2022 Stronger - P131 - Developing an Automated Procedural Scheduling Tool for Ambulatory Gastroenterology Procedures - On Demand
When the gastroenterology procedural center at UCHealth transitioned from nurse-administered sedation to an anesthesia care team model providing monitored anesthesia care, it required meticulous screening to ensure patients were medically appropriate for propofol sedation in a general gastrointestinal procedure room. Initially, an inefficient and resource-intensive triage process required a 1.0 nursing full-time equivalent. We developed an automated screening tool using patients’ electronic health records to generate a score based on documented medical history. This score guides nonmedical staff toward effective and accurate scheduling, eliminating the need for manual nurse triage and generating a projected annual cost savings of $90,065.
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Illustrate the potential cost savings and benefits of an automated scheduling tool for procedural scheduling.
Discuss the methods employed in establishing an automated procedural scheduling process.
Terran Hardesty, RN, BSN, MBA, CGRN, Nurse Manager of Gastroenterology, UCHealth, Denver, CO
Michael C. Schnake, BSN, RN, CFER, Associate Nurse Manager of Gastroenterology, UCHealth, Denver, CO
Adeel A. Faruki, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
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.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.
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.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 General CEU – Attendance
- 0.50 Joint Accreditation