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Broadview Union Hospital staff reduce medication ordering time by 97 per cent.

19-Apr-2016

“I feel safer, more organized and more competent. I have more time to spend with patients instead of doing med orders.”

Nicole Scott
Registered Nurse
5S (BTL)

Nicole Scott, RN, in the medication supply room.
Nicole Scott, RN, in the medication supply room.

A January improvement event at Broadview Union Hospital has reduced the amount of time staff needs to order medications by 97 per cent (from four hours to seven minutes every two weeks).

Staff grouped similar items together, set regular ordering amounts and posted those amounts on the medication bins to improve ordering practices.
 
Staff members now walk 50 per cent less when preparing IV materials and have three hours and 53 more minutes more to spend on patient care biweekly.

 

5S BTL - Broadview Union Hospital

Published: 5-Apr-2016