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Approximately 30,000 patients undergo an emergency laparotomy each year in England and Wales. The National Emergency Laparotomy Audit Organisational Report 2014 states that ‘Post-operative complications and death are unfortunately common; several studies in recent years have shown that 15% of all patients die within a month of having an emergency laparotomy.
A multidisciplinary approach will be needed to make an impact on the challenges faced and to make a significant and much needed improvement in the care of patients undergoing this procedure. There are a variety of multidisciplinary recommendations and standards that should be adhered to by every hospital where emergency laparotomy is performed. However, as with many areas of care addressed as part of this patient safety collaborative over the last five years, there may be a gap between what we know should happen and what actually takes place in practice.
Many hospitals in the South West will have started to look at improving care for this group of patients. This event brings teams together to learn and share.
The day will include:
- National context for change
- Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) of the emergency laparotomy pathway conducted at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
- West of England and Kent, Surrey & Sussex Academic Health Science Network bid to The Health Foundation to spread good work developed in the area
- Learning from each other along the care pathway
- Pre-operative care
- Peri-operative care
- Post-operative care – including enhanced recovery
Attendees will have the opportunity to share any documentation or protocols that have been developed locally.
This event is relevant for local multidisciplinary teams in surgery, anaesthesia, critical care, radiology, pathology, and elderly medicine, and encourage attendance at the workshop.
Please view draft programme here
When & Where
West of England AHSN
Phone: 0117 900 2543