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  • #25396

    sue
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    Please forward me any information on OR project
    [email protected]
    Thanks,
    Sue

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    #61207

    Brit
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    Could you be more specific?  And what hospital are you with – just an FYI for the ret of us…

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    #61208

    sue
    Member

    I’m trying to improve the start time for the first cases for OR in our hospital. A lot of systems are manual. There is internal and external causes of delay with lab-tests, X-rays, consent forms…etc. My focus is the internal fix, first. Few things…we can not change the current layout, and a lot of pre assessment (preoperative test) is done at two locations, accross the street form one another.
    Thanks
     

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    #61209

    Brit
    Participant

    We had the same preop assessment issue and localized it – saved about $600k in reduced cancelled surgeries.
    We closed our inventory system (we use Pyxis) – costs some dollars to implement, but reduced supply cost per surgery by about 18% – will pay for the system in less than 18 months.
    We are working on first surgery time, but we really don’t have a huge issue there.  We are finding that actualy the second and third scheduled surgeries are the trouble spots.  We are working on a better way to pre-set carts for the next surgery to reduce supply wait time, we have a coordination schedule with environmental so they can plan their room cleans, and we have implemented a Manager position for the business side of surgery top oversee the issues, if any.  We are also working on handoff between surgery-PACU-unit.  Found we had a short wait time after surgery, causing a need to have a longer break between events.

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    #61214

    sue
    Member

    Did you do a VSM?
    As for the pre-op/scheduling improvements how did you localize it? Is there a time line that is followed per each pre-op test complition? A cutt off time for the day before, pehaps?
    Let me know
    Thanks
    Sue

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