Archive August 2007 VIII, No. 8

Ideas That Work

Block time: use it or lose it

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RMV->) My move from surgical nurse to facility administrator was a real eye-opener. For one, I was perplexed when I'd overhear our schedulers turning down requests for cases while our block-scheduled ORs sat empty. I soon discovered that our 72-hour advance scheduling for block time policy had been in place for so long that folks were scared to change it, despite our steadily dipping case volume.

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