CEs: 1 Contact Hour *Please note that this event is held in Eastern Standard Time
Reducing Costs: Standardizing the Process for Editing Doctor Procedure Cards
Doctor procedure cards (DPCs) are the recipe cards for success in the operating room. Knowing which supplies to open and when is an essential component of cost containment. A few years ago, a system-wide review of the 22 Intermountain Healthcare hospitals revealed significant variation in how DPCs were updated and maintained. Today surgical services team members, including inventory specialists, central processing staff, and surgical techs and nurses, use the DPC tool on a daily basis. Join this webinar to learn how standardizing your process for updating DPCs can put an end to the age-old comment from physicians, “I asked them to change that on my card!”
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Turnover and First Case Starts Are Not Your Most Important Metrics - A FREE webinar sponsored by LeanTaaS
In this session, UCHealth’s senior financial analyst and former perioperative business manager Ashley Walsh and LeanTaaS iQueue president Sanjeev Agrawal will discuss how machine learning and predictive analytics can uncover the true source of poor OR utilization, share with you how UCHealth has increased OR utilization in just 3 months, and recommend best practices for improving utilization in your OR suite.
Align your supply chain and clinical teams to improve inventory management- A FREE webinar sponsored by Cardinal Health
Automation, combined with data-driven decisions and open communication with clinicians and materials management, has positioned stakeholders to work together to better predict, trend, and analyze product utilization information at every touchpoint throughout their OR supply chain. In this webinar, learn how the use of automation paired with RFID technology has been able to successfully align the OR supply chain.
Improve OR safety and efficiency through two simple gloving changes- A FREE webinar sponsored by Cardinal Health
This webinar discusses how recent surgical glove innovations and current best practices are helping operating rooms transition from older gloving practices to newer, safer ones. As members of the healthcare industry, it’s important to continue to educate ourselves and others about the added benefits that can come from embracing change—such as switching to all synthetic surgical gloves and double-gloving with colored indicator undergloves.
Beyond the Endo Suite: Problems with Flexible Ureteroscopes Used in OR Settings - A FREE webinar sponsored by Boston Scientific
This webinar will describe evidence of reprocessing failures and infections associated with flexible ureteroscopes, as well as the high costs associated with repairing damaged ureteroscopes. The presenter will explain the results from a multisite, prospective study that evaluated the effectiveness of flexible ureteroscope reprocessing. The findings underscore the importance of consistently monitoring adherence to reprocessing protocols and assessing the effectiveness of cleaning and sterilization practices to ensure that flexible ureteroscopes are in good repair and free of contamination before each patient use.
How to Engage Community Physicians Through Mobile Technology- A FREE webinar sponsored by LeanTaaS
Increasing OR utilization and achieving surgeon satisfaction with block time are goals that many OR managers struggle to achieve. Ashley Walsh, MHA, senior financial analyst and former UCHealth perioperative business manager, and Treena Dockery, MBA/HCM, PMP, ACHE, project manager for perioperative services at UCHealth, will discuss how mobile technology can be used to engage surgeons as active participants in improving OR efficiencies.
Data-Driven Analytics for Better Perioperative Decision Making - a FREE webinar sponsored by Surgical Directions
Managing operating rooms and perioperative services is increasingly complex. Without data to guide the way, decisions tend to be either lucky or lousy. However, finding the time to determine what data to collect, how to collect it, and how to analyze and draw conclusions is a huge challenge. Brian Watha and Michael Besedick from Surgical Directions are leaders in the analytics space and will offer you tips and tricks based on their extensive experience, including key data points, how to extract the data, the methods behind measurements, what the output means, and how different variables impact the final output. They will also discuss how to leverage the data to make thoughtful decisions, including overcoming organizational barriers to change. Join this webinar to learn how to collect the right data and use it to drive better decision making.
Combatting the OR supply chain: Steps to creating a successful inventory management program - a FREE webinar sponsored by Cardinal Health
With continued pressures to reduce costs and drive efficiency, the amount of time spent on tasks can be considered the most valuable resource in today’s operating room. Up to 20% of the work week is spent looking for supplies, so it’s no surprise that identifying best practices for inventory management is a common goal of both physicians and nurses. Yet, many hospitals struggle with where to begin. With multiple stakeholders and varying priorities, creating a vision for a successful inventory management program is often the biggest hurdle.
Join Brian Stepien, Senior Director, Clinical Operations for OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, and Jennifer Nichols, BSN, RN, Account Manager for Cardinal Health, as they discuss their journey to a creating a better OR supply chain. Brian and Jennifer will address how they tackled their barriers in OR supply chain and established clear responsibilities between clinical and materials management teams as well as transparency about the true cost of supplies and its impact on patient outcomes.
This bundle of eLearning courses includes the following courses: Clinical and Patient Safety eLearning Course, New OR Manager eLearning Course, Ambulatory Surgery eLearning Course, Surgical Services Administration eLearning Course, Communication and Professional Development eLearning Course, and OR Business Management eLearning Course. This eLearning course bundle was created from session recordings from the 2017 OR Manager Conference and are approved for a total of 47.5 CEs.
Safety is at the forefront of all patient care activities. This series covers a variety of topics related to safe surgical care team collaboration, efficiencies, and infection control. This course was created from session recordings from the 2017 OR Manager Conference and is approved for 7 CEUs.