Local 1991 members attend the Jackson North Efficiency Fair to learn more about cost-savings initiatives throughout our public hospital system.
With booths set up about reprocessing and remanufacturing, preprocedure nurse checklists and printing efficiencies, Jackson employees learned ways to save Jackson thousands of dollars by making practical changes in the workplace.
One example: the pre-procedure nursing checklist (see below) Member Corrine Fraser, RN, created a booth that displays all of the items needed for surgery that could get thrown out if a pre-procedure checklist is not done correctly, which could cost between $3,000 and $5,000. Fraser educated employees on the proper way to complete a pre-procedure checklist. Price tags were attached to each item to show the costs wasted if they were discarded. Check out pictures from our event!