Operating rooms are one of the key drivers in a hospital, contributing to both the workload and cost but are equally responsible to nearly 50% of the revenue. A well-managed OR results not only in a high surgical turnover, but also in reduced postoperative complications, improved patient-centered outcomes and greater patient satisfaction.
Efficiency of use of OR time depends on the allocation of staff and equipment, the time required for preparation and induction of anesthesia, performance of surgery, preparation of the OR for the next patient and other resources.
In order to optimize operational efficiency, a well-considered redesign of the work process is needed. The individual practitioner has a large stake in operational efficiency. The individual practitioner has a large stake in operational efficiency. In order to optimize operational efficiency, a well-considered redesign of the work process is needed. The best course of action is to improve the efficiency and productivity of each individual practitioner. Not by overloading them with additional work, which would create even more performance issues, but by streamlining their existing workload.
With this philosophy in mind, we initiated the Esy (Efficient SurgerY) Solution.
The Esy Solution is a bottom-up, multi-disciplinary methodology that reduces operating room variables to optimize “ergonomics” and “parallel processing”.
The ultimate goal of parallel processing is the creation of a positive “Esy OR Pulse” which indicates that none of the team members are delayed in their consecutive tasks. Delays within the processes are thus minimized. The Esy Solution lead to optimized efficiency, improved staff ergonomics, optimal staff deployment and optimized infection control.
The Esy Solution divides surgical procedures into 3 major parts: OR preparation, surgical intervention and OR break down. All team members including surgeons, nursing staff and anesthesiologists are involved to rationalize instruments and standardize the OR set-up. The use of the Gripper and EsySuit contributes greatly to the standardization of procedures and boosting ergonomics for the medical staff.
By introducing and implementing the Esy Solution, the OR efficiency increases, the ergonomics for the nursing
staff improves and the staff allocation is optimal.