@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/942,
	  title     = {Surgical Theater Utilization and PACU Staffing},
	  author    = {Abdulrahim Shamayleh},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In this work, the surgical theater of a local hospital in
KSA was analyzed using simulation. The focus was on attempting to
answer questions related to how many Operating Rooms (ORs) to
open and to analyze the performance of the surgical theater in
general and mainly the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) to assist
making decisions regarding PACU staffing. The surgical theater
consists of ten operating rooms and the PACU unit which has a
maximum capacity of fifteen beds. Different sequencing rules to
sequence the surgical cases were tested and the Longest Case First
(LCF) were superior to others. The results of the different
alternatives developed and tested can be used by the manager as a
tool to plan and manage the OR and PACU},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering},
	  volume    = {7},
	  number    = {5},
	  year      = {2013},
	  pages     = {1089 - 1096},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/942},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/77},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 77, 2013},