By: Debra Hadfield (RN, BSN, MSN), Shelagh Holmes (RN), Tom Fabrizio, Roger Kremer, and Don Tapping
This book is the first in the industry to offer real solutions and practical advice for improving patient and non-patient care processes, as well as reducing costs. Included in the book are over 20 forms, worksheets, and guidelines for you to use as a workbook as you implement your 5S portion of a Lean or Six Sigma project. Key learning features of this workbook include: 40+ digital photos demonstrating Lean and 5S projects, identification of who should be doing what part of the 5S activity, detailed procedures ensuring each 5S step is done thoroughly, started tips providing valuable insight from Lean Sensei, and quotes from various leaders throughout the world.
About Lean Healthcare
How do you implement Lean in a hospital, clinic, or lab? What are the first critical steps? What are the common problems, and how do you avoid them? Based on the Lean practices of hospitals and clinics all over the United States, you will learn the answers to these questions and many others by using the 5 Keys contained in this book. You will learn how Lean, specifically the tool of 5S, can be used to improve patient care and reduce cost in your healthcare facility. Lean tools will be explained using actual best practice examples and author experiences from St. John Hospital, Grosse Pointe, MI; St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, OR; Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT; and The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI.
A great tool making JCAHO audits easier and supporting Six Sigma initiatives.
This book is the first in the industry to offer real solutions and practical advice for improving patient care and reducing costs. Features in this book include:
- Over 30 full-color digital photos from hospitals and clinics sharing Lean best practices.
- Forms and worksheets to complete an entire Lean project in your facility.
- Advice or starter tips from people who have had successful Lean experiences in healthcare.
- Detailed instructions to ensure results.
Take the guess work out of what should be done in a Lean or Six Sigma project team. This book has the how-to, with all the necessary forms to guide you in every step of the process.
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Spiral Bound – 8.5″ x 11.0″ – 120 Pages – 100+ Illustrations, Photos, Quotes, and Worksheets – Glossary