I work in a high acuity ICU. Recently, while cleaning patient rooms, our housekeepers collected all unused supplies for a one week period. This was done hospital wide and found that we had a projected over $30,000 a year in wasted supplies. We are now brainstorming on ways to lessen that number. Our first meeting, we came up with having a smaller supply pyxis closer to patient rooms so nurses wouldn't have to load up on so many items in case they forgot something bc it wouldn't be as time consuming walking back and forth to get items. This would be more beneficial for floor nurses. The ICU thought of making admission packs which would have standard items we need when admitting a patient to try to help nurses not grab so many items that they don't need. I think some nurses over prepare when getting an admission and grab lots of supplies then end up not needing them. I'm trying to find any other ideas that are used to help lessen supply waste. Any ideas?