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Lean implementation and pediatric intensive care unit bed availability analysis via simulation at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital

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dc.contributor.supervisor ElMekkawy, Tarek (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Dick, Kellen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-07T17:19:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-07T17:19:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4990
dc.description.abstract The Winnipeg Children’s Hospital encounters delays within the surgical patient flow and cancellations due to a lack of available resources in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Applying the concepts of lean thinking and the practices of simulation and statistical analysis, these problems were better understood and solutions were developed. Improvement projects were performed centralized on lean concepts and utilizing the tools of value-stream mapping and 7 forms of waste. Building and running a simulation model provided a capacity versus demand measure for the overall performance of the PICU. Simulation allowed for the study of hypothetical situations such as varying department resources and fluctuating patient levels. Statistical calculations were used to create a prediction tool to determine the probability of a PICU bed being available. This would enable a reduction in last-minute cancellations of surgical cases requiring a PICU bed. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Lean en_US
dc.subject Simulation en_US
dc.subject Intensive en_US
dc.subject Care en_US
dc.subject Pediatric en_US
dc.subject Healthcare en_US
dc.title Lean implementation and pediatric intensive care unit bed availability analysis via simulation at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Ojo, Olanrewaju (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) Elsalakawy, Ehab (Civil Engineering) Galloway, Leslie (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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