The Benefits of Lean Tool Implementation to Improve POCT and Patient Care
July 17, 2018
Many assume that putting a lab device at or near the patient will improve care, because testing at the point of care is thought to be more straightforward than it appears. However, general systematic inhibitors known as “MUDA” or waste may impact both workflow and productivity during point-of-care testing (POCT).
Even though Lean is thought of mostly as a tool to improve lab processes, evidence shows that its basic principles can also be applied to POCT. In this webinar, you will learn basic Lean principles and be provided “real-life” examples of their application in POC settings. This knowledge will enable you to apply Lean basics and Continuous Improvement techniques to improve processes in your clinical and POCT environments.
Catherine Ochsner, BS, LSSBB
Danaher Business System
- Discuss the basic principles of Lean methodology
- Review how these principles have been successfully applied in a hospital setting
- Assess how Lean can be applied to the blood gas process at the point of care
- Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.
- 1 P.A.C.E.® credit-hour will be provided for this complimentary basic level program. Whitehat Communications is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.
- This session is approved for 1 Florida Laboratory CE credit. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel approved number: 50-12563. General certificate of attendance