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  • Sharing Call: Staff Engagement & Environmental Sustainability

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/31/2011

    Recorded on 12/13/2011 - Join Julie Marth, Education and Outreach Coordinator from Office for a Healthy Environment at Cleveland Clinic for a discussion on staff engagement & environmental sustainability.

    Description

    Join Julie Marth, Education and Outreach Coordinator from Office for a Healthy Environment at Cleveland Clinic for a discussion on staff engagement & environmental sustainability.

    Presenter

    Julie Marth, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Office for a Healthy Environment, Cleveland Clinic

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0

  • Sharing Call: The ROI of a System Wide Membership with Practice Greenhealth

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/20/2011

    Recorded on 12/20/2011 - Join Michael Geller from Providence Health & Services and Josh Miller from Spectrum Health as they share their insights on the ROI of a system wide membership with Practice Greenhealth.

    Description

    Join Michael Geller from Providence Health & Services and Josh Miller from Spectrum Health as they share their insights on the ROI of a system wide membership with Practice Greenhealth.

    Presenters

    Join Michael Geller, Providence Health & Services

    Josh Miller, Spectrum Health

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0

  • Greening the OR: Single Use Device Reprocessing in the OR

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Recorded on 12/07/11 - Healthcare organizations are increasingly recognizing that third-party reprocessing of medical devices labeled “single use” is a safe and effective process that can help redirect valuable financial resources back into patient care while significantly reducing the volume of regulated medical waste generated by the organization and reducing the operating room’s (OR) supply budget.

    Session Description 

    Healthcare organizations are increasingly recognizing that third-party reprocessing of medical devices labeled “single use” is a safe and effective process that can help redirect valuable financial resources back into patient care while significantly reducing the volume of regulated medical waste generated by the organization and reducing the operating room’s (OR) supply budget. The US FDA stringently regulates the reprocessing of these devices and requires third party reprocessors to meet the same quality and safety standards as originally manufactured single-use devices. Reprocessing of single-use devices is now common practice in many ORs, with all of US News and World Report’s “Honor Roll” hospitals choosing to reprocess single-use devices, and 77% of Practice Greenhealth Award winners in 2010 choos­ing to reprocess medical devices for a combined savings of more than $10.8 million. Despite the widespread adoption of this practice, many healthcare institutions continue to meet resistance from skeptical surgeons or clinicians - driven in large part by education from original equipment manufacturers with a vested interest in getting clinical staff to back the continued purchase of disposable devices rather than the less expensive reprocessed versions. Come and learn how two different health systems have worked with their clinical staff, administrators and ORs to set up safety-based, high quality programs for reprocessing FDA-approved single-use medical devices and have reaped the financial rewards and environmental benefits related to this program.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the safety, quality and regulatory oversight for reprocessing of single-use devices in the OR.
    • Detail the different kinds of devices that can be safely and effectively reprocessed under FDA guidelines.
    • Highlight different mechanisms for engaging and building support from surgeons, other clinical and OR staff, administrators, infection control and supply chain.
    • Identify useful strategies for dealing with interference from original equipment manufacturers in program launch
    • Explain the process for segregation and collection of reprocessable devices in the OR.
    • Delineate how to troubleshoot the buy-back and usage of reprocessed devices with clinical staff.
    • Quantify the financial and environmental benefits of a comprehensive single-use device reprocessing initiative in the OR.

    Presenters

    Marc Feldman, Sr. Supply Chain Consultant, UC Health

    Denise Robson, Director of Surgical Services, CHW

    Denise Robson, RN, MBA Administrator, Surgical Services has been involved in Hospital Supply chain for nine years and prior to that she had over 15 years of acute care nursing experience. During the past seven years with Catholic Healthcare West, she has been responsible for all surgical related initiatives, including the formalization of reprocessing with a multi-million dollar annual savings. Denise has presented this topic to Premier Healthcare Organization at the 2009 Annual Breakthroughs meeting and to the Association of National Account Executives. Denise received her BSN from The University of Texas Health Science Center, and her MBA from The University of Phoenix.

    Pricing

    Member: $0  Non-member: $29

  • Sharing Call: Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/22/2011

    Recorded on 11/22/211 - Join our presenters for a discussion on electrical vehicle charging stations.

    Description

    Join our presenters for a discussion on electrical vehicle charging stations.

    Presenters

    Eric Wenke, AVP Corporate Development, Baptist Health South Florida

    Joaquin Fardales, Director Facilities and Asset Management, Baptist Health South Florida Construction Services Department

    Carlos Hernandez, Director Corporate Development, Baptist Health South Florida

    Joseph Vumbaco, Vice President of Sales and Channel Management, NovaCharge LLC

    William Rigsby, NovaCharge LLC

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0

  • Sharing Call: Ethylene Oxide Use Reduction and Elimination

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/18/2011

    Recorded on 01/18/2011 - Join our presenters for a discussion on ethylene oxide use reduction and elimination.

    Description

    Join our presenters for a discussion on ethylene oxide use reduction and elimination.

    Presenters

    Cynthia Gitchell, Sterile Processing Supervisor, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

    Joe Muraski, RN, BS, MS, Director of Sterile Processing and Decontamination

    John Lewis, Engineering and Maintenance, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0

  • Greening the OR: Introduction to the Greening the OR Initiative

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Recorded on 11/17/11 - The operating room (OR) is the epicenter of today’s hospital with a recent study by the McKesson Group estimating that the OR generates 42% of the hospital’s revenue. A primary source of hospital admissions, the OR also drives significant costs related to equipment, supplies and personnel — the OR is the leader in medical supply usage for the entire hospital.

