How to get more efficient in the ED!

I am joined by Tony Mazzeo MD, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center and Vice Chairman of Mercy Operations for me here at Drexel Emergency Medicine. Tony and I tackle the ever important concept of efficiency and try to distill it down to some basic tips. Here’s the Hot Stove Tips:

1) empty the beds
2) Start with the dispo in mind (leave the room with a plan) and identify blockers
3) measure and track your throughput
4) anticipate problems
5)process in parallel and not in serial

Hope you enjoy it and let me know if you agree or have other great ideas!!!

 

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