The Nurse’s Take: How to Improve Hospital Supply Chain Management

American Hospital Association On-Demand Webinar

While hospital leaders and supply chain leaders have taken steps to improve supply chain management, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many have overlooked a critical factor when it comes to identifying and initiating supply chain improvements: nurses.

During this on-demand discussion with frontline nurses and nurse leaders, we explore how hospital success is dependent upon how clinical staff, especially nurses, interact with the supply chain. A supply chain management approach that isn’t nurse-centric adversely affects patient care, decreases efficiency and fails to achieve other, inherent benefits of supply chain-enhancing technology. Nurses’ insight is critical, and in fact foundational, to any supply chain improvement. If hospital leaders and supply chain leaders don’t achieve nurse buy-in, even the most promising improvement initiatives and technology solutions will fall short.

In addition to expert voices from the field, this webinar features insights from a recent hospital supply chain management survey of 100 hospital nurses.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Apply lessons learned from a survey of 100 nurses to create a more nurse-centric supply chain
  • Achieve nurse buy-in for supply chain improvement initiatives
  • Incorporate supply chain improvements that complement established workflows and ensure nurses have the supplies needed to provide safe patient care
  • Enhance supply chain accuracy and streamline supply documentation

Featured Speakers

  • Deena Carney, RN, BSN, MHA, CNOR Director of Surgical Services Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Ariam Yitbarek, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC Vice President, Nursing Operations MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Lee Smith, RNFA, BSN, MBA Vice President Clinical Solutions Syft
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