Session ID: 
82

Real ROI: Using RTLS to Improve Pump Utilization and Save $1M

6:00pm - 7:00pm Tuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Galileo 901

Description

It’s a familiar refrain: clinical staff say they don’t have enough IV pumps. Nurses hide them, units fight over them, and hospitals typically over-purchase on this critical piece of equipment. It was no different at McLaren Flint, where, when it came time to replace its fleet, clinical staff requested a 10% increase in the number of pumps. Operations instead proposed a 33% decrease, going from 900 IV pumps for the 365-bed medical center to just 600. The radical shift came with a plan and a promise — a plan to increase IV pump utilization using a real-time locating system (RTLS), and a promise that if a clinician needed a pump, they would have a pump. Learn how McLaren gained buy-in, kept its promise, and saved $1 million, while gaining an RTLS that will be further leveraged to improve patient flow, staff safety, and the patient experience.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Assess the return on investment a real-time locating system can provide on new capital purchases
  • Discuss methods to gain buy-in from clinical staff when reducing the number of IV pumps in a hospital’s fleet
  • Describe how PAR levels are managed with RTLS, including the strengths and weaknesses of current methodology

Speaker(s): 

Corporate Director, Clinical Engineering,
McLaren Health Care
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
ACHE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

C-Suite
Clinical Engineering Professional
Management Engineer and Process Improvement Prof.

Level: 

Introductory

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