||February 22, 2018 - February 25, 2018
||Iowa City, IA, United States of America
Operations Research for Surgical Services
Analytical Methods for Operating Room and Anesthesia Group Management
PURPOSE OF COURSE is to teach participants how to apply principles of operations research to solve problems in the operating room and perioperative environment: * Monitoring operational and financial performance of surgical suites and anesthesia groups (“descriptive analytics”), * Forecasting case durations, time remaining in cases, use of staffed OR time (“predictive analytics”), * Applying principles of operations research to make common decisions, such as staffing levels, block time planning, case scheduling and assignment, financial management, and strategic planning (“prescriptive analytics”), * Identifying in-house expertise to aid in problem-solving and determining whether outside consultants are needed, * Evaluating current decision-support systems.
See: Wachtel RE, Dexter F. Curriculum providing cognitive knowledge and problem-solving skills for anesthesia systems-based practice. ACGME Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2: 624-632, 2010
See: Wachtel RE, Dexter F. Difficulties and challenges associated with literature searches in operating room management, complete with recommendations. Anesthesia & Analgesia 117: 1460‑1479, 2013
See: Dexter F, Van Swol LM. Influence of data and formulas on trust in information from journal articles in an operating room management course. Anesthesia & Analgesia Case Reports 6: 329-334, 2016
INTENDED AUDIENCE includes anesthesiologists, CRNAs, nurse managers, surgeons, hospital engineers and other analysts responsible for the organization and delivery of surgical care. Participants should have knowledge of middle/high school level algebra, Excel functions, and basic statistics (e.g., Student’s t-test). The course is designed to be especially relevant to engineers and analysts from other fields preparing to work in anesthesia/ ORs.
CASE STUDIES completed in groups are an integral part of the course. All teams include both clinicians and analysts. Many of the case questions include electronic literature searching using publicly available materials. The cases help participants learn which techniques should be applied to different types of problems, how best to present results to hospital stakeholders, and leadership principles for team-based OR management decision making.
CREDIT FOR COURSE COMPLETION: The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Course completion is required for CME credit.
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