Five Common Errors in Surgery Block Schedule Management

This week’s episode of the First Case “Articles On-The-Go” series is written by, Paul Wafer, BS, MBA, RN where he discusses challenges around efficient OR scheduling practices: “Block scheduling in the operating room has become a common practice at many hospitals across the country.  By providing surgeons with a regular block of time for performing elective surgery, it allows for better planning of time and utilization of resources for both the hospital and the surgeons utilizing this privilege.  When managed appropriately, block-scheduling can maximize the utilization of time and personnel within a department.  If not managed properly, block-scheduling can create inefficiencies and potentially lose business for a hospital….” ——- Articles On-the-Go presents perioperative insights from written articles in a creative, easy to listen, audio format. Think audio book, meets busy Operating Room professional! #FirstCase #Podcast #OperatingRoom #Surgery #ArticlesOnTheGo



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