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Fair and Equal Pay? - January 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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A Spreadsheet That Spits Out a Staffing Budget It gives you an hours-per-case analysis and sets realistic staffing levels. I n surgery, staffing costs are your No. 1 or No. 2 expenditure, yet the OR labor budget usually takes a back seat to supplies and equipment. I've developed a spreadsheet to help you determine whether you're over- or understaffed. As a special service to Outpatient Surgery readers, the Excel worksheet we dissect on the opposite page is programmed online to do the calculations for you. Download the worksheet at outpatientsurgery.net/forms. C re a ti n g st af f i ng m e t r ic s Before plugging numbers into the "Staffing Hours Budget Worksheet," it helps to visualize and quantify staffing patterns. Make a schematic drawing of your facility's pre- and post-op areas and ORs. Don't worry about how it looks — it's simply a functional diagram intended to show the locations of patient-care areas. Sit down with your clinical managers and think about how many staff members are needed and 3 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6 Staffing Dan Simonson, CRNA, MHPA • CROWD CONTROL Use our online worksheet to contain your staffing costs.

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