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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162045
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Educating Staff on Supply Costs Leads to Cost Containment
Author(s):
Drago, Rebecca; Dickinson, Corinna M.; Gardner, Laura; Vu, Theresa
Author Details:
Rebecca B. Drago, BSN, RN, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: RBDrago@tmhs.org; Corinna M. Dickinson, BSN, RN; Laura Gardner, BSN, RN; Theresa Vu
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Operating rooms (ORs) generate a significant amount of revenue for hospitals, but care must be taken in conserving resources or it may be costly. Expenses can be reduced if health care providers take initiative in cost containment. However, staff members are not always aware of supply costs, resulting in wasted supplies and increased expenses. Gloves are essential supplies necessary for surgical procedures and are frequently wasted. Large surgical drapes also appear to be opened for many cases but not used. At The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, four perioperative registered nurses researched the retail cost of gloves and large drapes to determine the extent of the clinical issue in the Dunn OR. The number of cases performed in Dunn OR, along with the number of gloves and large drapes used, will be assessed from September to December 2010 and reassessed in January and February 2011 post-intervention. Dunn OR staff will be educated on the cost of gloves and large drapes. They will be encouraged to practice conservative measures to minimize the number of items wasted by opening them as needed. After educating staff, the number of gloves and large drapes opened prematurely is projected to decrease in January 2011. The overall concept of this performance improvement project can be applied to higher-priced items, showing how even the smallest changes in practice impact the OR significantly. Thus, increased awareness of supply costs and conservation methods can decrease expenses in the OR.
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.titleEducating Staff on Supply Costs Leads to Cost Containmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorDrago, Rebeccaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, Corinna M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorVu, Theresaen_US
dc.author.detailsRebecca B. Drago, BSN, RN, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: RBDrago@tmhs.org; Corinna M. Dickinson, BSN, RN; Laura Gardner, BSN, RN; Theresa Vuen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162045-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Operating rooms (ORs) generate a significant amount of revenue for hospitals, but care must be taken in conserving resources or it may be costly. Expenses can be reduced if health care providers take initiative in cost containment. However, staff members are not always aware of supply costs, resulting in wasted supplies and increased expenses. Gloves are essential supplies necessary for surgical procedures and are frequently wasted. Large surgical drapes also appear to be opened for many cases but not used. At The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, four perioperative registered nurses researched the retail cost of gloves and large drapes to determine the extent of the clinical issue in the Dunn OR. The number of cases performed in Dunn OR, along with the number of gloves and large drapes used, will be assessed from September to December 2010 and reassessed in January and February 2011 post-intervention. Dunn OR staff will be educated on the cost of gloves and large drapes. They will be encouraged to practice conservative measures to minimize the number of items wasted by opening them as needed. After educating staff, the number of gloves and large drapes opened prematurely is projected to decrease in January 2011. The overall concept of this performance improvement project can be applied to higher-priced items, showing how even the smallest changes in practice impact the OR significantly. Thus, increased awareness of supply costs and conservation methods can decrease expenses in the OR.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:47Z-
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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