Improve Priority Setting for Emergency and Add-on Cases by Introducing Color Code System in Operating Room

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201716
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improve Priority Setting for Emergency and Add-on Cases by Introducing Color Code System in Operating Room
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Background: In an eleven operating room (OR) setting having block scheduling system only one OR is designated for emergency cases. Registration of emergent, urgent and semi-urgent cases was all classified as red emergency.  If a red case is booked OR is kept empty whether the case arrives within one hour or more. As a result of this quality circle defined guidelines for proper classification of emergency cases under the umbrella of color codes were developed. Method: A Juran’s Continuous Quality Improvement project was done to review the previous system of emergency case classification. Data from November 2009 to January 2010 revealed that 59.98% cases took more than one hour to arrive into OR. The multidisciplinary team formulated a new guideline for prioritization of emergency cases on its nature of emergency by giving color codes as below: • Red as the emergent case to operate within 45 minutes of booking. • Orange as urgent case to operate within 6 hours. • Blue as semi-urgent case to operate in next 24 hours. Results: After the implementation of new guidelines the previous 100% red cases till February 2010 were now divided into groups of red, orange and blue as 48.8%, 43.69% and 6.64% respectively from March to May 2010.  This all has contributed in increasing patient satisfaction and decreased patient’s NPO time. Conclusion: This strategy of classification of emergency cases is a useful tool in running an emergency OR where prioritization of cases is a challenge and influx of emergency cases is very high. Acknowledgement: On World Quality Day celeberation 2010, this quality circle was presented and rewarded as first prize in the competition.
Keywords:
Emergent Urgent and Semi -urgent Operations; Color Codes; Emergency oeprating room case classification
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImprove Priority Setting for Emergency and Add-on Cases by Introducing Color Code System in Operating Roomen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201716-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Background: In an eleven operating room (OR) setting having block scheduling system only one OR is designated for emergency cases. Registration of emergent, urgent and semi-urgent cases was all classified as red emergency.  If a red case is booked OR is kept empty whether the case arrives within one hour or more. As a result of this quality circle defined guidelines for proper classification of emergency cases under the umbrella of color codes were developed. Method: A Juran’s Continuous Quality Improvement project was done to review the previous system of emergency case classification. Data from November 2009 to January 2010 revealed that 59.98% cases took more than one hour to arrive into OR. The multidisciplinary team formulated a new guideline for prioritization of emergency cases on its nature of emergency by giving color codes as below: • Red as the emergent case to operate within 45 minutes of booking. • Orange as urgent case to operate within 6 hours. • Blue as semi-urgent case to operate in next 24 hours. Results: After the implementation of new guidelines the previous 100% red cases till February 2010 were now divided into groups of red, orange and blue as 48.8%, 43.69% and 6.64% respectively from March to May 2010.  This all has contributed in increasing patient satisfaction and decreased patient’s NPO time. Conclusion: This strategy of classification of emergency cases is a useful tool in running an emergency OR where prioritization of cases is a challenge and influx of emergency cases is very high. Acknowledgement: On World Quality Day celeberation 2010, this quality circle was presented and rewarded as first prize in the competition.en_GB
dc.subjectEmergent Urgent and Semi -urgent Operationsen_GB
dc.subjectColor Codesen_GB
dc.subjectEmergency oeprating room case classificationen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:48:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:48:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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