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Webinar Examines Delayed Surgery Costs

The 2020 OR Today Webinar Series continues to provide valuable information to health care professionals. The recent webinar “The True Costs of OR Delays: A Review” shared insights. Michael Weissman, system director of sterile processing at UCSF Medical Center, presented the webinar that was eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

The webinar addressed some of the causes and impacts of OR delays on hospitals, staff and patients. With COVID-19, it is estimated that more than 1 million elective orthopedic surgeries have been delayed, which will take 7-16 months to work off. Being efficient in the OR has never been more important.

Almost 200 people registered to attend the live presentation and a recording of the session is available online.

Attendees provided positive feedback via a post-webinar survey. The presentation received a 4.3 rating on a 5-point scale with 5 being the best possible score.

“This was a relevant topic to surgical services. The cost of OR delays being laid out was eye-opening,” OR Clinical Development Specialist A. Cuel said.

“Very informative talk. Goes into detail about how something, seemingly a small issue, can cause such significant delay/effects,” said A. Amini, Staff Nurse 2.

“I enjoyed the webinar as it referenced things that are asked all the time from executives. It provided great tools to use when the question arises again,” Manager J. Martinez said.

For more information, visit our webinar page.

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