Short Stay/Pre-op Areas

  1. I am the Director of Surgical Services (OR, SPD, PACU and Short Stay/Preop) and in my first year--was the OR asst director for 7 years and educator for all for 5. I am working to improve the work environment for the staff and their engagement-----thus seeing improvements in safety, MD satisfaction and quality---so I am hoping. What I am looking for is any managers/charge RNs or leaders willing to talk with me briefly to discuss how your pre-op area is structured.

    Currently, ours is: Getting patients ready for surgery, radiology, endo and cath lab (admission and discharge); infusions; performing procedures for pain and endo. It's a huge variety and so little control with daily operational issues. Need some changes and need to figure out where to start.

    Thank you in advance.
    Stacey
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    About staceyp413, MSN

    Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 116; Likes: 6
    RN, MSN, CNOR, Director of Surgical Services
    Specialty: 22 year(s) of experience in OR RN Circulator, Scrub; Management


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