Perioperative Crossroads: Fostering the "One Team" Philosophy to Improve the Patient Experience

Wed. September 18| 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Rooms 208-210

After this session you’ll be able to:

  1. Understand the basic principles to apply LEAN Processes (Toyota Production System®) to healthcare.
  2. Explain the role of shared expectations between anesthesia, surgeons, and nurses to improve accountability, operational efficiency, and interprofessional relationships.
  3. Identify the barriers to communication between pre-, inter-, and postoperative nurses to identify solutions to prevent failures.


Why this is important:


We all face the same challenge in managing our surgical suite: How can we change behaviors to refocus the perspective of team members and ancillary services to achieve a common goal? Nurse and physician leaders from Vanderbilt University Medical Center will guide you through a team-based approach to improving first case on-time starts (FCOTS). As they share their journey of process improvement, from initial planning to getting buy-in from C-suite executives, surgeons, anesthesia providers, and nurses, they will provide tools for implementing and monitoring the change process, as well as improving team-based communication and developing a “One Team” philosophy.

Track: Masters Series, PACU Manager Summit, PACU Manager Summit - Indirect Credit

Registration Type: All Access Pass, PACU Manager Summit Only


Speakers

Justin Liberman, MD, MPH

Justin Liberman, MD, MPH

Associate Director of Quality and Patient Safety and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Role: Speaker

Tenisha Preston, RN

Tenisha Preston, RN

RN Charge/Navigator

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Role: Speaker