Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Yale University School of Nursing
Judith R. Kunisch
Process impediments and patient flow interruptions in the preoperative setting affect patient care quality and increase organizational costs through inefficient use of operating room time. Lean methodology was successfully applied to improve efficiencies, patient privacy, and quality of care in a hospital-based high-volume adult ambulatory surgery unit. Process improvement strategies were identified and carried out during a rapid process improvement workshop (RPIW), and significant process changes were made to the preoperative work areas.
Gorelik, Leonid, "Reducing Barriers In The Adult Ambulatory Surgery Setting By Implementing Lean Methods" (2015). Yale School of Nursing Digital Theses. 1034.