OR Manager Webinars
Free Webinar: How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Help Support Clinical Teams and Strengthen the Patient Experience
A recent study by Navigant has shown that supply chains at top US hospitals are saving up to $23 billion each year.* Traditional inventory management practices are linked to waste, higher costs, and inefficiencies in the supply chain. Identifying best practices such as supply optimization, encouraging physician engagement, and automation is key to enabling successful supply chain and clinical operations. Join Lisa Stepps and Suzanne Champion, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, as they discuss how they’ve overcome barriers and used automation as a channel not only to reduce inventory costs and waste, but also to enhance the clinical workflow, allowing clinicians to focus on what matters most—the patient.
Free Webinar: The Modern Hospital Operating Room: Overcoming Obstacles to Organizational Transformation
Today’s typical US hospital OR staff face daunting challenges: high patient expectations; dated, inefficient, and siloed processes; complex and expensive technology; an ongoing outmigration of volume; hostile payers requiring high-value care; limited analytics/benchmarking; and a shortage of skilled staff and surgeons who expect better service and access. Replacing current services with a streamlined, high-quality, measured process requires the cooperation and collaboration of administration, surgeons, anesthesia providers, and staff. This webinar will offer expert advice about process improvements to help mitigate these challenges.
Free Webinar: The Transformation of Value Analysis: Moving From Reactive to Strategic
In this webinar, Mark Dixon, president, Mark Dixon Group, will walk us through what your CEO is focusing on and how you can align that vision to your value analysis. In addition, Bob Dybec, OR nurse manager, NYU Winthrop Hospital, will present a practical case study of how his team made a strategic value analysis shift in evaluating a novel technology, the LithoVue Single-Use ureteroscope.
Free Webinar: It Takes Will and Skill: Succession Planning for Perioperative Nurse Leaders
The demographics of current perioperative nurse leaders have significant implications for succession planning. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the knowledge base and competencies needed for successful leadership in the future. Current and future succession planning strategies will be discussed, and resources for professional development of aspiring nurse leaders, including competency-based learning, will be examined.
Free Webinar: Combatting the OR supply chain: Steps to creating a successful inventory management program
With continued pressures to reduce costs and drive efficiency, the amount of time spent on tasks can be considered the most valuable resource in today’s operating room. Up to 20% of the work week is spent looking for supplies, so it’s no surprise that identifying best practices for inventory management is a common goal of both physicians and nurses. ** Yet, many hospitals struggle with where to begin. With multiple stakeholders and varying priorities, creating a vision for a successful inventory management program is often the biggest hurdle. Join Brian Stepien, Senior Director, Clinical Operations for OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, and Jennifer Nichols, BSN, RN, Account Manager for Cardinal Health, as they discuss their journey to a creating a better OR supply chain. Brian and Jennifer will address how they tackled their barriers in OR supply chain and established clear responsibilities between clinical and materials management teams as well as transparency about the true cost of supplies and its impact on patient outcomes.
Free Webinar: Beyond the Endo Suite: Problems with Flexible Ureteroscopes Used in OR Settings
This webinar will describe evidence of reprocessing failures and infections associated with flexible ureteroscopes, as well as the high costs associated with repairing damaged ureteroscopes. The presenter will explain the results from a multisite, prospective study that evaluated the effectiveness of flexible ureteroscope reprocessing. The findings underscore the importance of consistently monitoring adherence to reprocessing protocols and assessing the effectiveness of cleaning and sterilization practices to ensure that flexible ureteroscopes are in good repair and free of contamination before each patient use.
Free Webinar: Data-Driven Analytics for Better Perioperative Decision Making
Managing operating rooms and perioperative services is increasingly complex. Without data to guide the way, decisions tend to be either lucky or lousy. However, finding the time to determine what data to collect, how to collect it, and how to analyze and draw conclusions is a huge challenge. Brian Watha and Michael Besedick from Surgical Directions are leaders in the analytics space and will offer you tips and tricks based on their extensive experience, including key data points, how to extract the data, the methods behind measurements, what the output means, and how different variables impact the final output. They will also discuss how to leverage the data to make thoughtful decisions, including overcoming organizational barriers to change. Join this webinar to learn how to collect the right data and use it to drive better decision making.