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ORGANISATION OF AN EFFICIENT REGIONAL ANESTHESIA SERVICE IN A HIGH_VOLUME ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY CENTER RESULTS IN RAPID OR TURNOVER TIME
ESRA Academy. Leunen I. Sep 8, 2016; 138398
Topic: Safety of Regional Anaesthesia - Complications - General Aspects
Dr. Ine Leunen
Dr. Ine Leunen

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Background and Aims:

Perioperative service lines strive for efficiency, effectiveness, and overall cost reduction. The four ORs that comprise the orthopedic anesthesia service at NYSORA-Europe’s CREER Center, ZOL Genk, Belgium, have a unique design whose cost:benefit ratio is closely monitored. We critically examined the current workflows of these ORs in order to evaluate their efficiency.  

Methods:

This observational study did not require IRB approval. The workflow patterns for patients, anesthesia services, surgery services, and nursing staff were assessed, and OR utilization was measured. The flowchart illustrates the standardized protocols and patient management pathways at ZOL.


Results:

Relevant metrics are summarized in Table 1. Protocols for regional anesthesia procedures performed in the block room resulted in OR utilization of nearly 95% with an average turnover time under 7 minutes.

Conclusions:

Routine use of protocols for regional anesthesia are time-efficient and lead to high efficiency OR management. These protocols can be easily implemented in models for the high-efficiency orthopedic service line.

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