Time Study RN | CARE SPACES
DESIGNING AND ORGANIZING MORE EFFICIENT CARE SPACES
One of the core challenges of TCAB/CIT is to encourage teams to organize their workspace more efficiently. Teams can implement LEAN and Six Sigma principles such as “5S” to reorganize, clean, and streamline their work space. The purpose is to organize and optimize the work space around the care giving process to eliminate excess travel and time hunting and gathering for supplies, information, staff, and other resources.
Euclidian Diagram: 62% Efficient
Actual Flow Diagram: 4.6 mi/Nurse shift
Time Study RN captures the data needed to model nurse practice and caregiving processes. An extension of Time Study RN called Layout-iQ merges those processes into a model of the built environment. Layout-iQ calculates nurse travel distance and the layout’s efficiency dynamically as locations are moved around in the model. Rapid analysis of multiple scenarios allows TCAB/CIT teams to achieve near optimal workspaces without remodeling or new construction.