An ongoing staffing shortage in healthcare facilities continues to strain surgical units. While some facilities are trying to get by doing more with less, this presents a variety of challenges: even when operating rooms get the staff they need to continue serving patients, how can they train those professionals quickly and efficiently while still providing the highest possible level of patient care? The answer lies in a revolutionary workflow management app from DinamicOR.
Why onboarding new OR staff can be challenging
Surgical suites are busy, high-stress environments. It takes time for regular staff to gain their footing and become accustomed to the procedures in a particular facility, making it even more challenging when staffing shortages occur.
When there is high turnover, a surgery department might pull staff from other areas or hire traveling surgical professionals to fill those roles. How can these new employees get up to speed quickly enough to deliver high-quality patient care and keep the facility moving efficiently?
How a new app solves staffing shortage issues in the OR
When a new employee starts work, most businesses will assign an existing employee to show them the ropes and provide in-depth training. This may not be practical in a busy operating room environment that is already short-staffed. But implementing the DinamicOR Back Table Solution in your operating room can address and solve your most pressing onboarding challenges.
The DinamicOR Back Table Solution is a suite of products that includes a multi-tier, adjustable instrument table, durable drape, and the workflow management app. The DinamicOR+ Workflow Management App is the part of the trio you can use to onboard new staff. But the entire suite of these customizable products will make work in OR much more efficient.
The DinamicOR+ Workflow Management App is a state-of-the-art app that can be used to store all the processes related to each of your facility’s surgical procedures. So, each procedure that your OR performs, including the preferences of individual surgeons, can be loaded into the app and then referenced by anyone who needs to understand them.
The Workflow Management App is an invaluable tool for onboarding because new employees can study it to get up to speed on room layouts before starting work. They can also follow the step-by-step instructions in the app to set up the room before a procedure without having to consult other employees, who might otherwise be busy. In fact, using this App can reduce OR turnover time by up to 33%.
Finally, the App tells OR staff where instruments are located on the trays, so it can even be referenced during a procedure to increase efficiency. But it’s important to note that the Back Table Solution increases the visibility of instruments to 92%, which reduces the necessity to “search” for things at a vital point during a procedure.
Learn more about the DinamicOR+ Workflow Management App
When your healthcare facility uses the DinamicOR Back Table Solution, you get more visibility, efficiency, and safety in your operating room. This leads to a better experience for your staff and patients. The DinamicOR+ Workflow Management App can be used to onboard your new staff before they begin working in the operating room, making the transition even smoother. For more information about our innovative solutions, contact us today.