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Prioritize Room Turnovers


turnover schedule RED ALERT Red magnets show staff where to focus their turnover efforts.

SCHEDULE EFFICIENCY
Prioritize Room Turnovers

You often know ahead of time where the tight spots in a day's schedule will be or which high-volume surgeons need to keep cases moving through their assigned ORs. Cue in the rest of the surgical team by identifying rooms that need rapid resetting between cases. Place red magnets on the schedule whiteboard so staff and turnover teams can focus their efforts on the suites you've identified as high priorities.

Carol Fairchild, RN, BS, CASC
Crane Center for Ambulatory Surgery
Pittsfield, Mass.
[email protected]

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