Dr. Augustine shares his thoughts on current medical supply chain issues with specific focus on patient warming, where backorders and supply delays are a consistent and recurring problem.
Reusables are a reliable solution for some supply chain shortages in healthcare, especially for non-sterile products.
Part 1: Why Disposables? (0:31 – 1:21)
Part 2: The Supply Chain (1:22 – 2:18)
Part 3: The Role of China (2:19 – 3:03)
Part 4: When Reusables Make Sense (3:04 – 3:59)
Part 5: Reduce Disposable Waste (4:00 – 5:01)
Dr. Augustine wrote about this very issue in #Anesthesiology publication ASA Monitor: https://pubs.asahq.org/monitor/article-abstract/87/4/e5/137954/Reusables-A-Reliable-Solution-for-Some-Supply?redirectedFrom=fulltext