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Managing resources

A CPD article improved Bing Raz’s knowledge of how to manage resources and reduce waste in healthcare settings
Managing resources

A CPD article improved Bing Raz’s knowledge of how to manage resources and reduce waste in healthcare settings

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article provided information about managing resources and reducing waste in healthcare settings. It has been reported that healthcare organisations in the UK are under significant financial pressure. Therefore, it is important consider ways to reduce costs and waste.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

Waste from healthcare occurs in every aspect of nursing practice. The article outlined six categories of waste: overuse of medicines, diagnostics, interventions, procedures and treatments; administrative inefficiency in organisational processes, patient-related processes and financial procedures; variable, unnecessary or uncoordinated care; fraud; preventable conditions; and avoidable complications.

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