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Smart Block Scheduling Will Boost Productivity
Most operating rooms use some form of block scheduling, either formally or informally as an adjusted “first come, first served” model, with varying degrees of efficiency. How can you make your block schedule work for you? It’s important to understand the essential elements of block scheduling and how to juggle demands for space, equipment, surgical volume, and turnover time. Having the right systems in place for block distribution, utilization, and maintenance can help meet competing demands and maximize productivity.
After completion of this continuing nursing education activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe a surgical block scheduling system that is data-driven and equitable.
- Examine how block time was redistributed to improve overall productivity of the OR.
- Recognize the role of a governance committee and its block subcommittee in supporting the surgical block scheduling system.
Mary Jane Edwards, RN, CNOR, FACHE
Mary Jane Edwards, RN, CNOR, FACHE, is a director in Deloitte Consulting’s healthcare practice in McLean, VA. She specializes in all aspects of perioperative services, invasive cardiology, and endoscopy, including process improvement and clinical information systems integration. As a Sample clinician and administrator at tertiary academic medical centers and a healthcare consultant, she has more than 30 years of experience. She has led numerous projects involving integrated delivery systems in the US and the UK. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds national certification in perioperative nursing (CNOR).
Contact Hours: Access Intelligence is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #15831. CEUs: 1 contact hour.
Please note: Continuing education credit for this session will be issued only in the name of the person who has paid for or is registered for the session. If there are additional attendees in your organization attending the program, each attendee will need to pay for and receive their own unique login to the system before they can print a certificate of completion for the program.
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