AZ Damiaan, Oostende - Drawing the logistics operation OR-CSU

Since the move from the hospital to the new building (end of 2012), the operating theatre and the central sterilization unit (CSU) were dealing with a number of logistics bottlenecks, where time nor expertise were present within the hospital to take on these issues.

hict assisted AZ Damiaan in:

  • Making an analysis of the existing manner of working at the operating theatre and the CSU, based on a number of interviews and observations on location.
  • Drawing a new manner of working, together with the heads of both departments, a representative of the doctors, representatives of the logistics department and the pharmacy. Both doctors and nurses agreed upon the new manner of working.

The following areas were covered:

  • Organisation of the operating theatre;
  • Staffing;
  • Logistics flows of the operating theatre and the CSU;
  • Storage of materials and devices;
  • Usage of software within the operating theatre and the CSU which supports planning and logistics flows.

Analogous to the above, a couple of quick wins were implemented for the operating theatre.

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