From this special report, you will learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the perioperative nurses, OR directors, and OR managers who manage OR departments in hospitals and in ASCs. Learn More
Surgery is undergoing an important evolution. Conventional open surgery is rapidly moving toward minimally invasive surgery. At the same time, interventional imaging is moving toward more invasive intervention. A “hybrid” operating room (OR), which attempts to satisfy these blended needs, often comes with benefits as well as compromises.
Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Date: Thursday, May 8 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET CEs: 1 Contact Hour
Perioperative nurse leaders at the University of Pennsylvania decided to try getting back to basics. With help from the chief nursing officer, they convinced 120 operating room nurses, senior leadership staff, materials management, and hospital administration to accept their plan for changes that included a new protocol for scrubs. Leading and implementing meaningful change required authentic leadership, collaboration skills, communication, and partnership.
This webinar will highlight and describe how the culture was changed at a large institution and how changes were implemented to improve quality and add value to patient-centered care.
Recent efforts to increase transparency and engagement among staff and faculty at Vanderbilt University have led to a supply cost reduction, with more than half of surgical cases at or below prior-year costs. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the processes Vanderbilt University used to achieve its savings, including development of an off-site case cart operations center and a detailed custom pack review.
Join OR Manager the Increase Productivity in the OR On Demand Webinar Series. Access two on-demand webinars to better understand ways to increase productivity in the OR. More advanced scheduling techniques and the use of qualified, reimbursable clinical labor are two ways that have proven effective in improving patient outcomes, decreasing surgery rejections, reducing surgeon malpriactice claims and increase productivity in the OR.
Increase Productivity, Patient Safety with Electronic Surgery Scheduling
The introduction of electronic surgery scheduling corrects for missing information, illegible handwriting, and unclear instructions that can be problematic with handwritten forms. This webinar will focus on how changes in scheduling practices can improve productivity and patient safety.
How Surgeon Extenders Can Add Value in the OR
This webinar will focus on how the use of surgical first assistants (SFAs) in the OR can increase surgeon throughput, improve patient outcomes, and increase surgeon job satisfaction.
Implementing supply chain best practices in the perioperative setting is not always a seamless process. How do you meet expectations to deliver better healthcare while also reducing supply costs? The presenters will explain the current state of the supply chain-clinical perioperative dynamic and how you can alter that dynamic through the use of emerging models. The webinar is designed to help you reduce waste and costs by streamlining inventory, preference cards, and other supply chain functions.
This on demand webinar will cover the latest infection prevention techniques being used by some facilities, despite not yet being incorporated into best practices and standards. Presenters will discuss interventions about hygenie, hair removals, medications, and more. This webinar takes a comprehensive look at SSI best practices, and is designed to help perioperative services leaders reduce infection rates and costs to achieve better outcomes.
The presenters will describe the process used by a large academic medical center to develop and implement a new block schedule. They will discuss the results and lessons learned from the first several months of implementation.
*Please note that this event is held in Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Join OR Manager for t he Streamlining Staff Performance On-Demand Webinar Series. Access two on-demand webinars for a discounted price to help dig deeper to understand how to identify, find solutions for, and remedy changes that should be made to company culture and staff performance. Changes at large and small institutions require strong leadership, tight-knit teams, excellent communication skills and the desire to provide high quality, patient-centered care. Learn how large institutions can go about implementing change to the company culture over a period of time, and how to optimize day-to-day operations through customized daily huddles.
Back to Basics: Nurses Take Charge of Their Practice
The Institute of Medicine has urged nurses to take charge of their practice. Yet day to day observations of nursing staff might reveal poor professional behavior. How do you change the culture at a large university hospital? Perioperative nurse leaders at the University of Pennsylvania decided to try getting back to basics. This webinar will highlight and describe how the culture was changed at a large institution and how changes were implemented to improve quality and add value to patient-centered care.
Daily Huddles to the Rescue
Daily huddles in the perioperative services environment are helping many hospitals streamline operations and optimize patient safety, but only if they’re conducted in ways that best serve each particular team. Using a multidisciplinary approach ensures that essential stakeholders are represented. Learn which approaches will make daily huddles at your facility most effective.
A leading expert on infection prevention in the perioperative environment will discuss environmental cleaning and monitoring the effectiveness of cleaning, including high-touch areas. She will talk about the types of germicides presently in use and contact time for germicides, new germicides and changes in technology, plus information on microbes and diseases.