Updated: Mar 10, 2022
Proper staffing models create an environment of safety. Upon reviewing data regarding tray errors in CSSD, I notice an interesting trend. A more significant percentage of the errors were occurring at the beginning and end of work shifts. When reviewing the staff involved, I also notice that those individuals had also work a higher percentage of overtime, and several occurrences were related to the end of long shifts or at the beginning of shift changes where the staff returned to work on short sleep. Staffing models not only match productivity flow so that the right amount of staff are at the right place at the right time, but they also match FTE's (full-time employees) compliments to workloads. So, create an environment of safety by taking the time to develop proper staffing models.
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