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Anaesthesia Quality Improvement

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Re: Pain
I feel that describing the proportion of patients comfortable and listing the details of uncomfortable patients provides more information than mean scores, which I found difficult to differentiate and less...
21:17 - Mon 18 Nov 2013
Re: Normothermia
Likewise.
16:29 - Sun 17 Nov 2013
Re: Postoperative nausea and vomiting
Very interesting. We looked at pain in all gynae patients earlier in the year and identified quite high variability in pain in recovery for different groups of patients between anaesthetists,...
16:27 - Sun 17 Nov 2013
Re: Patient satisfaction
The guidance from the GMC is that the feedback be sort from random patients by a third party. This is clearly going to be difficult for theatre based anaesthetists working...
16:14 - Sun 17 Nov 2013
Re: Patient satisfaction
I don't suppose I'm the only anaesthetist who despises the potentially superficial nature of much of this sort of thing. The nursing staff tell me that, from their satisfaction surveys,...
12:43 - Wed 13 Nov 2013
Re: Postoperative nausea and vomiting
We record these outcomes in the Recovery ward but they'd be much more useful if we can get them from the ward too. I found I had little PONV in...
12:00 - Wed 13 Nov 2013
Re: Normothermia
I know NICE was impressed but I'm unconvinced by the data behind this claim. Nonetheless, as a measure of the level of effort made in theatre I think it has...
11:56 - Wed 13 Nov 2013
Benchmarking
How should we go about enabling different sites to compare their results?
15:53 - Sun 10 Nov 2013
Normothermia
Patients that are cold are three times more likely to develop a surgical site infection. Should we be taking more responsibility for this morbidity?
13:06 - Sat 12 Oct 2013
Pain
We measure pain on a 0-4 scale on waking from anaesthesia and describe the proportion of patients comfortable (0-1) per month. It is extremely helpful to be able to identify...
13:04 - Sat 12 Oct 2013