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Webinar: How to Optimize Perioperative Performance

Using Dynamic Block Management to Optimize Perioperative Performance

The OR Today webinar “Using Dynamic Block Management to Optimize Perioperative Performance” was a hit with attendees. The webinar, sponsored by Hospital IQ, was eligible for 1 CE credit. OR Today has been approved and is licensed to be a Continuing Education Provider with the California Board of Registered Nurses, License #16623.

In this 60-minute webinar, experts Shawn Sefton and Kim Hamilton discussed how outdated, manual processes and lack of trusted data cap OR utilization. Traditional approaches for managing perioperative block allocation are rigid and often lead to underutilized ORs and unsatisfied surgeons. Attendees were able to learn how AI and automated workflows can help dynamically manage blocks and improve perioperative performance by improving access to available OR time. The experts also discussed creating visibility and transparency in block management as well as simplifying the process of booking OR time. They also addressed streamlining the process of managing the block schedule.

The webinar was well attended, and participants provided feedback via a survey that included the question, “How well did the content that was delivered match what you were promised when you registered?”

“Matched well,” Nurse Manager H. Comeau said.

“Very well,” Clinical Director D. Bell said.

“Quite well,” Senior Nurse M. Bueno said.

The OR Today webinar series has amassed 2,073 registrations through July 22 and is averaging almost 200 attendees per session. Generous sponsorship from leading perioperative companies makes registration free and provides health care professionals an excellent opportunity to further their education. The webinars are also recorded and available for on-demand viewing.

For more information about the webinar series, including a calendar of upcoming sessions, visit



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