In this article we will cover how to Create, Edit and Manage your Inventory. By creating an Inventory and using Categories you will be able to keep track of your departments medical supplies, drugs and tools in greater detail.
Creating Inventory Items - There are three kinds of Inventory items as listed below:
Tools - Tools represent your low dollar figure and non-medical items that reside on an apparatus. These items include axes, pike poles, halligans, spanner wrenches etc. Tools are tracked within a compartment by unit count rather than by ID (like Equipment).
Medical Supplies - Medical Supplies are tracked by unit count like tools, however they offer the additional fields of expiration date and LOT number.
Drugs - Drugs allow you to track data with all the complexities of the previous two Inventory types. However, they add the ability to mark the drug a controlled substance and to track the specific weight/volume present. Controlled substances require a digital signature upon check completion.
Compartments: Once you have created your Inventory, the next step is to create and populate compartments. These compartments will be available to you when creating checklists as Compartment check steps. To add a finished compartment, simply add a check step, select Compartment and then select the name of the compartment you want to add from the dropdown.
Example of a Completed Compartment:
Tired of manually filling in expiration dates and LOT numbers?
Simply turn on the Pre-Fill Item Data toggle and that data will be automatically populated during an apparatus check.