Leading a 6S Initiative in Healthcare

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Program Content & Structure

The following objectives will be achieved as part of the program content

  • Explain the benefits associated with 6S
    • Sort: Ask questions to determine if an item is needed, use red tags to engage others
    • Set in Order: Use storage methods to minimize inventory and promote visual management, layout items for easy access and good work flow
    • Shine: Transform the work area through regular cleaning, inspections, and maintenance
    • Standardize: Develop a set of procedures to ensure the changes implemented remain in place
    • Sustain: Set up a support system to ensure all employees continue to implement standards
    • Safety: Post safety instructions and procedures in prominent positions, carry out cleaning, inspections and maintenance on a regular basis to minimize safety hazards

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Why this program?

This course will examine the 5S/6S approach - Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain, and Safety. Planning a 6S initiative will be reviewed as well as examples of how 6S was implemented in an operating room and a radiology department. The topic of ergonomics as it relates to the Lean methodology is also discussed. A relevant health sector case study provides a context for the concepts taught and course learnings are reinforced through review questions at the end.

Who is this program for?

This program is aimed at health professionals such as Quality Improvement Specialists, Operations Managers, Medical Directors, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians from organizations across the health sector including hospitals, health authorities, mental health and addictions, youth services, long term care, public and community health.

Learn from leaders

All our Lean Healthcare belt programs are developed and delivered by accomplished Lean Healthcare and clinical experts. Experts who have worked at the coalface and have tangible experience putting theory to practical use in real world environments.

Chris Chadwick

Chris has extensive experience managing teams and projects within the healthcare and manufacturing industries. He has been able to utilize his training in varied methodologies to complete numerous projects using diverse approaches of Lean, Six Sigma and Shainin. For over ten years, Chris has managed a continuous improvement team as a Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt. During this time, he has enabled organizations to achieve significant cost savings through the development of efficient processes...

Key Information

6S deals with workplace organization. By establishing order in the workplace, 6S helps improve conditions for employees by making things tidier, cleaner, brighter, and safer. This, in turn, helps develop a more pleasant work environment for employees. This improves morale and, as a consequence, productivity and quality. This course will examine the 6S approach. Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain, and Safety. Planning a 6S initiative will be reviewed as well as examples of how 6S was implemented in an operating room as well as a radiology department. The topic of ergonomics as it relates to Lean methodology will be discussed. The last topic will be a case study of a 6S implementation, and the outcomes from the initiative.

This course focuses on kaizen and expands on the basic kaizen concepts covered earlier. The course outlines how to plan, prepare, and implement kaizen events. More specifically, it focuses on the application of kaizen in healthcare and how Lean professionals lead kaizen events in a variety of healthcare settings.

Completion Timeframe
2 hours
Level
Practitioner

Program Fees & Enrolment

The program fees per region are outlined below. All prices are exclusive of tax.

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Toronto, ON,
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Canada

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Oceania - Australia

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VIC 3055

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