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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2018

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M A R C H 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center in Bellevue, Wash., is a 4- OR facility that's part of an 80,000-square-foot multi- specialty clinic. The sur- gery center was specifically designed to move pediatric patients along the periop- erative pathway quickly and comfortably. "The big idea was to design the space for a very efficient linear flow," says Todd Johnson, vice presi- dent of facilities at Seattle Children's. Patients move from the waiting room into one of two induction rooms attached to each OR. A nurse and anesthesia provider prepare and sedate patients for surgery and then roll them on a stretcher table into the operating room. During surgery, another patient is brought into the twin induc- tion room while the previously used induction space is being cleaned. The goal is to complete the procedure, pre-op induction and cleaning of the induction room in the same amount of time, so patients are constantly on the move. "A lot of what we do is cans and strings," says Mr. Johnson. "We started with optimizing patient flow and have begun to auto- mate some of the steps." — Daniel Cook Linear Pathway Optimizes Patient Flow • READY AND WAITING Patients are prepped and sedated in a pair of induction rooms attached to each of the facility's 4 ORs. CONSTANTLY ON THE MOVE

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