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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162046
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Optimizing Efficiency in the OR
Author(s):
Duffy, Lucylle; Lanaras, Rita
Author Details:
Lucylle L. Duffy, MA, RN, CNOR, Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey, USA, email: lucy.duffy@atlantichealth.org; Rita Lanaras, BSN, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Clinical Issue: Provide an efficient and predictable operating room schedule using various technologies and electronic methods to heighten awareness, increase accountability, increase room utilization, and help celebrate success. Efficiency is a key expectation for facilities, surgeons, and patients. Description of Team: Entire surgical team participates in efficiency goals. Preparation and Planning: Data is extracted and communicated daily, weekly, and monthly. Planning of expectations is reviewed weekly with Director of Surgery, Anesthesia, and Nursing representatives. Assessment: Baseline data was obtained in January 2008 regarding first starts and room utilization assessing issues of highest priority. Implementation: It was decided in June 2008 to develop increased ways of communicating the data obtained. Daily graphs of first cases starts are displayed in the main OR, including delay reasons. Weekly and monthly results are reviewed and communicated in various forums, including the OR Committee, OR staff meetings, and Administrative Board Presentations. Outcome: Communication of efficiency has improved the performance of the unit on a consistent basis. Implications: This has allowed us to justify additional need for operating rooms, resource allocation, and predictability of the schedule. The process was then implemented in our Ambulatory Unit in January 2010.
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.titleOptimizing Efficiency in the ORen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDuffy, Lucylleen_US
dc.contributor.authorLanaras, Ritaen_US
dc.author.detailsLucylle L. Duffy, MA, RN, CNOR, Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey, USA, email: lucy.duffy@atlantichealth.org; Rita Lanaras, BSN, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162046-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Clinical Issue: Provide an efficient and predictable operating room schedule using various technologies and electronic methods to heighten awareness, increase accountability, increase room utilization, and help celebrate success. Efficiency is a key expectation for facilities, surgeons, and patients. Description of Team: Entire surgical team participates in efficiency goals. Preparation and Planning: Data is extracted and communicated daily, weekly, and monthly. Planning of expectations is reviewed weekly with Director of Surgery, Anesthesia, and Nursing representatives. Assessment: Baseline data was obtained in January 2008 regarding first starts and room utilization assessing issues of highest priority. Implementation: It was decided in June 2008 to develop increased ways of communicating the data obtained. Daily graphs of first cases starts are displayed in the main OR, including delay reasons. Weekly and monthly results are reviewed and communicated in various forums, including the OR Committee, OR staff meetings, and Administrative Board Presentations. Outcome: Communication of efficiency has improved the performance of the unit on a consistent basis. Implications: This has allowed us to justify additional need for operating rooms, resource allocation, and predictability of the schedule. The process was then implemented in our Ambulatory Unit in January 2010.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:44:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:44:48Z-
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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