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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161839
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reduction of Implant Wastage at Jefferson University Hospital
Author(s):
Wolk, Diane; Kelly, Carol A.; Mason, Lizanne W.
Author Details:
Diane Wolk, MSN, RN, CNOR, Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: diane.wolk@jeffersonhospital.org; Carol A. Kelly, MSN, RN; Lizanne W. Mason, BSN, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Clinical Issue: Surgical implants are sometimes opened but not used at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital operating rooms (ORs) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This contributed to an annual expense costing over $750,000 in calendar year 2008. Money saved by eliminating preventable implant wastage could support other programs in our 46 room OR. Project Scope: This project was identified by a core group of operating leadership staff. A Six Sigma methodology approach was utilized to include the Voice of the Customer survey tool to gain feedback from the surgical team. Some of the benefits of this project were to lower case costs and reduce variance in OR procedures. The team consisted of nurses, materials management staff, physicians, and lean Six Sigma trained staff. Some of the accomplishments have been investment on the part of the process owners and stakeholders, development of new policy, purchasing of additional sizing aides for implants, and incorporation of wastage information to new surgeon orientation. We continue to identify potential barriers decreasing our defects in the process. We have identified and continue to work with a multidisciplinary team. Our financial benefit is $406,000 (+/- $90K). Our team has increased staff awareness, has received buy-in from many stakeholders, and achieved a 50% reduction in preventable implant wastage by volume. Creative suggestions continue to be proposed from staff and are being incorporated into the newly designed process.
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.titleReduction of Implant Wastage at Jefferson University Hospitalen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWolk, Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Carol A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMason, Lizanne W.en_US
dc.author.detailsDiane Wolk, MSN, RN, CNOR, Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: diane.wolk@jeffersonhospital.org; Carol A. Kelly, MSN, RN; Lizanne W. Mason, BSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161839-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Clinical Issue: Surgical implants are sometimes opened but not used at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital operating rooms (ORs) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This contributed to an annual expense costing over $750,000 in calendar year 2008. Money saved by eliminating preventable implant wastage could support other programs in our 46 room OR. Project Scope: This project was identified by a core group of operating leadership staff. A Six Sigma methodology approach was utilized to include the Voice of the Customer survey tool to gain feedback from the surgical team. Some of the benefits of this project were to lower case costs and reduce variance in OR procedures. The team consisted of nurses, materials management staff, physicians, and lean Six Sigma trained staff. Some of the accomplishments have been investment on the part of the process owners and stakeholders, development of new policy, purchasing of additional sizing aides for implants, and incorporation of wastage information to new surgeon orientation. We continue to identify potential barriers decreasing our defects in the process. We have identified and continue to work with a multidisciplinary team. Our financial benefit is $406,000 (+/- $90K). Our team has increased staff awareness, has received buy-in from many stakeholders, and achieved a 50% reduction in preventable implant wastage by volume. Creative suggestions continue to be proposed from staff and are being incorporated into the newly designed process.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:29Z-
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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