You can use your PPS system to manage the use and availability of equipment available at your practice.
a. To add equipment to your system or modify existing items navigate to Tools > Look Up Tables and double click on Equipment.
b. Here you will see a list of your current Equipment items. To modify an existing item highlight it and choose the Modify option. Pressing Add will allow you to create a new equipment item.
c. Enter the details of your item in the window as shown below. You have the option to enable a usage conflict check when using this specific piece of equipment. Ticking this will mean that when the equipment is booked into an appointment the system will alert you if the equipment is already scheduled to be in use in another appointment at that time.
When you've made your changes from this screen choose Save.
c. When booking or modifying appointments you will now have the option to select the equipment that will be needed for that booking from the dropdown available in the Appointment Details window.
d. If you opted to enable usage conflict checks when adding the equipment item then a pop up like the one below will appear whenever your booking of the equipment is in conflict with a pre-existing booking.
You may want to modify the appointment to use a different equipment item if the conflict will cause issues.