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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183031
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Successful Strategies for Supply System Savings
Author(s):
Singer, Mindy; Kallenborn, C.; Beauregard, M.
Author Details:
Mindy Singer, RN, BSN, MA, CMSRN, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, email: msinger@tgh.org; C. Kallenborn; M. Beauregard
Abstract:
Purpose: The goal of the project was to reduce the dollar amount of lost charges from the supply dispensing system in a large teaching hospital. Method: Leaders from both nursing and central supply developed a list of strategies to reduce the dollar amount of lost charges from the nursing units on a monthly basis. These strategies included an assessment of "take" buttons; relocation of "floor stock" option; development of unit-based custom reports for nurse managers to follow-up on lost chargeable items; staff education; reward system. "Take" buttons that were not working properly or had not been labeled were fixed. The "floor stock" option was moved further down the list of choices, to make it less accessible for staff to select it when removing items. Customized reports distributed to nurse managers allowed for individualized re-education and one-on-one counseling with staff. Staff education also included posters placed on each supply machine, reminding staff to press the "take" buttons and that non-chargeable items would not be charged to patients. Staff also received education through individual e-mails and staff meetings. Staff were able to review their unit?s reports and to compare their improvement with other units. The most improved unit and the unit with the highest compliance rate were identified and rewarded.
Findings: The lost charges were reduced by 72% in a one-year period. Gross revenue dollars for supply items that were not charged were reduced from approximately $1.7 million per month to less than $480,000 per month, a savings of more than $1.2 million. The maintenance of more accurate counts in the supply distribution machines, which resulted from this project, also provided two additional benefits: a decrease in the amount of time required by supply technicians who had to reconcile counts when refilling the machines and an increase in the availability of supplies when they were needed. Discussion: An interdisciplinary approach to developing strategies to reduce lost supply charges was successful in a large teaching hospital.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Naples, Florida, USA
Description:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSuccessful Strategies for Supply System Savingsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSinger, Mindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKallenborn, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBeauregard, M.en_US
dc.author.detailsMindy Singer, RN, BSN, MA, CMSRN, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, email: msinger@tgh.org; C. Kallenborn; M. Beauregarden_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183031-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The goal of the project was to reduce the dollar amount of lost charges from the supply dispensing system in a large teaching hospital. Method: Leaders from both nursing and central supply developed a list of strategies to reduce the dollar amount of lost charges from the nursing units on a monthly basis. These strategies included an assessment of &quot;take&quot; buttons; relocation of &quot;floor stock&quot; option; development of unit-based custom reports for nurse managers to follow-up on lost chargeable items; staff education; reward system. &quot;Take&quot; buttons that were not working properly or had not been labeled were fixed. The &quot;floor stock&quot; option was moved further down the list of choices, to make it less accessible for staff to select it when removing items. Customized reports distributed to nurse managers allowed for individualized re-education and one-on-one counseling with staff. Staff education also included posters placed on each supply machine, reminding staff to press the &quot;take&quot; buttons and that non-chargeable items would not be charged to patients. Staff also received education through individual e-mails and staff meetings. Staff were able to review their unit?s reports and to compare their improvement with other units. The most improved unit and the unit with the highest compliance rate were identified and rewarded.<br/>Findings: The lost charges were reduced by 72% in a one-year period. Gross revenue dollars for supply items that were not charged were reduced from approximately $1.7 million per month to less than $480,000 per month, a savings of more than $1.2 million. The maintenance of more accurate counts in the supply distribution machines, which resulted from this project, also provided two additional benefits: a decrease in the amount of time required by supply technicians who had to reconcile counts when refilling the machines and an increase in the availability of supplies when they were needed. Discussion: An interdisciplinary approach to developing strategies to reduce lost supply charges was successful in a large teaching hospital.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:11:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:11:36Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.name7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationNaples, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, USA.en_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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