There is a big push this season to move to a 21 minute turnover time in the OR. (Wheels out to wheels in) My question is what is your average turnover time in your institution, (letting us know how many OR suites you have). How do you acheive this? Are there any exceptions?
In ESWL cases, my average yesterday was 12 min turnovers. But for a day full of general surgery (lap chole, appy, hernia etc) we are looking at around 30min turnovers. This is with MDAs doing the pre-ops while the CRNAs do the cases.
Our problems start when Environmental Services are in another room and delay cleaning our room or the nursing staff is still opening the case and don't like us bringing the patient in the room until they have "counted."