Alecs Chochinov

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 • 12:45 - 14:15
Track 4 - THROUGHPUT INNOVATIONS: WORKING WITHIN OUR SPAN OF CONTROL TO IMPROVE FLOW
Track Chair: Dr. Alecs Chochinov

CTAS - Unintended Consequences of a Good Idea - Dr. Drew Digney

Description: The use of CTAS as a sorting tool will be reviewed and the consequences to overall departmental flow if it is used rigidly. An alternative methodology l will be suggested that maintains safety and improves flow of patients

Learning Objectives:

  1. Original intention of CTAS
  2. The limitations of CTAS and negative consequences
  3. How a blended CTAS and First in/First out (FIFO) Model is better

TBC - Dr. Eric Grafstein

Description: TBC

Learning Objectives: TBC

Fitbit and Flow in the ED - Dr. Benj Fuller

Description: Describes how readings on a simple pedometer a few years ago helped stimulate discussion and transform our flow and efficiency in the ER. End result – a dramatic impairment in timeliness of care,improved funding, quality metrics turn around and most importantly patent experience improved and staff recruitment and retention is at its acme!!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Use your best resource- your team
  2. Expertise is just that-use it when needed
  3. Income/quality/efficiency/satisfaction can be mutually inclusive

LO92: Development of a predictive model for hospital admissions by utilizing frequencies of specific CEDIS presenting complaints - Dr. David Lewis