A new feature has been added from version 3.30 which allows consumables to be issued with loans. For example, a wheelchair may be loaned to a patient and while the wheelchair itself is listed in the e-Quip inventory, things like cushions, stump supports etc may not be. In the past it would have been necessary to record these as free-text notes within the loan but this is far from ideal.
There is a new reference data item called a Loan Consumable which allows the consumables to be created and edited.
There is a new tab on the loan property page which allows consumables to be added to a loan.
We also plan to be add some reporting and stock control facilities for this new feature in time for the 3.3.0 release