The ATOM Table of Elements to Theatre Improvement

The ATOM Table of Elements to Theatre Improvement

A Scientific Approach

Healthcare is a strongly scientific community, therefore ATOM is presented as a table of elements. This Periodic Table concept is useful because it groups together elements that may be interpersonal or technical and when combined

It is also appropriate to consider the earlier elements to be where most of the effort is required; laying the foundations for sustainable improvement.

The benefits of this approach include happier staff, running safer processes that generate more patients per list in theatre sessions and which run more frequently on time.

Alturos can demonstrate each of these elements and how effective each has been in operating theatre improvement.

Evidence shows an increase in session utilisation and in the income generated by each list. This has been achieved in all common specialties. Importantly, pressure on staff has been reduced, leading to a more balanced use of resources and increased productivity.