May 17, 2017

New staffing schedule unclogs PACU bottleneck

By: Judith M. Mathais, MA, RN

Perioperative services is a key driver for financial performance, and efficient use of space and staffing is vital in the current era of declining reimbursement. A bottleneck in any of the three phases of surgery—pre-, intra-, and postoperative—can result in long delays as well as surgeon, anesthesiologist, and staff anxiety and dissatisfaction.

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