In parallel to the regular patient track (for a colonoscopy clinic) I need to model the cleaning process of the equipment used in the procedure (scopes). These are a limited resource and their inventory level is critical.
For the cleaning process of the scopes, should I:
1 - Model it in the patient track ? It doesn't feel natural as this process is no longer linked to any patient. Once the scope is cleaned, it is placed in storage for later use. Or there might already be a doctor waiting for it as it is a limited resource.
2 - Model it as an Item Object ? After the exam is done, have a Send Item activity and model the cleaning using Item Objects ? The problem with this is controlling the number of scopes in circulation.
3 - To solve this last issue, can an equipment be converted to an item object and vice-versa ?
My guess is I have to do option 1.