This Video Shows Why We Work to Reduce Waste in Nursing Care

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This isn't a new J&J commercial, but I saw it again today… when we work with nurses and other inpatient staff with Lean, the process improvement and waste reduction that frees up time often goes to moments like this:

Instead of running around looking for supplies, equipment, information, and other people, a Lean hospital frees up time for better patient care and more caring patient care.

This is just one reason why Lean healthcare is so important. We need to help nurses maximize the time they spend nursing, rather than being hoop jumpers and fire fighters. Thanks to Johnson & Johnson (my former employer) for this touching ad).

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. His latest book has been released as an "in-progress" book, titled Measures of Success.

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