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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161860
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving On-Time Surgical Starts Using LEAN Six Sigma Procedure
Author(s):
Kemp, Duane M.; Adkins, Erik; Barnes, Charles; Budge, Jeffery; Gallus, Katerina; Reilly, James; Sheridan, Tara; Veldhouse, Theresa
Author Details:
Duane M. Kemp, MSN, RN, CNOR, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California, USA, email: duane.kemp@med.navy.mil; Erik Adkins, USN, HM3; Lt. Commander Charles Barnes; Commander Jeffery Budge; Katerina Gallus, MC, USN, CDR; LT James Reilly, NC, USN; LCDR Tara Sheridan, MC, USN; Theresa Veldhouse, NC, USN, ENS
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: In October of 2009, the main OR changed the first case start time from 7:44am to 7:30am with the exception of the general surgery department. Since the change was made, our on-time starts declined monthly from a high of 78% in September to 38% in January 2010, resulting in an average of 1,863 minutes of lost surgical time monthly. This decreased overall productivity and affected staff morale due to the extended work hours completing an extended schedule. A LEAN Six Sigma charter was written and an interdisciplinary team was formed consisting of a surgeon, an Anesthesia provider, Nursing Staff and Surgical Technicians. The team developed a process map using value streams and identified areas of value and areas of constraints and waste. Interventions for improvement were developed and initiated as a result of analysis. Our on-time starts have improved to 82 percent and losses of minutes have decreased to an average of 868 minutes. The implications for this process improvement were to increase on-time surgical starts and to recapture valuable surgical time, increase productivity and increase staff morale.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving On-Time Surgical Starts Using LEAN Six Sigma Procedureen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKemp, Duane M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAdkins, Eriken_US
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.authorBudge, Jefferyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGallus, Katerinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorReilly, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorSheridan, Taraen_US
dc.contributor.authorVeldhouse, Theresaen_US
dc.author.detailsDuane M. Kemp, MSN, RN, CNOR, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California, USA, email: duane.kemp@med.navy.mil; Erik Adkins, USN, HM3; Lt. Commander Charles Barnes; Commander Jeffery Budge; Katerina Gallus, MC, USN, CDR; LT James Reilly, NC, USN; LCDR Tara Sheridan, MC, USN; Theresa Veldhouse, NC, USN, ENSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161860-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: In October of 2009, the main OR changed the first case start time from 7:44am to 7:30am with the exception of the general surgery department. Since the change was made, our on-time starts declined monthly from a high of 78% in September to 38% in January 2010, resulting in an average of 1,863 minutes of lost surgical time monthly. This decreased overall productivity and affected staff morale due to the extended work hours completing an extended schedule. A LEAN Six Sigma charter was written and an interdisciplinary team was formed consisting of a surgeon, an Anesthesia provider, Nursing Staff and Surgical Technicians. The team developed a process map using value streams and identified areas of value and areas of constraints and waste. Interventions for improvement were developed and initiated as a result of analysis. Our on-time starts have improved to 82 percent and losses of minutes have decreased to an average of 868 minutes. The implications for this process improvement were to increase on-time surgical starts and to recapture valuable surgical time, increase productivity and increase staff morale.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:41:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:41:49Z-
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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