I think moving EFM equip is the nature of the beast w/ LDRP. We just have a policy of not robbing peter to pay paul, for the most part. Our extra pieces live on the wire supply cart in the clean utility room...that's where you go for an extra. Also, we are all really good abt putting in biomed orders for broken equip. Finders, keepers. Our unit is the hospital "step child", so we know that we have to take care of our own stuff...we may not be able to swing much in capital budget next year.
To save $$$...we circulated a list of what our supplies cost the hospital, versus what we get reimbursed for them. When you see how much your unit loses every time you tube a pack of pads to the ICU, you start sending folks to the stock room for their own supplies. And, it helps goose you to remember to charge for that bag of pit. We also have stopped stocking extra linen in rooms, have dimmed the lights after visiting hours, have a saline lock instead of KVO policy, send EFM belts home w/ Labor checks instead of tossing them, "here, hon, bring these back with you when you're coming to stay". We don't use graduates for urine output w/ foleys, when you can use a hat all the way through the stay. And tons more. We are the recessionistas of the hospital, baby, because our unit has the smallest budget of any in our facility.
About report: We do a shift huddle in the conference room, which is basically a charge report & any assignment changes that need to happen, then individual pt report in a locked med room or empty triage room. Then walking rounds.