Efficiency Tips

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28 Tips to Improve Arthroscopy Efficiency

Keep cases moving, surgeons happy and profits flowing.

Posted 11/30/16 | Jim Burger, Senior Editor | Post a comment

Streamline Room Turnover

How to ready your ORs faster — consistently, completely and without cutting corners.

Posted 11/30/16 | Dan Dunkin, Associate Editor | 1 comment

Can You Speed Up Your Reprocessing Department?

You can't cut corners or skip steps, but automation can help you get sets back to the OR sooner.

Posted 10/03/16 | Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief | 3 comments

Staffing: Start Every First Case of the Day On Time

A punctual start to the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day.

Posted 09/09/16 | Kimberly Valentine, MSN, RN; Richard Fleeger, MSN, RN, CSSM | Post a comment

Fixing Our Broken Pre-Admission Process

We met our goal of 100% chart readiness by 6 p.m. on the night before surgery.

Posted 05/06/16 | Edward Conklin, CRCST, CHL; Karen Burns, RN, MSM | 3 comments

Video: Toyota Helps Overhaul California Hospital

'What on earth does making cars have to do with hospitals and health care?'

Posted 03/22/16 | Post a comment

Business Advisor: Time to Dust Off Those Preference Cards

Ensuring they're accurate and up to date pays off in big ways.

Posted 03/10/16 | Treena Dockery, MBA/HCM | Post a comment

The Focused Factory Approach to Surgery

Every facility, big or small, can implement a standardized approach to how it operates.

Posted 11/03/15 | David J. Cook, MD | Post a comment

Flip This Room: The Value of Turnover Kits

Provide your staff with the supplies they need to clean and set up rooms.

Posted 07/09/15 | Daniel Cook, Executive Editor | 2 comments

Surgeons' Lounge: Sharing The Hats

Delegating Those Non-Patient Care Tasks

Posted 03/04/15 | Leslie Mattson, RN, BSHM | 1 comment

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