Excerpt from Feb. 6th article published on Modern Healthcare’s website.
“The focus on productivity isn’t just in the operating room. Instead of separate intensive-care units and post-anesthesia care units, Health City has a 17-bed open ward ICU that is used for both functions.
Nurses in the combined ICU-PACU perform a number of duties on an as-needed basis. By combining the units, it not only reduces handoffs, which can introduce human error into the system, it reduces total nurse staffing needs.”
Read the whole article here.