Hospital Emergency Simulation
This simplistic model of an Emergency Department was designed primarily to demonstrate the usage of network markup elements in conjunction with Process Modeling Library. Specific markup shapes such as nodes and paths are used to define facility layout. Resources of different kinds are placed in the network.
In this case the resources are:
– Nurses, PAs and Technicians – of type moving [can move on their own]
– Triage rooms, Express care rooms, X-ray – of type static [are bound to their home locations and cannot be moved]
– Ultra sound devices – of type portable [can be moved by resources of type moving]
Technicians have their own sub-process to prepare for the ultra sound process and wrap-up afterwards.
Upon arrival, a patient registers and proceeds to the waiting room, from where he is escorted by the nurse to a triage room. After triage the patient goes to an express care room and then either X-ray or ultra sound is done with the help of a technician and a PA. X-ray process requires the patient to go the X-ray room, whereas ultra sound device is moved to the EC room where the patient is located.
The model presentation screen is organized as a number of pages (animation, main flowchart, etc.) with hyperlinks between them to enable easy navigation.
The above is Simulator Caption of Control Panel. Please note all the Parameters, Resource Utilization and Length of Stay
Action Take to improve Length Of Stay:
1- Add 1 Nurse
2- Add 1 Technician
3- Add 1 Ultrasound
Please note all the Parameters, Resource Utilization and Length of Stay in comparison to the 1st caption, and take note the Length Of Stay in the Bar Charts of the last 2 screens, reduction from about 50 minutes to and 30 minutes.
The above was accomplished by running the Simulation for 5 minutes for the Baseline state, and 5 minutes for the Projected state.