orm_february-2024 - 5

Thank You to Our Contributors!
OR Manager strives to be a platform
for nurse leaders and subject matter
experts from all walks of perioperative
life. In 2023, OR Manager published
34 articles from several esteemed
voices. Here are summaries
of our contributors and their work:
New AMDR report strengthens
case for single-use medical device
reprocessing
(January: www.ormanager.com/
new-amdr-report-strengthens-casefor-single-use-medical-devicereprocessing)
Recent
analysis from the Association of
Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR)
indicates that US hospitals could save
up to $2.28 billion a year by maximizing
the use of reprocessed single-use medical
devices. In 2020, more than 9,000
US healthcare facilities used a total of 31
million reprocessed, single-use devices,
diverting 12 million pounds of medical
waste from landfills.
-Jake Colletti is national
sales director for the renewal
reprocessing division at
Medline Industries, Inc.
Key lessons on supply
management at OR Manager
Conference
(January: www.ormanager.com/keylessons-on-supply-management-at-ormanager-conference/)
An
Owens & Minor luncheon hosted at the
2022 OR Manager Conference revealed
the value of collaboration among OR clinicians,
material management personnel,
and industry partners; how process and
supply standardization drive efficiency and
cost savings; and why clinical involvement
in supply chains should be
strategic rather than tactical.
-Vicky Lyle is vice president
of industry associations at
Owens & Minor.
Scheduling OR travel staff at a
large academic institution
(January: www.ormanager.com/
scheduling-or-travel-staff-at-a-largeacademic-institution/
)
Following a 30% to 33% decline in the
surgical services workforce, including
both RNs and surgical technologists,
perioperative staff at the University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center (UMPC) created
an internal traveling RN and surgical
technologist program to enable staff
to spend 6 weeks at any location within
the UMPC system. This article reports
on the results.
www.ormanager.com
-Wu Yin, MD, MBA; Justine Kim, MD;
Kim Mignona, BS; Anita Soltez, BSN;
Jason Miller, BSN; Ave Perrino, BSN;
Shawn Beaman, MD; Kimberly Cantees,
MD, MBA; and Mark Hudson, MD, MBA,
are staff at UMPC.
Digital transformation and its
impact on OR utilization
(February: www.ormanager.com/digitaltransformation-and-its-impact-on-orutilization/)
New
technology-enabled platforms are improving
how perioperative leaders create,
find, and fill OR time in ways that would
have seemed impossible just a few years
ago.
-Shawn Sefton, MBA, BSN,
RN, is a nursing executive
with more than 40 years
of clinical and consulting
experience that includes
healthcare administration, clinical
transformation, process redesign, and
quality and cost structure improvements
in various healthcare provider settings.
Improving situational awareness
in ASCs
(April: www.ormanager.com/improvingsituational-awareness-in-ascs/)
The
same concerns that inspired The Joint
Commission's best practices for hospital
efficiency and safety now apply to ambulatory
surgery centers (ASCs), which
continue to emerge as a practical alternative
to inpatient services at traditional
hospitals. However, methods for ensuring
situational awareness and good decisionmaking
must be adapted to address ASC
specific needs, including high patient turnover,
focused care, fewer resources, and
greater accountability.
-Jeff Robbins is CEO of
LiveData, which he founded
in 1991. In 2003, he led
LiveData into the healthcare
market, winning a US Army
Small Business Innovation Research
Phase I award and joining the Center
for the Integration of Medicine and
Innovative Technology.
Minimizing procedural variability
must be a priority for MedTech
(April: www.ormanager.com/minimizingprocedural-variability-must-be-apriority-for-medtech/)
Extracting
the full value of new medical
device innovations requires every stakeholder
in the OR to know how they work
and how to use them to improve patient
outcomes. Ensuring access to procedural
best practices and techniques can help
by reducing case variation and improving
care quality and efficiency. In addition
to consistently prioritizing the adoption
of proven devices, hospitals must collect
evidence to ensure they deliver on their intended
outcomes and provide access to
training for perioperative teams.
-Ryan Padilla is general
manager at Explorer, a GHX
company. As business line
leader, he oversees strategic
direction and growth of
Explorer's digital case support platform,
including the operational, commercial,
product, and marketing teams.
From buddy to boss: Path from SPD
peer to SPD leader
(April: www.ormanager.com/frombuddy-to-boss-path-from-spd-peer-tospd-leader/)
Without
a well-trained, detail-oriented
sterile processing department (SPD) leadership
team, infection rates will rise, and
surgeons will not have the proper instrumentation
to perform procedures. In this
Q&A, Cherie Dominguez, CSPDT and department
lead at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital in Chicago, reflects
on her recent promotion to leadership and
the lessons she has learned so far.
-W. Zeh
Wellington, DNP,
RN, NE-BC,
is director of
procedural care
and surgical services, and Cherie
Dominguez, CSPDT, is lead resource
coordinator for SPD at the Ann & Robert
H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.
Collaborate to prevent infections in
the OR
(April: www.ormanager.com/collaborateto-prevent-infections-in-the-or/)
In
the OR, no single group should shoulder
the full responsibility for reducing healthcare-associated
infections (HAIs). For that,
it is imperative to create a multidisciplinary
community of allies. Contributors may include
larger perioperative staff, surgeons,
infection control staff, anesthesia providers,
the sterile processing department,
building services, quality control and/or
risk management, executive leadership,
and, of course, perioperative management.
-Steve
Wilson, CEO of
EvaClean Infection Prevention
Solutions and EarthSafe
Chemical Alternatives,
plays an integral role in
new product development, creating
disinfection protocols, and training
programs for healthcare partners.
OR Manager | February 2024
5
https://www.ormanager.com/digital-transformation-and-its-impact-on-or-utilization/ https://www.ormanager.com/new-amdr-report-strengthens-case-for-single-use-medical-device-reprocessing/ https://www.ormanager.com/from-buddy-to-boss-path-from-spd-peer-to-spd-leader/ https://www.ormanager.com/improving-situational-awareness-in-ascs/ https://www.ormanager.com/key-lessons-on-supply-management-at-or-manager-conference/ https://www.ormanager.com/collaborate-to-prevent-infections-in-the-or/ https://www.ormanager.com/scheduling-or-travel-staff-at-a-large-academic-institution/ https://www.ormanager.com/minimizing-procedural-variability-must-be-a-priority-for-medtech/ http://www.ormanager.com

