Professional Education Course

Lean for Healthcare: Turnover Time Reduction

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Course Title: Lean for Healthcare: Turnover Time Reduction
Program ID: HLTH 1011P Subjects: Healthcare, Lean & Process Improvement


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Course Description

The course is an introduction to the concepts, methods and approaches used for reducing the amount of time required to "change over" a resource and includes a hands-on simulation. Presentation content has been modified with healthcare examples and terminology. A healthcare specific simulation of an Operating Room environment has been created by adapting the current Lean Set-up Reduction simulation.

How You Will Benefit

Through participating in this course you will:

  • Recognize what is included in turnover time
  • Define turnover time reduction and its impact
  • Document and analyze a turnover time
  • Apply methods of waste reduction/elimination
  • Recognize how to standardize and sustain improvements

What Is Covered

Elements of the course include:

  • Basics of a Turnover
  • Documenting a Turnover
  • Separating Internal/External Steps
  • Exercise with "Making Coffee" Video
  • Attack the "Low Hanging Fruit"
  • Implement Improvements with Team
  • Swim Lanes
  • Implement Improvements with Team
  • Sustaining Improvements

Course Materials

Attendees will each receive a course notebook and materials for live simulations.

Course Administrator

Tim Israel


Dick Mitchell

Certificate Information

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