2023 OR Business Management Conference – Performance Improvement Sessions


All Performance Improvement Sessions from OR Business Management Conference 2023. Take the post test quiz to earn 4 CE contact hours.

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Upgrading your surgical suite’s equipment, adding new technology, or updating specific processes can all contribute to performance improvement.

These sessions from OR Business Management Conference, will show you how taking a new approach or investing in your department can help the overall performance in the surgical suite and increase profitability.

Reducing Staffing Costs by Decreasing Minutes in the Workday

Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the financial impact of OR inefficiency.
• Identify critical timestamps for room turnover in the OR.
• Describe how to create delay reports to generate actionable data.

Take-home tool: Template with critical timestamps to be captured for room turnover. Handout of analytics tool with
adjustable goal setting.

• Stephanie R. Landmesser, MSN, RN, CNOR, CCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
• Monica Young, Vice President Perioperative Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

How to Pivot and Save Millions on Vendor Contracts 

Learning Objectives:
• Chart your inventory usage rates and develop a cost savings strategy.
• Create an inventory reallocation plan to move product from low usage to high usage facilities.
• Learn how to use data to drive decision-making of where to reallocate inventory.

Take-home tool: Operational model using team synergy, a new approach to save millions of dollars.

• Dusty Clegg, MSN, RN, Operations Officer, Surgical Operations, Intermountain Healthcare
• Larissa Jimerson, RN, BSN, Clinical Operations Manager, Intermountain Healthcare
• John Sturzenegger, Continuous Improvement Manager, Supply Chain, Intermountain Healthcare

Managing Rising Labor Costs to Cope with the Ongoing Staffing Crisis

Learning Objectives:
• Learn how to develop creative staffing models to maximize OR capacity.
• Develop a schedule of options for on-call associates and understand how late you could run cases.
• Learn how to maximize staffing without hurting the budget.

• Amanda Brown, MS, RN, PCNS-BC, CNS-CP, CNOR, Nurse Professional Development Specialist, Lutheran Medical Center, Intermountain Health
• Deborah Hedrick, MA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, Director, Perioperative Services, Lutheran Medical Center, Intermountain Health

A Roadmap for Service Line Consolidation: Staying Between the Lines

Learning Objectives:
• Understand best practices for surgical service line consolidation.
• Explore the project planning tools used to plan and track the work.
• Learn how to achieve results on time and within budget.

Take-home tool:
• Service line relocation checklist
• Gantt chart template
• Equipment and instrument checklist

• Natalie Bright, MBA, MSN, RN, CNOR, Department Administrator for Enterprise Surgical Operations, Cleveland Clinic
• Teri Masters, Project Manager Enterprise Surgical Operations, Cleveland Clinic
• Wendy Simmons, MSN, RN, Director of Ambulatory Surgical Nursing, Cleveland Clinic