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The Trouble With Transvaginal Mesh - August 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 Block scheduling To keep things moving, block out morning and afternoon shifts for your GI docs. Let's say your facility has 4 procedure rooms. Schedule 4 doctors to come in from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., and assign each to a room. After an hour lunch break, those 4 doctors leave and 4 more doctors come in for cases from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Having clearly defined a.m. and p.m. blocks with set start and stop times reduces any delays that arise when doctors shuffle in and out of facilities as they please, says Becky Johnson, RN, clinical director of the Lincoln (Neb.) Endoscopy Center. "We block-schedule them so they each have 9 to 10 cases, and then 7 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 6 Tips to Boost Your Colonoscopy Service Line Here's how high-volume GI centers improve their efficiency and patient satisfaction. • EFFICIENT ENDOSCOPIES How do you run a successful endo facility? Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Kendal Gapinski Associate Editor

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