Whether it be opening a new medical practice or re-stocking a medical facility or clinic, getting the best medical equipment is essential for the continued health of your patients and your practice’s success. A burgeoning practice can be cut short by substandard equipment, and can sometimes lead to more problems. Here are some steps to consider when buying medical equipment to make sure you have the complete and correct inventory.
Make a list of all of the equipment that you’ll be needing
Having a list of the tools you’ll need makes prioritization easier. Once you have the list, you can make another where the important apparatuses, like phototherapy bilirubin, are at the top while the non-essentials such as a Prestan CPR Manikin are at the bottom of the list. That way, you’ll know what to buy first and what can be purchased at another time. A list can also give you a tabular view of the number of every apparatus you’ll need, and their individual and total prizes, making for easier prioritization.
Don’t wait for the scheduled purchase date
Many medical practitioners wait until the last possible minute to purchase all the needed equipment. While this is acceptable as you are adhering to the timetable, there is nothing wrong with getting a head start on your shopping. In fact, there are some benefits to this like you’ll have more time to examine the new addition to your inventory to make sure there is nothing wrong with them, they’re on their proper packaging and nothing is missing. You wouldn’t want to order a gooseneck lamp droplight only to discover there is none when you actually need it.
Look for a discount
One other benefit of doing your shopping ahead of schedule is that you can check out more suppliers and find out which offer discounts. Not only can you get your equipment earlier, but you can also sometimes get it for less than what others are paying for. Why pay Php 3,500.00 for a suction machine which is portable when you can get it for 15% less?
Philippine Medical Supplies is the top supplier of durable medical and diagnostic equipment in the country. Get quality equipment at the price you’re looking for by heading and checking out our catalog.