O.R. efficiency

Time and cost savings with ripple effects

Optimised O.R. efficiency will enable your hospital to treat more patients to a better quality of care using existing staff. Customised procedure packs save time in general. But ProcedurePak® from Mölnlycke Health Care enables even greater efficiency gains. It is a full-service solution for operating-theatre efficiency that combines truly customised, high-quality, safety-enhancing products, delivery and logistics options and ongoing support and training. This has shown to create efficiency, including enabling you to treat more patients to better care.

More patients treated and fewer resources used

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University hospitals in the NHS trust in Liverpool, UK, have two hospital sites with a total of 19 operating rooms. The busy operating rooms – or theatres as they are called in the UK – aim to treat patients as quickly as possible without compromising on quality. “Theatre efficiency is very important,” says John Davidson, Clinical Director Orthopaedics. “We identified early on that one of the challenges was reducing theatre time.”

And they did. With lean care principles, John Davidson and his team managed quite well in their mission to enhance operating room efficiency.

“We use lean principles to increase theatre throughput and have increased the number of patients treated by about 40 percent over the last two years,” says John Davidson. “ProcedurePak has had a significant improvement on theatre turnaround, so we are not waiting around for an operation to start.”

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Some experiences from Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool:

  • 47 percent more knee-replacement operations carried out after the introduction of the ProcedurePak packs, which equates to more money coming into the trust1
  • Pre-theatre setup times were reduced by 82 percent – from 12 minutes 7 seconds down to 2 minutes 9 seconds for knee replacement surgery using ProcedurePak packs1
  • Pack opening times were reduced from 6 minutes 32 seconds with individual components to 20 seconds with ProcedurePak packs for knee replacement surgery1
  • Large operations result in, on average, one fewer bag of non-clinical waste after the introduction of ProcedurePak packs1

O.R efficiency case study Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool.

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References

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