Optimizing Your Procedure Pack Program Through Standardization and Information Systems


Designing, standardizing, and implementing a custom surgical pack program has been identified by perioperative nurses and surgical services managers as a timesaving, cost-effective management practice. An online pack management program can add the real-time power of the Internet to the convenience and efficiency of a custom pack program. This continuing education activity will familiarize perioperative nurses and nurse managers with the benefits of an online, information systems approach to managing custom packs. The advantages of using an online system for direct access to valuable information about a procedure pack program will be discussed. The five key functions of an online pack management system will outlined. Finally, best practices for standardization of procedural supplies across an integrated delivery network or individual hospital will be described.



Upon completion of this continuing education activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of utilizing custom procedure packs.
  2. Discuss the advantages of using an online system to directly access valuable information on your procedure pack program.
  3. Identify five key functions of an online system for the management of your procedure pack program.
  4. Outline best demonstrated practices for standardization of procedure supplies across an Integrated Delivery Network or individual hospital.
  5. Review strategies to enhance physician support of custom procedure pack “optimization.”


Intended audience

This continuing education activity is intended for perioperative nurses and other healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about using an online solution to access important information about custom pack management.

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