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Archive >  January, 2013 XIV, No. 1

5 Ways to Faster Cataracts

Think maintaining efficiency in a surgery center is tough? Try doing it in a hospital.

Dewight Davis, RN, CNOR

cataract efficiency TEAM EFFORT Cataract efficiency demands cooperation and communication, from surgeons to scrub techs.

My community hospital hosts about 20 cataract patients in about 4 1⁄2 hours, thanks to the fast-track system we developed to enhance case efficiencies. Running a successful cataract service line in a busy hospital isn't easy — we're constantly fighting facility layout challenges, overcoming staffing issues and balancing OR time with other specialties. Here's an inside look at how we keep patients moving safely and quickly from pre-op to PACU. If these factors can improve cataract efficiencies in our hospital setting, they'll certainly do the same in centers more conducive to such a volume-dependent specialty.

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