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Lean Process Improvement: Reducing Waste in Healthcare is a Course

Lean Process Improvement: Reducing Waste in Healthcare

0.5 credits


Full course description

CAPACITY offers free, self-paced courses designed to help RNs strengthen knowledge and skills to practice to the full scope of license in
community-based primary care settings

Lean is a continuous process improvement methodology, with the goal of identifying and eliminating non-value-added waste activities. This module introduces Lean, and how it can be applied in healthcare settings.


  • Describe Lean methodology and key goals
  • Recognize and describe the Lean 8 Types of Waste in a healthcare context
  • Describe Lean methods and tools, such as A3 and 5S

Contact Hours

Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded 0.5 contact hours by ENPDC. To obtain contact hours participants must attend and participate in the entire activity, click onto all links, review all resources as well as complete the evaluation at the end.

ENPDC has evaluated everyone who has the ability to control content of this activity (planning committee members, subject matter experts, presenters) and found they have no conflict of interest.

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