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Webinar Addresses Safe and On-time Starts

Maximizing OR Efficiency: How to Sustain Safe and On-time Starts

The September 23 OR Today webinar “Maximizing OR Efficiency: How to Sustain Safe and On-time Starts” was sponsored by Ecolab and eligible for one (1) continuing (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

With some surgeries delayed because of COVID-19, hospitals are focused on how to maintain surgical volumes without fear of compromising patient or staff safety. The webinar provided a dialogue with respected hospital leaders who explained how they pivoted during the early waves of COVID-19 to significantly increase cleaning efficacy, achieve faster OR turnover and identify cost-savings. The hospital leaders also shared clinically proven environmental hygiene tips for how they did just that.

Key takeaways from the webinar included:

  • Guidance and best practices for balancing safety with faster turnover
  • How to clean better with fewer staff
  • How to improve the cleaning frequency and thoroughness of high-touch objects by up to 250%
  • Ways to enhance staff training opportunities (consistency, digital, etc.)

Questions from attendees were also answered during the presentations. Questions covered a range of topics including how to handle staff shortages, how to collect monitoring data, environmental hygiene monitoring methods and more.

More than 100 health care professionals registered for the webinar that is now available for on-demand viewing at Attendees provide positive feedback via a survey that also asked attendees to describe the webinar in three words.

“Organized, efficient, updated,” said N. Collier, CRNFA.

“Professional, data-driven, concise,” said S. Smith, principal.

“Informative, timely, relevant,” CSSD Technician I. Delos Reyes said.

“Excellent, knowledgeable, useful,” RN Educator C. Cornatzer said.

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