Kimberly Smith, RN, MS, CNOR, CSPDM

Too frequently facilities allow vendors to conduct trials/evaluations of new products or utilize tools that do not address the criteria on which an acquisition decision is being based. This presentation is aimed at teaching consumers how to identify what need a product should fulfill, consider other aspects of the acquisition such as the many aspects of the logistics tail, identify important criteria and effectively judge the performance of one product versus another. This presentation teaches consumers how to make a normally subjective process very objective and thus result in better acquisition practices.