The systems are very effective for communicating priority cases that impact our schedule to the entire staff at one time. The board is in our new OR. We use it to add special cases and emergencies to our schedule
Macedon, NY (Vocus) November 15, 2010
Operating room supervisors improve productivity and staff communication by visibly posting the critical details of each scheduled surgery on a new LongLine™ color-coded dry-erase magnet and displaying them in scheduled sequence on a printed magnetic surgical whiteboard from Magnatag® Visible Systems.
”The magnets and board allows us to have all the information we need and only the information we need about a patient and the surgical team, posted where we can all see it, so decisions about the schedule can be made as the day unfolds. We can drop in emergencies and re-prioritize. The whole staging process is much more efficient when everyone can see what is going on and no resources are wasted.” says a Florida Surgery Nurse Manager. A New York OR Manager adds “The systems are very effective for communicating priority cases that impact our schedule to the entire staff at one time. The board is in our new OR. We use it to add special cases and emergencies to our schedule”
Christian Krapf, spokesperson for Magnatag says “We include important features our OR customers need to make the board easy to set up and use.” Krapf continues, “They tell us the dry-erase long magnets are perfect for communicating procedure and patient information. The magnets allow you to quickly update the schedule by moving the whole patient record up and down the board as the day progresses. Magnet colors identify procedures and show special cases. You can write on both sides of the magnets; simply flip them over to maintain privacy, show when procedures are complete and display post-op information. The permanently heat-fused printed lines on the steel board mean there are no messy tapes to replace.”
Magnatag Surgery Schedule board systems come in 4 sizes and several styles to hold from 18 to 50 procedures. Complete kits include magnets and the board along with everything needed to operate them. For more information go to http://www.magnatag.com/Surgery or call Magnatag at 800 624 4154.