This course is designed to help health care workers understand Lean centered around: eliminating waste, applying Lean principles and concepts, and using PDSA model for problem-solving in a hands-on simulation setting. Throughout this course, attendees will be able to identify service and operation improvement opportunities and initiate improvements.
The course is heavily interactive using simulation and practical examples to demonstrate how the UI Hospitals and Clinics Lean Improvement Model can be used in a health care setting. Attendees are assigned roles in the simulations. The success of the simulations requires 100 percent commitment of attendees to be present all day both days. Please make arrangements with your supervisor.
Discuss the basics of Lean methodology.
Describe how Lean methodology can be used to improve operations at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Identify potential health care projects and determine the proper project scope.
Discuss when and how to apply some common improvement tools in the health care environment.
The course is facilitated by office of the Operations Excellence director and staff.
Intended audience: The course is open to all UI Hospitals and Clinics employees.
Nursing CEU credits: 1.8 CEUs will be granted by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing (IBN Approved Provider #34). Participants must attend the entire program to receive full credit. Credit should be claimed only for the sessions attended. Questions concerning nursing credits should be directed to the Nursing Clinical Education Center at 319-356-1238.