Category Archives: 5S Lean for Healthcare

Small Change, Big Results: An Orderly Procedure Cart Drawer Could Save a Life

The drawers in your procedure carts should be an extension of the 5S Lean processes that are applied in storage rooms. This can be easily ac [...]

Small Change, Big Results: Why You Need to Use Labels on Your Wire Shelves

Labeling is a crucial part of the 5S Lean process of setting things in order. Every item, and location where items are set, should be clearl [...]

Small Change, Big Results: One Clinical Lab’s Success Story

At Florida Hospital, Celebration Health, 5S Lean isn’t necessarily defined as a massive undertaking. Instead, staff of the Orlando-are [...]

Small Change, Big Results: What Works with LabWall?

Now Mounting Supplies on a Wall Near You You may have seen our LabWall organization system, but just not quite sure how it works. It’s [...]

Small Change, Big Results: Micro-Organizing Bins

Who said micro-management was a bad thing? Dividers, bin cups, and angled inserts are a great way to sort and set in order within bin spaces [...]

Organizing Your Blood Draw Station: 3 Tips to Get You Started

Are you overwhelmed at the thought of de-cluttering your phlebotomy area? Don’t sweat the small stuff. Look at the big picture and thi [...]

Small Change, Big Results: One Tube, Two Draw Methods, Five Times Less Waste

Waste reduction is the name of the game for Lean healthcare facilities. By switching from traditional blood collection tubes to SarstedtR [...]

The Five Steps of 5S Lean for Healthcare

So you’re thinking of implementing a 5S Lean process strategy in your healthcare facility. Smart move, because hospitals today fa [...]

A Clean Lab is a Healthier Lab

Consider the following to ensure you and your coworkers are working in a safe environment. Chemicals Keep bulk chemicals stored in cabinets [...]

Does 5S Lean Really Make a Difference?

Many people believe that it is impossible to calculate ROI for a 5S program. This is troubling to those champions who not only have to come [...]
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