Jim Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR
Director of Credentialing and Education
Competency and Credentialing Institute
Surgical Services Management
Stobinski will begin his session with a discussion of the current conditions affecting the surgical services workplace environment. He will help participants differentiate regulatory and accrediting agencies and why it is important to comply with professional and accreditation standards. Participants will also learn helpful metrics that determine effective surgical services outcomes. Finally, Stobinski will lead participants through a discussion of the importance of the coordination of work processes so as to effectively manage the surgical services suite.
The purpose of this continuing education activities to provide an overview of the knowledge and skills needed to coordinate work processes in the surgical setting while working with a diverse team of health care professionals. This module reviews the regulations and professional practice standards and guidelines that affect the surgical services environment. The module also discusses measures for evaluating the effectiveness of care, patient outcomes, and compliance with professional and accreditation standards as well as patient, staff, and physician satisfaction. Case studies provide an opportunity to assess selected clinical situations and describe appropriate options and actions.
Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:
- Discuss conditions affecting the surgical services workplace environment.
- Differentiate regulatory and accrediting agencies.
- Explain metrics that determine effective surgical services outcomes.
- Describe the important of the coordination of work processes.
About the speaker:
Stobinski has in excess of 25 years’ experience in the operating room with work roles that have included janitor, orderly, staff nurse, and a variety of supervisory positions. His education includes a diploma of nursing from the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing and a BSN and MSN from East Carolina University. He has made several national and one international presentation on a wide range of topics including research findings to a variety of audiences. Dr. Stobinski earned his PhD in International Health Research from Touro University International in June of 2011 for a study of competency and skill acquisition in perioperative nurses. He has 18 years of management experience in perioperative nursing and until September of 2011, he was the Director for Surgical Services at the Boise facility of the St. Luke’s Health System. He is now employed as the Director of Credentialing and Education at the Competency and Credentialing Institute in Denver, Colorado.