Perioperative Efficiency Tool Kit
Patient safety, patient satisfaction, and patient flow are all important elements of operational efficiency in the perioperative setting. Opportunities exist to improve patient safety, the coordination of care, minimize delays and wastes, increase operating room utilization, and enhance the perioperative experience for the patient and family, as well as the perioperative team members. This learning activity is intended to discuss ways to implement actions to optimize perioperative patient flow and operational efficiency with an emphasis on safe patient preparation, starting surgeries on time (first case starts), and room turnover.
Begin with the slide show to learn how to use the components available in this tool kit.
You can also learn how to use all the materials in the Tool Kit via an educational webinar on Perioperative Efficiency. Speakers Patricia A Mews, MHA, RN, CNOR, and Elena G. Canacari, RN, CNOR, define perioperative efficiency, describe ways to improve patient preparation and room turnover, and provide practical tools to start using in the perioperative setting. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion.
Patient Preparation – Sample Documents
Perioperative Process and Workflow – Sample Documents
Quality and Continuous Process Improvement – Sample Documents
Survey Results: AORN Efficiency Task Force (2013)
AORN Position Statement: Preventing Wrong-Patient, Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure Events
AORN Endorsed Document: Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization
AORN Efficiency Task Force Video
AORN Efficiency Task Force Report at the AORN Congress Forum, March 2013
You may earn contact 1.5 hours before July 1, 2015 by completing the online evaluation in the Perioperative Efficiency Tool Kit. The slide deck and all materials provided must be reviewed in order to obtain the 1.5 contact hours for this activity.
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