Surgery Turnover Events Defined

  1. I recall reading an article about new definitions of events used in conducting studies of intraoperative turnovers. It was a coding system to allow studies of certain events, such as elapsed time from patient in room to induction, etc. I thought I had seen it in Surgical Svcs Mgmt magazine, but cannot locate the article. I believe it referred to a study by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
    Have had no luck searching AORN on line or Medline or Medscape. Anyone recall that article? Thanks.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   passionate
    I don't recall that article but where I work we do stats on decision to incision, room time to induction time, cut time to closing, closing to pt. leaving room.
  4. by   elcue
    [font="comic sans ms"]i'm all for efficiency, certainly. but, if one more person hurries, rushes or pushes me, asks why we were one minute later than posted time, or obsesses in any other way about how we can do this faster i'm quite sure i will implode.
    thanks for letting me vent!
    linda
  5. by   ORSmurf
    Quote from elcue
    [font="comic sans ms"]i'm all for efficiency, certainly. but, if one more person hurries, rushes or pushes me, asks why we were one minute later than posted time, or obsesses in any other way about how we can do this faster i'm quite sure i will implode.
    thanks for letting me vent!
    linda
    amen! i couldn't agree more.
  6. by   BloodNGuts
    Amen sister!!!
  7. by   medic2bsn
    Quote from elcue
    [font="comic sans ms"]i'm all for efficiency, certainly. but, if one more person hurries, rushes or pushes me, asks why we were one minute later than posted time, or obsesses in any other way about how we can do this faster i'm quite sure i will implode.
    thanks for letting me vent!
    linda
    thank you, thank you, thank you
  8. by   tessa_RN
    Quote from elcue
    i'm all for efficiency, certainly. but, if one more person hurries, rushes or pushes me, asks why we were one minute later than posted time, or obsesses in any other way about how we can do this faster i'm quite sure i will implode.
    thanks for letting me vent!
    linda
    i totally agree on this one..its on our evals about we should have less than a 15 minute turnover time..this is not possible for evening shift because we dont have a holding area after 5:30 and we have to use delay codes so god forbid if we dont put down one...
  9. by   ewattsjt
    Quote from elcue
    i'm all for efficiency, certainly. but, if one more person hurries, rushes or pushes me, asks why we were one minute later than posted time, or obsesses in any other way about how we can do this faster i'm quite sure i will implode.
    thanks for letting me vent!
    linda
    yessssssssssss!!!!!!!! thanks for that reply!!!!!!!!!
  10. by   OPCC
    I work in a very small 1950s built hospital. In the OR we only have a scrub and circulator-period. We have to work as a team at all times to get everything done. At the end of our case, :spin:I page for the recovery nurse and she comes to the OR and then she and the CRNA accompany the patient back to the RR leaving us to clean the room, clean instruments or scopes and turn the room around for the next case - then I go and pick up the next patient. Our turn arounds run between 10-20 minutes with the average being 15 minutes which I consider pretty good from what I am reading.

    What bothers me is the fact that we may get turned around in good time and have the next patient on the table and then we are waiting for the surgeon....to get off the phone or come back into the OR because he is still interviewing the next patient, talking to family of the last case or seeing a consult patient.

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