Arena Simulation Competition (Team) | Institute of Industrial Engineers
"The Allen Bradley Operating Room Student Simulation Project comprised three components: (1) modeling the provided operating room system, (2) identifying the system bottlenecks, and (3) improving the performance of the operating room system via the altering of arrival patterns and resource schedules. The Allen Bradley Operating Room system processes inpatients and outpatients. Inpatients arrive to the surgery floor and spend the night in the hospital to recover after their operation. Outpatients arrive to the hospital for surgery, but leave the same day. The system consists of four major areas: (1) Same Day Surgery (SDS), where outpatients checkin, change their clothes, and have preliminary diagnostics taken; (2) Pre-Operative Holding block (PreOP), where inpatients enter the system and both patients have pre-operation processes performed and are visited by the anesthetists, some patients are sent to the Block Room, if needed; (3) Operating Rooms (OR), where the surgery occurs; and (4) Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), where recovery takes place. Outpatients are then routed to the changing room where they are prepare to go home and receive post-surgery instructions. Inpatients are routed to their respective post-surgery rooms elsewhere in the hospital."