February 22, 2018

Total joint cases on firm footing after OR team huddles

By: Elizabeth Wood

Effective use of a daily huddle and customized software for scheduling have had a dramatic impact on efficiency at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital in New York City. Cancellations on the day of surgery have dropped from a rate of about 10% prior to implementation of huddles to less than 1%, according to Linede (Kandy) Kraemer, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC, CSSM, director of operating rooms.

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