Qinfeng Liu1, Bin Qiu2, Tao Wang3, Enke Zhang1
1Medical Equipment Management Department, Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital, Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710068, China
2Information Management Department, Shaanxi Provincial People 's Hospital, Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710068, China
3Department of Medical Imaging, Hospital of Stomatology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710004, China
Objective: To explore the optimizing selection and configuration combined with lean management in improving the management effect of emergency equipment in ambulances. Methods A hospital in Xi'an has adopted the strategy of optimizing selection and configuration combined with lean management in the management of ambulance emergency equipment, the management effect of emergency equipment was analyzed. Results In the statistics of emergency equipment management before the execution of ambulance missions, after the implementation of management measures, the incidence of emergency equipment with incomplete accessories, and the incidence of emergency equipment with stains on surfaces decreased significantly(c2=5.701, c2=10.865;p<0.05), the incidence of all emergency equipment passed in one inspection was significantly increased (c2=4.082; P < 0.05);in the statistics of emergency equipment failures after the execution of ambulance missions, after the implementation of management measures, the incidence of failures caused by emergency equipment falling or bumping, and the incidence of emergency equipment affected by electromagnetic interference decreased significantly (c2=4.688, c2=4.082; P < 0.05). Conclusions In the management of emergency equipment in ambulances, the use of optimizing selection and configuration combined with lean management strategy can significantly improve the management quality of emergency equipment in ambulances, and improve the quality and efficiency of the execution of ambulance missions. Optimizing selection and configuration combined with lean management strategy has certain effectiveness in emergency equipment management in ambulances.
Optimizing selection and configuration, Lean management, Emergency equipment, Ambulance mission
Qinfeng Liu, Bin Qiu, Tao Wang, Enke Zhang. Research on Optimizing Selection and Configuration Combined with Lean Management in Improving the Management Effect of Emergency Equipment in Ambulances. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2022) Vol.6, Issue 4: 10-15. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.2022.060402.
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