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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161838
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Ready, Set, Go: On-Time Patient Throughput in an ASC
Author(s):
Woelk, Candace; Higgins, Carolyn; Ladner, Cindy; Thomas, Tamara
Author Details:
Candace G. Woelk, MN, RN, CNOR, Shawnee Mission Surgery Center, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, USA, email: candace.woelk@shawneemission.org; Carolyn Higgins, BSN, RN; Cindy Ladner, BSN, RN, CAPA; Tamara Thomas, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: In an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), two performance benchmarks are room turnover and surgeon wait times. This multispecialty ASC formed a Patient Throughput Committee in 2009 with the goal of reducing turnover time and surgeon wait time. Average turnover time was defined as patient out of the OR to next patient in the OR. The average surgeon wait time was defined as incision close, including dressing application, to next case incision. Multidisciplinary members include representatives from medical staff, anesthesia team, leadership, business office, PACU nurses, and OR nurses. The committee meets monthly to review statistics, update action plan initiatives, and identify specific strategies for improvement. Actions identified were the revision of documentation forms to eliminate unnecessary duplication, rounding on patients and staff, ensuring appropriate patient arrival times, efficient organization of equipment and supplies, and revising assignments to utilize staff collaboration. LEAN principles and training were utilized in this process. The average room turnover time in 2009 was 10 minutes compared to 12 minutes in 2007. The surgeon wait time decreased to 29 minutes in 2009 compared to 32 minutes in 2007. The committee identified initiatives to target key areas for improvement by specialty. Orthopedics and plastic surgery have offered the biggest challenges. Improvement continues as the process is fine tuned. Year to date 2010, room turnover is nine minutes with surgeon wait time of 28 minutes. These improvements have impacted ASC efficiency. It is a challenge every day and the team continues to rise to the occasion.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReady, Set, Go: On-Time Patient Throughput in an ASCen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWoelk, Candaceen_US
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Carolynen_US
dc.contributor.authorLadner, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Tamaraen_US
dc.author.detailsCandace G. Woelk, MN, RN, CNOR, Shawnee Mission Surgery Center, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, USA, email: candace.woelk@shawneemission.org; Carolyn Higgins, BSN, RN; Cindy Ladner, BSN, RN, CAPA; Tamara Thomas, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161838-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: In an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), two performance benchmarks are room turnover and surgeon wait times. This multispecialty ASC formed a Patient Throughput Committee in 2009 with the goal of reducing turnover time and surgeon wait time. Average turnover time was defined as patient out of the OR to next patient in the OR. The average surgeon wait time was defined as incision close, including dressing application, to next case incision. Multidisciplinary members include representatives from medical staff, anesthesia team, leadership, business office, PACU nurses, and OR nurses. The committee meets monthly to review statistics, update action plan initiatives, and identify specific strategies for improvement. Actions identified were the revision of documentation forms to eliminate unnecessary duplication, rounding on patients and staff, ensuring appropriate patient arrival times, efficient organization of equipment and supplies, and revising assignments to utilize staff collaboration. LEAN principles and training were utilized in this process. The average room turnover time in 2009 was 10 minutes compared to 12 minutes in 2007. The surgeon wait time decreased to 29 minutes in 2009 compared to 32 minutes in 2007. The committee identified initiatives to target key areas for improvement by specialty. Orthopedics and plastic surgery have offered the biggest challenges. Improvement continues as the process is fine tuned. Year to date 2010, room turnover is nine minutes with surgeon wait time of 28 minutes. These improvements have impacted ASC efficiency. It is a challenge every day and the team continues to rise to the occasion.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:28Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
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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