Perioperative nursing: staffing/patient flow issues

  1. I am working with a group of approx. 130 nurses(mostly PACU/Amb. Surg)on staffing and patient flow issues. Any one have any ideas on how to manage "bottlenecks" in patient flow? Occasionally we are waiting on beds(or boarding patients who have no beds) and/or the OR empties all at once and there is not enough room or staff. CRNA's are recovering their own patients and taking them to their rooms or to Phase II recovery to go home. Any ideas? TIna
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