You have been asked to conduct a lean project for the ICU of a hospital which maintains 20 patient beds, has 20 nurses, 4 doctors and 10 medical technicians. Provide the following:
Describe your approach for how you will begin the project.
Provide a descriiption of the process you will take, including a timeline (by calendar days/weeks) and the tools you would use during different parts of the lean project.
Consider all the different elements with which you may interact (e.g., pharmacy) and how they may affect your project. How will you approach handling them?
Provide a presentation outline that you would give to the ICU leadership/staff on the lean project to kick off the project considering they have never done a lean project.
Watch the following video on YouTube,
starting at 2:08 and ending at 4:24. Document the process using a value-stream map including the values added and waste steps. Indicate the time needed for each step. Identify areas for improvement.