2022 Stronger - P117 - Time is Not Refundable! Optimizing Cardiac Surgery Patient Throughput - On Demand

Efficient patient flow and capacity management are essential to the success of any hospital organization. The opening of Stanford Health Care’s new adult hospital increased operating room (O.R.) capacity, but the cardiac surgery service quickly identified a bottleneck in transferring patients from the O.R. into intensive care unit beds. The need for immediate resolution drove the engagement of multiple clinical stakeholders to develop an effective patient flow and throughput process. Throughput capacity improved through deployment of an interactive communication system, including an innovative and interactive patient-level capacity dashboard.

Target Audience

  • Healthcare Quality Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

Apply communication methods to relieve patient congestion from operating rooms to intensive care units.

Describe elements of the interactive dashboard that assist with throughput and capacity management.

Describe a multidisciplinary approach to addressing patient flow bottlenecks in a surgical service line.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 0.50 General CEU – Attendance
  • 0.50 Joint Accreditation
Course opens: 
09/14/2022
Course expires: 
09/21/2023

Faculty

Salma Mansour, MSN, MBA, RN, ACNP-BC, LSSGB, Hospital Operations Center Manager, Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, CA

Aaron Lamale, MSN, BA, RN, FNP, AGACNP-BC, Cardiothoracic Surgery Advanced Practice Provider, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA

Corinne Rosenberg, MMSc, PA-C, Manager of Advanced Practice, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
 

Credit Types

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)

This activity was planned by, and for, the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

 

Nurses (CNE)

Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.

Physicians (CME)

Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)

This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 0.50 CPHQ CE credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)

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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 0.50 General CEU – Attendance
  • 0.50 Joint Accreditation
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