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GM-020 Optimising the supply chain of medical devices: pharmaceutical classification and quality management
  1. A Koddous1,
  2. Y Chraibi1,
  3. L Zarayby1,
  4. A Benmoussa2,
  5. G el Ghazouani3,
  6. S Derfoufi1
  1. 1CHU Ibn Rochd–University Hassan II Casablanca, Hospital Pharmacy, Casablanca, Morocco
  2. 2University Hassan II Casablanca, Laboratory of Drug sciences-Biomedical Research and Biotechnology-Medical and Pharmaceutical College, Casablanca, Morocco
  3. 3CHU Ibn Rochd, Hopsital Pharmacy, Casablanca, Morocco


Background The hospital pharmacy is in charge of providing pharmaceutical products for 1200 hospital beds dispatched across more than 46 care units. It covers a large rank of references arranged arbitrarily. This lack of standardisation in the medical devices classification can cause sudden shortages and disturbances in space management.

Purpose The aim was to implement progressively a quality management system by building storage mapping related to both risk based classification of medical devices and their medical specialty panels.

Material and methods The superficies of storage stores were calculated through development plans. To classify and organise medical devices, two programmes were used: Microsoft Excel 2010 and ARCHICAD19. The dimensions of the secondary and tertiary packaging of each medical device, shelves and storage pallets were measured. Other parameters were also calculated: packaging volume, average monthly consumption, volume of average monthly storage and number of average monthly consumption in 1 year, and the effective storage capacity (ESC) of each storage store.

Results The ESC of storage store were, respectively, 552.20 m3 for fungible, 227.68 m3 for products accessories for medicine and pharmacy (PAMP) and 38.80 m3 for surgical sutures. 14 medical specialty panels composed fungible storage store. Their distribution was as follows:

  • Fungible 79%:

    • Surgical panel 63%, including the following surgeries: general, thoracic, cardiovascular, surgical drainage, visceral, orthopaedic and traumatology and neurosurgery.

    • Respiratory panel 16%

    • Urogenital panel 6%

    • Gastric panel 5%

    • Parenteral panel 4%

    • Spinal panel 1%

    • Other accessories 5% (eg, review and monitoring–operating kits–accessories infusion and transfusion divers)

  • PAMP 8%

  • Surgical sutures 13%.

These statistics are also converted in space occupancy percentage.

Conclusion The new classification has helped to build storage mapping of medical devices, which has provided better product visual identification, has improved space management and will have a positive impact on performance indicators of the quality management system, such as decreased shortages.

References and/or acknowledgements Article 4, Dahir No 1-13-90 du 22 chaoual 1434 (30August 2013) Law No. 84-12 related to devices medical.

Article 7, Decree No 2-14-607 (18 September 2014) Law No. 84-12 related to devices medical.

No conflict of interest

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