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Managing biological implants such as tissue can be a daunting process for today’s operating room. The numerous steps needed to ensure proper handling —ranging from chain of custody, regulatory and registration compliance to Joint Commission and Food and Drug Administration requirements—can leave hospitals unsure of where to begin.
Learn how automation in the operating room can lead to a more efficient approach in managing biological implants from point of receipt to issuance and point of care. See how transparency and automation across the supply chain—driven by real-time analytics—can result in efficient workflows, provide required documentation and reduce costs associated with waste and expiration.
- Describe why tissue management is a key focus for today’s OR
- Discover challenges in using manual processes, including difficulties in capturing critical information throughout Chain of Custody
- Explain how automation can help meet strict regulatory requirements
- Identify steps needed to build a case and justify cost to key stakeholders
Ruth Damron, MBA, RN
Ruth Damron, MBA, RN, joined Cardinal Health in 2012 and is currently with the Strategic Solutions team, which is dedicated to identifying and implementing supply cost savings opportunities while focusing on supporting patient safety and outcomes. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Ruth was director of implementation at The Resource Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascension Health, where she facilitated contract implementations across 50 hospitals in 20 states. From 2007 to 2010, Ruth was clinical resource manager for Resource Optimization and Innovation, an operating division of Mercy Health System. In this role, she coordinated the system-wide Value Analysis Team, led product utilization savings initiatives and worked collaboratively with the quality team to align supply chain initiatives with patient safety.
Ruth gained her clinical experience at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where she worked as the clinical manager of neuro, ortho, plastics, and ENT. She has an extensive clinical background of more than 20 years, including the cardiothoracic team at Barnes-Jewish, project management in sterile processing and circulating and scrubbing in various service lines. Ruth received her BSN from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois and her MBA from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.
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