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Manager's Guide to Infection Control - May 2016

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M A Y 2 0 1 6 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 6 1 ure has to do with the lack of a "burning platform," which is the first step in every change management process. Individuals, generally speaking, don't like to do things differently. The first step is to provide them with a reason to leap off the platform. What are the common obstacles to making the model work? Implementation of the first PSH in your organization will take about 6 months. Future projects will take less time. Don't be overly ambitious. Some facilities try to start with multiple specialties instead of focusing on a single service line with a limited number of surgeons. That makes the project very difficult to execute. So patience and dedication are essential? Absolutely. The model demands standardization of care along clinical path- ways from when a surgery is scheduled until 90 days after discharge. It focus- es on the transition of care from the community to the surgical environment, and from the surgical environment back to the community. That's obviously a tall order that demands commitment from all stakeholders, a clear project management system, some IT resources and a coordinator to lead the trans- formation. OSM Dr. Kain (zkain@uci.edu) is chair of the department of anesthesiol- ogy and perioperative medicine at UC Irvine Health in Irvine, Calif.

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