Patients who require anesthesia for an MRI currently transfer through multiple floors before and after their MRI. During transport-induction-recovery cycles, the MRI scanner and staff sit idle, while anesthesia staff make trips to other floors as needed to prep the equipment and pharmaceuticals for the next patient. This causes us to lose further time and efficiency as the time available to administer anesthesia also ticks away.
This project is designed to outfit three-bed bays in the MRI area, which sits adjacent to the anesthesia induction room in the MRI suite, so that all MRI patients who need anesthesia can report directly to the MRI suite. Relocating the preparation and initial recovery of sedated or post-anesthetic patients to the bays immediately adjacent to the induction room will:
- Have substantial cost and time benefits
- Improve patient safety
- Help cases run more smoothly
All patients will be centralized in one place, helping to reduce the length of stay and improve patient satisfaction.