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Thursday, July 26, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET | 1 CE
Although ORs generate the highest revenue for hospitals, they are often the most expensive units, with supply costs estimated at nearly 60% of total expense budget. Surgical gloves were the third most frequently wasted surgical supply behind gauze and sponge patties, according to a recent study of neurosurgical cases. Hospitals are recognizing that line-item cuts are not sufficient to meet the demands of today’s fee-for-performance environment, where quality of care is the main focus. In this webinar, we will discuss proven approaches to minimizing waste and reducing costs by using the LEAN principles developed by Taiichi Ohno for the Toyota Production System.
- Discuss the LEAN approach to problem solving and using standard methodology to benefit the entire hospital.
- Identify how value stream mapping can minimize waste and optimize delivery of quality care.
- Describe waste generators and value-add opportunities in glove-use practices and evaluating glove materials and qualities.
- Discuss ways to implement a LEAN approach to glove selection in the OR.
Judith Seltzer, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR, is Surgical Clinical Director, Strategic Accounts, at Mölnlycke Health Care. Her responsibilities include education and program development, such as planning, producing, and implementing clinical education for nurses and other healthcare professionals, as well as research facilitation related to latex allergies, glove powder, barrier protection issues, and antiseptic agents. She serves as an expert clinical specialist for hospital administrators of acute and non-acute healthcare facilities.
Perry Wein, MS, RN, CNOR, is Director of Perioperative Services at Newport Hospital in Newport, RI. His responsibilities include oversight of the OR, postanesthesia care unit, preoperative area, endoscopy, and sterile processing department. He works with 55 full-time employees to ensure cost-effective utilization of available resources, advocate for patient safety, and produce high-quality outcomes.
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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