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Managing Bottlenecks to Increase Perioperative Efficiency

In project management a bottleneck is one process in a chain of processes that causes the entire system to slow down. Just as the neck of a bottle reduces the output of its contents, many processes inherent in the perioperative work flow can, by developing a reduced capacity, slow down or stop the whole process.

With the advent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), value-based reimbursement, and increased surgical volumes, the efficiency of the perioperative area has become a top priority. Patient safety concerns have prompted the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) and The Joint Commission (TJC) to adopt standards for patient flow within an organization that include development of contingency plans for “boarding” patients in temporary areas such as ED and PACU. Boarding or holding in the PACU can have adverse effects both upstream in the OR and downstream in the inpatient units.


How can you optimize your patient flow within Perioperative Services to avoid these detrimental bottlenecks?

Download today to access the following information:

  • Understand causes of perioperative bottlenecks
  • Walk through the process of measuring and analyzing your patient flow patterns
  • Learn how interdisciplinary teams can aid in the improvement process
  • Find tips to monitor and improve on a conitnual basis


About Soyring Consulting

Soyring Consulting provides managerial and operational consulting services to healthcare facilities of all sizes, including For-profit, Not-for-profit, Community, University, and Faith-based facilities and systems. Soyring Consultants are highly experienced in conducting quality assurance reviews in all aspects of the hospital and their effectiveness to sustain facility best practices, as well as ensure the department or hospital is consistent with administrative rules, licensing standards, and state regulations.

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