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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162447
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"Campaign to $ave" and "Going Green"
Abstract:
"Campaign to $ave" and "Going Green"
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2011
Author:Townsend, Christine, RN, BS, CEN, EMT-P
P.I. Institution Name:Orlando Regional Medical Center
Title:ED Clinical Nurse III
Contact Address:1414 Kuhl Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32806, USA
Contact Telephone:321-841-1282
Co-Authors:Katrin Breault, RN, CEN; Darleen Williams, CNS, MSN, CEN, CCNS,EMT-P
[ENA Leadership Conference] Evidence-based Practice Presentation: "Campaign to $ave" and "Going Green"

Purpose: In July 2009, the Emergency DepartmentÆs (ED) leadership team approached the unit's Nursing Practice Council (NPC) regarding rising costs for medical and non-medical supply utilization in the department. As a part of shared governance the leadership team and NPC reviewed six months of financial data and confirmed the ED was consistently over budget. The objective of this project was to increase team member's awareness and change practice in order to reduce monthly costs.

Design: This is a process improvement project. The NPC's main objective was to increase the entire department's knowledge regarding supply utilization and foster a sense of ownership for departmental supply utilization.

Setting: This Southeastern Emergency Department (SEED) is a state certified level one trauma center with an average daily census of 200 patients. Although the SEED is not an academic medical center it is staffed by board certified emergency physicians and emergency medicine residents. The ED's nursing staff has a wide range of experience ranging from one to thirty years. Currently approximately 19 percent of the nursing staff is Certified Emergency Nurses (CEN).

Participants: Initial participants for this project were primarily members of the NPC. The ED staff was quickly incorporated into all aspects of this project.

Methods: Six months of financial data for both medical and non-medical supplies used in the ED were reviewed. Council members were educated by Revenue Integrity personnel regarding documentation and its impact on capturing revenue.
Following this education the ED itself was thoroughly inspected. Surprisingly, this revealed that hoarding supplies and excessive overstocking was a common practice throughout the department. NPC members and participating staff took pictures of some of these areas as examples and displayed them on a bulletin board in the staff lounge. The inspection results generated many ideas and suggestions for practice changes including the development of par levels.
All ED staff members were given hospital e-mail. The ED specific web site was expanded to allow for notices, memos and other information along with staff education to be posted. This electronic communication contributed greatly to the rapid reduction of paper utilization.

Results/Outcomes: For six months prior to implementation the medical supply costs (Campaign to $ave) were 58% over budget. During implementation these costs were reduce to 25% over budget and within six months following implementation costs were 2.9% under budget.
Non-medical supplies (Going Green) had similar results. Prior to implementation non-medical supplies were 9.3 % over budget. During implementation a reduction in cost of 39% was noted and following implementation a cost savings of 44% under budget was achieved.

Implications: The continued success of the "Campaign to $ave" and "Going Green" has given the NPC and the entire department a sense of accomplishment. Establishment of par levels has lowered costs and contributed to a cleaner and more organized department. This sense of success has led the way for many team members to take on additional projects.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title"Campaign to $ave" and "Going Green"en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162447-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">&quot;Campaign to $ave&quot; and &quot;Going Green&quot;</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Townsend, Christine, RN, BS, CEN, EMT-P</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Orlando Regional Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">ED Clinical Nurse III</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1414 Kuhl Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32806, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">321-841-1282</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">christine.townsend@orlandohealth.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Katrin Breault, RN, CEN; Darleen Williams, CNS, MSN, CEN, CCNS,EMT-P</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[ENA Leadership Conference] Evidence-based Practice Presentation: &quot;Campaign to $ave&quot; and &quot;Going Green&quot;<br/><br/>Purpose: In July 2009, the Emergency Department&AElig;s (ED) leadership team approached the unit's Nursing Practice Council (NPC) regarding rising costs for medical and non-medical supply utilization in the department. As a part of shared governance the leadership team and NPC reviewed six months of financial data and confirmed the ED was consistently over budget. The objective of this project was to increase team member's awareness and change practice in order to reduce monthly costs. <br/><br/>Design: This is a process improvement project. The NPC's main objective was to increase the entire department's knowledge regarding supply utilization and foster a sense of ownership for departmental supply utilization.<br/><br/>Setting: This Southeastern Emergency Department (SEED) is a state certified level one trauma center with an average daily census of 200 patients. Although the SEED is not an academic medical center it is staffed by board certified emergency physicians and emergency medicine residents. The ED's nursing staff has a wide range of experience ranging from one to thirty years. Currently approximately 19 percent of the nursing staff is Certified Emergency Nurses (CEN). <br/><br/>Participants: Initial participants for this project were primarily members of the NPC. The ED staff was quickly incorporated into all aspects of this project.<br/><br/>Methods: Six months of financial data for both medical and non-medical supplies used in the ED were reviewed. Council members were educated by Revenue Integrity personnel regarding documentation and its impact on capturing revenue.<br/> Following this education the ED itself was thoroughly inspected. Surprisingly, this revealed that hoarding supplies and excessive overstocking was a common practice throughout the department. NPC members and participating staff took pictures of some of these areas as examples and displayed them on a bulletin board in the staff lounge. The inspection results generated many ideas and suggestions for practice changes including the development of par levels. <br/>All ED staff members were given hospital e-mail. The ED specific web site was expanded to allow for notices, memos and other information along with staff education to be posted. This electronic communication contributed greatly to the rapid reduction of paper utilization. <br/><br/>Results/Outcomes: For six months prior to implementation the medical supply costs (Campaign to $ave) were 58% over budget. During implementation these costs were reduce to 25% over budget and within six months following implementation costs were 2.9% under budget. <br/> Non-medical supplies (Going Green) had similar results. Prior to implementation non-medical supplies were 9.3 % over budget. During implementation a reduction in cost of 39% was noted and following implementation a cost savings of 44% under budget was achieved. <br/> <br/>Implications: The continued success of the &quot;Campaign to $ave&quot; and &quot;Going Green&quot; has given the NPC and the entire department a sense of accomplishment. Establishment of par levels has lowered costs and contributed to a cleaner and more organized department. This sense of success has led the way for many team members to take on additional projects.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:28:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:28:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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