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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162021
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reducing Flash Using an Automated Inventory Dispensing System
Author(s):
Condon, Linda
Author Details:
Linda Condon, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: llcondon@jhmi.edu
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: In an effort to decrease flash, streamline the distribution of peel packs, and centralize all sterilization, we purchased six automated inventory dispensing units to hold and dispense peel pack instrumentation in the OR. These six machines were stationed at strategic locations so they were easily accessible. Using the flash records, we identified the items that we most frequently flashed for each service, the most frequent instrument patterns, and unique items that did not reside in a set to determine the initial inventory. Each individual instrument peel pack was identified and a minimum par was set. Each machine was out fitted with instruments specific to their location and the services which would be accessing. For each of the machines, the location of like instruments was standardized to the best of our abilities. All staff was provided an individual log in. The CS staff stock the machine daily using the fill report that prints daily. On average, the CS replenishes 130 peel packs Monday through Friday. This is 130 less reasons to flash and it has had a direct impact on reducing the amount of flashing. This initiative has been going on for over four years and it has allowed us to decrease our flash and provide efficient service to the OR. In addition, this process allowed us to quantify our individual instrument needs and provide a dollar value budget purposes. The OR has come to rely on the efficiency it affords.
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:
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_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReducing Flash Using an Automated Inventory Dispensing Systemen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCondon, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsLinda Condon, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: llcondon@jhmi.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162021-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: In an effort to decrease flash, streamline the distribution of peel packs, and centralize all sterilization, we purchased six automated inventory dispensing units to hold and dispense peel pack instrumentation in the OR. These six machines were stationed at strategic locations so they were easily accessible. Using the flash records, we identified the items that we most frequently flashed for each service, the most frequent instrument patterns, and unique items that did not reside in a set to determine the initial inventory. Each individual instrument peel pack was identified and a minimum par was set. Each machine was out fitted with instruments specific to their location and the services which would be accessing. For each of the machines, the location of like instruments was standardized to the best of our abilities. All staff was provided an individual log in. The CS staff stock the machine daily using the fill report that prints daily. On average, the CS replenishes 130 peel packs Monday through Friday. This is 130 less reasons to flash and it has had a direct impact on reducing the amount of flashing. This initiative has been going on for over four years and it has allowed us to decrease our flash and provide efficient service to the OR. In addition, this process allowed us to quantify our individual instrument needs and provide a dollar value budget purposes. The OR has come to rely on the efficiency it affords.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:25Z-
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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