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AAMI releases updated protective
barriers standard
(June: www.ormanager.com/aamireleases-updated-protective-barriersstandard/)
The
Association for the Advancement of
Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has revised
the ANSI/AAMI PB70 Liquid barrier
performance and classification of protective
apparel and drapes intended for use
in healthcare facilities. The new standard
provides guidance to both users and manufacturers
of drapes and protective apparel,
including properties, performance,
classification levels, and associated labeling
requirements.
Keeping it sterile: Fundamentals of
sterile storage
(August: www.ormanager.com/keepingit-sterile-fundamentals-of-sterilestorage/)
Policies
and procedures to ensure safe
storage and handling of sterile packages
of surgical items are critical to preventing
patient infection. This article offers and
overview of what constitutes safe storage,
requirements for staff members, and processes
to maintain cleanliness.
New water quality standard
released by AAMI
(November/December: www.ormanager.
com/new-water-quality-standardreleased-by-aami/)
The
AAMI's new standard on water quality
for medical device processing describes
multiple levels of water quality and steam
purity suitable for medical device processing;
treatment processes that can produce
water of the requisite quality; and acceptable
performance qualification levels for
utility water, critical water, and steam.
-Susan Klacik, BS, FCS,
ACE, CHL, CIS, CRCST,
AAMIF, is clinical educator
at the Healthcare Sterile
Processing Association
(HSPA) and its representative to AAMI.
Klacik has authored numerous articles
and represents HSPA for regulatory
affairs dealing with sterilization
and disinfection.
OR UTILIZATION & SCHEDULING,
LEANTAAS
Harnessing power of AI:
Operational improvements for the
OR
(August: www.ormanager.com/
harnessing-power-of-ai-operationalimprovements-for-the-or/)
Artificial
intelligence (AI), machine learning
(ML), and generative AI can drive operational
improvement opportunities and
illuminate trends impacting OR utilization.
Potential use cases include streamlining
scheduling, optimizing resource allocation,
enhancing communication, driving databased
decision-making, and more.
Balancing the demand for OR time
with resource utilization
(November/December: www.ormanager.
com/balancing-the-demand-for-or-timewith-resource-utilization/)
Traditional
block allocation practices based
on historical utilization rates often fail to
maximize primetime OR usage, according
to a presentation at the 2023 OR Manager
Conference. Predictive and prescriptive
analytics can help by enabling fact-based
decision making for block allocation while
minimizing the role of organizational politics
and maximizing overall transparency.
-Elizabeth Stocum, BSN,
RN, CNOR, solutions
marketing manager, iQueue
for Operating Rooms at
LeanTaaS, has over 18 years
of perioperative experience and served
in various leadership roles, including
administrator, director of nursing, and
OR manager.
Staffing OR to match demand
(May: www.ormanager.com/staffing-orto-match-demand/)
Data
mining and AI-based technology can
help hospital systems improve OR utilization,
reduce costs, and capitalize on more
predictable schedules that reduce burnout
and overall risk.
-Ashley Walsh, MHA, is VP of
Client Services at LeanTaaS.
She leads a nationwide
team responsible for
product sales and customer
implementations for iQueue for Operating
Rooms and iQueue for Inpatient
Flow, and she was instrumental in the
development and advancement of the
iQueue for Operating Rooms product.
Technology addresses OR
workforce shortage, supports staff
(October: www.ormanager.com/
technology-addresses-or-workforceshortage-supports-staff/)
Investment
in programs to attract and retain
new healthcare workers for the long
term may be encouraging, but workforce
challenges must also be solved on a more
granular level: within the processes of actually
assigning staff. Technology can effectively
replace routine, stressful tasks,
leaving nurses to do more impactful work.
By applying AI-powered algorithms, predictive
analytics, and automation, hospitals
can optimize staff allocation, enhance
data-driven decision making, and achieve
new levels of OR efficiency.
-Kimberly
Hamilton, MPH,
director, OR
Product Operations
at LeanTaaS,
works across customer and product
development teams to expand the
perioperative services portfolio and
deliver additional intrinsic value to
clients. Stacey Leadbeater, senior
product manager at LeanTaas, has over
15 years of experience in healthcare IT
product development, spanning areas
such as perioperative, clinical workflow
applications, patient engagement tools,
and revenue cycle.
AI, analytics help match anesthesia
supply to surgical demand
(July: www.ormanager.com/ai-analyticshelp-match-anesthesia-supply-tosurgical-demand/)
Tools
that use historical patterns to predict
upcoming demand for OR services can
help hospitals and health services make
the most of constrained staffing and anesthesia
resources.
-Drew Domagalski is senior
solutions executive, iQueue
for Operating Rooms, at
LeanTaaS.
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