesPhysical therapy clinic linenSterile equipment and supplies
3 Continued . . .Be familiar with the medical logistical system for ordering physical therapy suppliesBe familiar with the order procedures for medical supplies through pharmacy
4 Physical Therapy Supplies In the physical therapy clinic there are two main types of medical supplies that are used:ConsumablesNon-consumablesThese supplies are provided through either:Medical LogisticsPharmacy
5 Consumable SuppliesDefined as supplies that will be used up, depleted, worn out or issued to patientsThese items need to be stocked and replaced regularlyStorage areas need to be designated and inventory lists kept
6 Consumables Continued . . . Examples of physical therapy consumable supplies include:Ultrasound gelCrutches and cane tipsTherabandsTensor bandagesTapeSyringesElectrodesPensPaper
7 Non-Consumable Supplies Those supplies that are long lasting, reusable items, not consumed during useRequires formal accountability and a Material Control Number (MCN)Should only require replacement if unserviceable or expired life expectancy
8 Non-Consumables Continued . . . Examples of physical therapy non- consumables include:LinenModalitiesPlinthsExercise equipment
9 Medical LogisticsThe Medical Logistics Specialist performs or supervises requisitioning, receipt, inventory management, storage, preservation, issue, salvage, destruction, stock control, quality control, property management, repair parts management, inspection, packing and shipping, care, segregation and accounting of medical supplies and equipment
10 Med Log Continued . . .Items needed to equip, maintain, and support military activitiesDivided into 9 classes:Class 1- RationsClass 2-Defense StoresClass 3-FuelClass 4-Construction MaterialsClass5-AmmunitionClass 6-Canteen StoresClass 7-VehiclesClass 8-Medical and Dental MaterialClass 9-Repair Parts and Components
11 Med Log Continued . . .Medical logistics is used to order and replace non-consumable physical therapy suppliesNot up to the physical therapist technician to order, but rather requests are submitted through BiomedUse form MoD 14
12 Pharmacy Pharmacy is used to order consumable supplies Must fill out appropriate paperworkForm MoD 14Comes from warehouse at NMH
13 Regional Hospitals Supply chain works differently: Regional Hospitals order from Regional Hospital Logistics and Technical DepartmentThe order is passed to the National DepotThe order is then filled, or passed to the prime vendor or contractorThen delivered directly to the Regional Hospital
15 Supply Storage Areas Storage is the keeping of property or supplies Important to store supplies to keep record/inventory as well as for organization of the PT departmentAccess limited to PT staffShould be regularly inventoried and restocked to avoid shortages
16 InventoryThe purpose of an inventory is to bring stock accounting records on line with actual stock quantitiesCyclic inventory is the counting of assets during a given time periodPT supplies should be accounted for on a weekly basisA set amount of each supply should be determined and maintained depending on the expected requirement for that item
17 Inventory Continued . . .An inventory list should be kept electronically as well as a paper copy and should include the following information:Item nameStock number (MCN)The ManufacturerThe date last inspectedThe date of the next required inspectionLocation of the equipmentQuantity
18 Inventory Continued . . .Once deficiencies in stock are identified, the supplies should be ordered using MoD 14 through Med Log or PharmacyKeep copies of MoD 14 for recordsWhen new stock is delivered to the PT department, it must be recorded and placed in the designated storage area
19 Administrative Supplies For proper management of the physical therapy department, administrative supplies are essentialThese supplies include:PaperPens/pencilsLog booksFiles for patient chartsStapler/staplesPaperclips
20 Admin Supplies Continued . . . Like treatment supplies, admin supplies need to kept in a designated area, used only by PT staff and regularly resuppliedResupply is again though Med Log by utilizing MoD 14When supplies are received, verification with the original order sheet must be performed to confirm delivery of what was actually ordered
21 Linen Linen includes towels, sheets, pillow cases, and blankets Linen is used to drape patients during treatment, clean equipment and patients and for infection controlAny piece of linen that touches a patient’s skin needs to be replaced before the next patient
22 Linen Continued . . .A stock of the various linen should always be maintained in the PT clinicDirty linen needs to be collected in a separate bin that is clearly labeled and kept separate from clean linenDo not shake out dirty linen
23 Linen Continued . . .It is the responsibility of the physical therapist technician to:Gather and bundle used linen for cleaningReceive clean linenInspect clean linenFold clean linenDistribute clean linenStore clean linen
24 Biohazard Linen If linen is soiled with blood or body fluids (~2cc’s): Place in red biohazard badClose and seal the bagPlace in used linen bin
25 Sterile EquipmentProper aseptic technique is one of the most fundamental and essential principles of infection control in the clinical settingAseptic Technique = methods by which contamination with microorganisms is preventedAseptic Techniques are those which:Remove/reduce or kill microorganisms from hands and objectsEmploy sterile instrumentsReduce patient risk of exposure to microorganisms that cannot be removed
26 Principles of Aseptic Technique Only sterile items are used within the sterile fieldSterile equipment is handled with a sterile glove that is kept in sight at all timesSterile persons only touch sterile equipmentAvoid reaching over the sterile field if unsterileThe edges of anything that encloses sterile contents are considered unsterileSterile field is created as close as possible to the time of useSterile areas are continuously kept in view
27 SummaryConsumable supplies are those that will be used up, depleted, worn out or issued to patientsNon-consumable supplies are those that are long lasting, reusable, and not consumed during useConsumable supplies are ordered through pharmacy, non-consumables through medical logisticsSupplies are ordered using an MoD 14 form
28 Summary… Supplies must be stored in appropriate, secure areas Inventory must be performed regularly to ensure a sufficient supply of all required items is maintainedAn appropriate supply of linen must be maintained and laundered after each useProper sterilization of equipment and aseptic technique is required for prevention of the spread of microorganisms
30 Comprehension Check What are the two main types of medical supplies? What form is used to order medical supplies?To which departments are these forms submitted?How often should an inventory of PT supplies be carried out?
31 Comprehension Check…What should be done with linen soiled with blood or bodily fluids?What is the purpose of aseptic technique?
32 Answers Consumables and Non-consumables. MoD 14. Pharmacy for consumables, Medical Logistics for non-consumables.Weekly.Place in red biohazard bad, close and seal the bag, and place in used linen bin
33 Answers…To prevent contamination of a patient or the environment with microorganisms.
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