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No More Never Events - February 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 6 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4 IDEAS That Work DOUBLE OCCUPANCY Reward Your Busiest Surgeon With 2 Teams H ow do you reward your busiest surgeons? How about with 2 teams, so he can move much faster. Whichever surgeon has the most cases that day at our facility gets 2 teams. The biggest benefit: sub-6-minute turnover times. Mary Wood, RN Hutchinson (Kans.) Ambulatory Surgery Center woodm@hutchclinic.com C all-offs are inevitable, but when they occur, it costs money and time to get the shift covered. It can cause chaos in the OR schedule, too. We have a policy that if staff get their own shift covered, we'll consider it a trade instead of a call-off. This lets the schedule proceed and saves time in attempting to cover the shift. Staff like that it doesn't count against them in the attendance policy. Traci Sheipline, RN Wooster (Ohio) Ambulatory Surgery Center tsheipline@wooster- surgerycenter.com HUMAN RESOURCES How to Deal With Call-Offs COVERAGE When staff call off, leave it up to them to find a replacement. OSE_1402_part1_Layout 1 2/6/14 2:46 PM Page 16

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