Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2019, Page: 44-48
Improving Timeliness in the Bronchoscopy Workflow: From Admission to Discharge, A Single-Center Quality Initiative
Kevin Charles, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Darien Davda, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Kevin Langlois, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Naser Mahmoud, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Ashley Ferraro, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Robert Holladay, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Satish Kalanjeri, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Robert Walter, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Received: May 22, 2019;       Accepted: Aug. 10, 2019;       Published: Aug. 23, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20190804.13      View  112      Downloads  13
Abstract
Several delays arise when bronchoscopy and endoscopy procedures are scheduled in the same room. Turnover time, workflow, and technician and/or anaesthesia availability all play a role in the length of stay of a patient for this same-day procedure. A planned procedure is elective and should be lucrative for a patient, their families, and staff. This quality improvement initiative aimed at improving bronchoscopy workflow with hopes of significantly decreasing admission to discharge time for the patients. Satisfaction surveys and post-discharge follow-ups were conducted parallel to this quality initiative. Analysis of the data identified potential areas for future endeavors aimed at decreasing hospital costs with improved patient satisfaction and goals of improving the fellows experience at a teaching institution.
Keywords
Bronchoscopy, Length of Stay, Efficiency, Delays, Patient Satisfaction, Fellowship
To cite this article
Kevin Charles, Darien Davda, Kevin Langlois, Naser Mahmoud, Ashley Ferraro, Robert Holladay, Satish Kalanjeri, Robert Walter, Improving Timeliness in the Bronchoscopy Workflow: From Admission to Discharge, A Single-Center Quality Initiative, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2019, pp. 44-48. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.20190804.13
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