Poster or Presentation Title

Scheduling

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

Nursing

Abstract

Problem:

Self scheduling via paper sign-up sheets can lead to missed staffing needs for the Operating Room. Paper scheduling lacks the ability to run quick analysis of staffing needs as well as ensure each shift is staffed properly.

Evidence:

Electronic scheduling will improve scheduling efficiency, cost savings, as well as improve moral and staff engagement.

Strategy:

This project will use design and plan, do, study, and act to implement and evaluate project. This project is being conducted take place at Lynchburg General Hospital Operating Room with the current five members of the cardiothoracic team as a pilot, based on post evaluation project may potentially be applied to other specialized teams in the operating room for a total approximate staff of seventy.

Practice Change:

Train staff in the use of Kronos electronic scheduling system.

Evaluation:

A Likert questionnaire will be used to evaluate use of electronic scheduling at the end of two months. Reports at the end of the study will be printed from Kronos to evaluate staffing coverage over all the shifts and ensure proper staffing coverage was achieved to ensure there are no missed staffing coverage.

Faculty Mentor

Professor Deluca

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Scheduling

Problem:

Self scheduling via paper sign-up sheets can lead to missed staffing needs for the Operating Room. Paper scheduling lacks the ability to run quick analysis of staffing needs as well as ensure each shift is staffed properly.

Evidence:

Electronic scheduling will improve scheduling efficiency, cost savings, as well as improve moral and staff engagement.

Strategy:

This project will use design and plan, do, study, and act to implement and evaluate project. This project is being conducted take place at Lynchburg General Hospital Operating Room with the current five members of the cardiothoracic team as a pilot, based on post evaluation project may potentially be applied to other specialized teams in the operating room for a total approximate staff of seventy.

Practice Change:

Train staff in the use of Kronos electronic scheduling system.

Evaluation:

A Likert questionnaire will be used to evaluate use of electronic scheduling at the end of two months. Reports at the end of the study will be printed from Kronos to evaluate staffing coverage over all the shifts and ensure proper staffing coverage was achieved to ensure there are no missed staffing coverage.