orm_february-2024

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of orm_february-2024

orm_february-2024 - 1
orm_february-2024 - 2
orm_february-2024 - 3
orm_february-2024 - 4
orm_february-2024 - 5
orm_february-2024 - 6
orm_february-2024 - 7
orm_february-2024 - 8
orm_february-2024 - 9
orm_february-2024 - 10
orm_february-2024 - 11
orm_february-2024 - 12
orm_february-2024 - 13
orm_february-2024 - 14
orm_february-2024 - 15
orm_february-2024 - 16
orm_february-2024 - 17
orm_february-2024 - 18
orm_february-2024 - 19
orm_february-2024 - 20
orm_february-2024 - 21
orm_february-2024 - 22
orm_february-2024 - 23
orm_february-2024 - 24
orm_february-2024 - 25
orm_february-2024 - 26
orm_february-2024 - 27
orm_february-2024 - 28
orm_february-2024 - 29
orm_february-2024 - 30
orm_february-2024 - 31
orm_february-2024 - 32
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm_august-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm_july-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm_june-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm_may-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/ormc_brochure_march-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm_april-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm_asc_march-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm_march-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm_february-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm_january-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm_november-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm_october-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-september-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-august-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-july-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-june-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-may-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/ormc-brochure-march-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-april-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-march-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/orm-february-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-january-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-november-december-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-october-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-september-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-august-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-july-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-june-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/ormc-brochure-may-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-may-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-april-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-march-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-february-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-january-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-november-december-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-october-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-september-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-august-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-july-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-june-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-may-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-April-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-march-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-february-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-january-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-december-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-october-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-september-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-august-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-july-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-june-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-may-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-april-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-march-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-february-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-january-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-december-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-november-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-october-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-september-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-august-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-july-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-june-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-may-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-april-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-march-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-february-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-january-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-december-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-november-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-october-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-september-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-august-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-july-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-june-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-may-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-april-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-march-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-february-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/ORManager/or-manager-january-2018
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com