Being in Two Places at Once: How to Manage One Surgeon in Two Operating Rooms

Wed. September 19| 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM |

After this session you’ll be able to:

  1. Define overlapping surgery.
  2. Discuss the definition of the critical portion of the procedure.
  3. Develop methodologies to manage nurse and physician relationships for compliance with concurrent surgery.


Why this is important:

Your goal as an OR manager is to have a surgical schedule run safely and efficiently, and your team is tasked with developing successful rules and systems to make sure this happens. We often ask ourselves: “Will a second room for one surgeon make our OR more efficient in a safe and reasonable manner?” In this session, Diane Skorupski and Dr. Ron Bleday will answer this question by presenting case reviews of surgical procedures that exemplify the pros and cons of overlapping surgery. They will outline standards for assessing whether or not simultaneous surgeries are right for your facility, including compliance with hospital rules and state regulations, defining the critical portion of each procedure and whether or not the attending surgeon is able to be present at that point in time, and considering OR utilization, as well as legal, financial, and professional factors in giving surgeons multiple ORs in their block time. Leave with an understanding of considerations to be factored into determining if yours is the ideal situation for overlapping surgery, best surgeon candidates for two room surgery, and points of interest for your team.

CSSM

Track: Trending Topics Track

Registration Type: All Access Pass, OR Manager Conference Only


Speakers

Diane Skorupski, MS, RN, CNOR, NE-BC

Diane Skorupski, MS, RN, CNOR, NE-BC

Director Operating Room

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Role: Speaker

Ronald Bleday, MD

Ronald Bleday, MD

Section Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery and Program Director, Colorectal Fellowship

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Role: Speaker