Flexibility is at the forefront of many of the decisions made in health care projects. As treatment and diagnostic modalities move toward a surgical suite model having both prep and recovery functions, multitasking seems to be a logical step. This session will look at the ways a universal prep recovery room could help address organizational goals including patient satisfaction, patient and staff safety, staff efficiency, clinical standardization, and building a brand and market share.
Identify the requirements for both patient preparation and recovery.
Assess the benefits and the limitations of the universal model.
Explore where the universal room is applicable.
Evaluate the effects on patient safety and satisfaction.