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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!”
After completion of this continuing nursing education activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe how clinician input was integrated in the development of the DPC tool.
- Discuss how staff retain ownership over change requests.
- Demonstrate the DPC tool.
- Review DPC tool reports that track changes.
Ann Z. Putnam, MSN, BSN, CNOR
Ann Z. Putnam, MSN, BSN, CNOR, is the ProComp project manager at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT. She has more than 15 years of experience in the OR. After earning her BSN, she attended the Army Nurse Corps’ Perioperative Training Program. She was an active duty Army nurse for 4 years before transitioning to civilian nursing. As a military spouse, she has moved frequently and experienced the differences and similarities of operating rooms across the country. Previously she has been director of surgical services and an OR educator. Ann has a BSN from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, and a MSN in nursing leadership and administration from Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.
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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