5 Ways to Faster Cataracts
Think maintaining efficiency in a surgery center is tough? Try doing it in a hospital.
Dewight Davis, RN, CNOR
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.