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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157011
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Waste Not- Decreasing Wasteful Practices in the Coronary Care Unit
Author(s):
Macapagal, Frederick R.; Long, Robin; Refuerzo, Laarni; Eparwa, Perlita; Varughese, Kunjumol
Author Details:
Frederick R. Macapagal, RN,BSN,CCRN, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, mail: mackoy59@yahoo.com; Robin Long; Laarni Refuerzo; Perlita Eparwa; Kunjumol Varughese
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Supplies are a major expense for all hospitals. In these times of decreased revenue and lower patient census, it is apparent that we need to look at all avenues of savings. In an effort to improve use and decrease waste, managing supplies wisely was identified as one of the major focus of cost-saving measure in our ICU. A clinical mentor formed a committee to address this problem. DESCRIPTION: Supply expenses from June - August 2008 were gathered and used as the baseline to determine efficacy of the strategies to be employed. Committee members polled staff to identify areas of wasteful practices and possible solutions. Problems identified by staff were not caring about wasting supplies, using linens liberally, improperly charging supplies or not charging at all, or bringing supplies into patient rooms and leaving them unused inside cabinets and drawers. Charge stickers end up on staff uniforms and everywhere else other than where they should be. Simple strategies such as labeling and using IV antibiotic tubing for multiple doses, bolting "junk drawers" shut in patient rooms and, most importantly, changing staff attitude toward wasteful practices were discussed. Posters showing prices and photos of commonly used supplies were presented, one-on-one and group Power Point inservices were done. Nurse champions for day and night shifts were assigned to remind staff of proper use of supplies. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:Data showed our ICU was $13 000 under budget (savings) over 3 months (June - August 2009) after implementation compared to the same period in 2008, when the unit was $35000 over budget (deficit). Staff attitude has changed, practice patterns and staff knowledge of supply cost have improved, yielding less waste and improved use.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWaste Not- Decreasing Wasteful Practices in the Coronary Care Uniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorMacapagal, Frederick R.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLong, Robinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRefuerzo, Laarnien_GB
dc.contributor.authorEparwa, Perlitaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVarughese, Kunjumolen_GB
dc.author.detailsFrederick R. Macapagal, RN,BSN,CCRN, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, mail: mackoy59@yahoo.com; Robin Long; Laarni Refuerzo; Perlita Eparwa; Kunjumol Varugheseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157011-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Supplies are a major expense for all hospitals. In these times of decreased revenue and lower patient census, it is apparent that we need to look at all avenues of savings. In an effort to improve use and decrease waste, managing supplies wisely was identified as one of the major focus of cost-saving measure in our ICU. A clinical mentor formed a committee to address this problem. DESCRIPTION: Supply expenses from June - August 2008 were gathered and used as the baseline to determine efficacy of the strategies to be employed. Committee members polled staff to identify areas of wasteful practices and possible solutions. Problems identified by staff were not caring about wasting supplies, using linens liberally, improperly charging supplies or not charging at all, or bringing supplies into patient rooms and leaving them unused inside cabinets and drawers. Charge stickers end up on staff uniforms and everywhere else other than where they should be. Simple strategies such as labeling and using IV antibiotic tubing for multiple doses, bolting "junk drawers" shut in patient rooms and, most importantly, changing staff attitude toward wasteful practices were discussed. Posters showing prices and photos of commonly used supplies were presented, one-on-one and group Power Point inservices were done. Nurse champions for day and night shifts were assigned to remind staff of proper use of supplies. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:Data showed our ICU was $13 000 under budget (savings) over 3 months (June - August 2009) after implementation compared to the same period in 2008, when the unit was $35000 over budget (deficit). Staff attitude has changed, practice patterns and staff knowledge of supply cost have improved, yielding less waste and improved use.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:20:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:20:31Z-
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.conference.date2010en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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