    Session Description 

    The operating room (OR) is the epicenter of today’s hospital with a recent study by the McKesson Group estimating that the OR generates 42% of the hospital’s revenue. A primary source of hospital admissions, the OR also drives significant costs related to equipment, supplies and personnel — the OR is the leader in medical supply usage for the entire hospital. A recent study estimated supply costs at 56% of the total budget of the operating room — dwarfing salary costs at 35%. The OR also generates huge volumes of waste. The OR produces between 20 to 30% of a hospital’s total waste volume, despite the OR’s diminutive spatial footprint. With competing priorities, it makes sense to focus on those departments with the highest costs, greatest inefficiencies and/or largest volumes of waste. Thus the OR is a key target for greening efforts in many facilities. Practice Greenhealth has launched the Greening the OR Initiative in an effort to coalesce the body of knowledge around sustainable practices in the OR, substantiate these practices with data and case studies, and develop guidance for implementation that can be shared across the sector. This webinar will introduce hospitals to the different components of the Initiative and describe how they can participate.

    Learning Objectives

    • Review the business case for implementing green programs in an OR setting, and frame the overarching benefits of green programs in the OR from a cost, safety, engagement and environmental perspective.
    • Describe the environmental footprint of the OR and illustrate the linkages between the environment and human health.
    • Demonstrate the integration of green programs in an OR setting, and identify key stakeholders who play a role in the implementation and development of environmentally friendly programs
    • Delineate the staff education, engagement and implementation plan — including barriers — by highlighting case study data demonstrating the benefits of green programs in an OR setting.
    • Describe the OR assessment process as a mechanism to determine green initiatives in participants’ facilities.
    • Guide participants to resources such as the Guidance Documents, Checklist, and Practice Greenhealth website as a means to identify current successes and opportunities.

    Presenter

    Kaeleigh Sheehan

    Kaeleigh is a Project Manager for Practice Greenhealth. She works largely on managing the Greening the OR Initiative, overseeing the education, training, communications, public relations, tools, resources and engagements relative to Greening the OR efforts. Kaeleigh works with members to assist, enhance and establish sustainable best practices within the OR suite. She also oversees the Council for Environmentally Responsible Surgery, and other projects as needed.

    Pricing

    Member: $0  Non-member: $0

  • Sharing Call: Washington Hospital's Medication Take-Back Program

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/19/2011

    Recorded on 10/19/2011 - Join Paul Kelley, Director of Biomedical Engineering and Green Initiative on a call where he shared details of the Washington Hospital's Medication Take-Back Program.

    Description

    Join Paul Kelley, Director of Biomedical Engineering and Green Initiative on a call where he shared details of the Washington Hospital's Medication Take-Back Program.

    Presenter

    Paul Kelley, Director of Biomedical Engineering and Green Initiative, Washington Hospital

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0


  • Green Operations Series: Improving Processes, Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Waste: The LEAN Model Applied in Healthcare

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 9/21/2011: This presentation will describe the visual workplace, including an overview of the lean system of 5 S in the hospital setting and discuss the interrelationship between lean and environmental sustainability.

    Session Description

    “Lean” is a process that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Sustainability considers how to make processes run more efficiently and effectively while minimizing environmental impact and/or waste—whether that waste be in the form of labor, excess chemicals, energy use or solid waste produced. Hospitals that think about how to overlay these two sets of thinking can reap substantial benefits in the form of reduced labor, increased staff and customer satisfaction, reduced waste and cost savings. This webinar will describe the visual workplace, including an overview of the lean system of 5 S in the hospital setting and discuss the interrelationship between lean and environmental sustainability. Tracy Abatsis, a nurse and Kaizen coach at MetroWest Medical Center will detail how her hospital has applied lean as a mechanism to identify problem areas and opportunities for improvement. Tracy will highlight how—in collaboration with MWMC’s Green Team, she has applied lean principles to benefit the organization.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the relationship between Green Teams and Lean teams and the use of 5S as a visual management tool
    • Empower staff to make changes leading to the elimination of waste (e.g., inventory, waiting, over production)
    • Develop a plan to redeploy resources (e.g., additional equipment, supplies) to areas of need
    • Promote patient and workplace safety by identifying a place for everything and sustaining everything in its place

    Presenters

    Tracy Abatsis, RN, MetroWest Medical Center
    Tracy Abatsis is a Registered Nurse since 1976, who has been employed for over 30 in the hospital setting. Tracy has extensive experience in the Critical Care areas and left the role of the Nursing Supervisor over a year ago to join the Lean Department atMWMC. Since joining the Lean department, Tracy has been the lead trainer for the 5 S process and has facilitated Kaizen events on improving patient flow. Tracy also participates on MWMC’s Green Team and collaborates regularly with MWMC’s Sustainability Director, Dr. Amy Collins, on green initiatives across the hospital setting.

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • Sharing Call: Farmer's Markets with University of Maryland Medical Center

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    Recorded on 08/15/2011 - Join Denise Choiniere, Sustainability Manager of University of Maryland Medical Center as we learn more about the Farmer's Markets with University of Maryland Medical Center.

    Description

    Join Denise Choiniere, Sustainability Manager of University of Maryland Medical Center as we learn more about the Farmer's Markets with University of Maryland Medical Center.

    Presenter

    Denise Choiniere, Sustainability Manager, University of Maryland Medical Center

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0

  • Sharing Call: Breaking the 25% Recycling Ceiling with Metro Hospital and Cleveland Clinic

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    Recorded on 08/05/2011 - Join Alison Waske from Metro Hospital and Chris Parkinson from Cleveland Clinic on a discussion on how to breaking the 25% recycling ceiling.

    Description

    Join Alison Waske from Metro Hospital and Chris Parkinson from Cleveland Clinic on a discussion on how to breaking the 25% recycling ceiling.

    Presenters

    Join Alison Waske, Metro Hospital

    Chris Parkinson, Cleveland Clinic

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0