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Conference - Delivering effective and efficient Pre Operative Assessment

Delivering effective and efficient Pre Operative Assessment

Duration: 1 Day
Start Time: 09:00 - End Time: 16:30
CPD Hours: 7

Conference Overview

A popular national event for Pre Operative Assessment nurses, managers and allied health professionals.

The 4th annual Pre Operative Assessment conference is being held in the vibrant city centre of Manchester, which has excellent transport links to the whole of the UK. The programme again offers a balanced mix of advanced clinical subjects along with service and delivery issues. A busy day that offers an ideal opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country and to learn and share innovation and practice development.

Conference Content

Chair - Claire Badger, Consultant Nurse Lead Pre Operative Service, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


NICE Pre Operative tests: less is more

NICE recently issued Clinical Guideline NG45, Preoperative tests (update) for elective surgery, revising and replacing guidelines first issued in 2003

  • Far simpler and easier to follow and will recommend fewer tests for most patients
  • Excessive testing may cause anxiety, delays, and further unnecessary treatments without influencing outcome or changing management
  • Patients who are relatively healthy or having relatively non-invasive surgery may now require few, if any, preoperative tests
  • Discussing the patient with a senior anaesthetist is now recommended before some more specialist tests are ordered

Dr Ian Smith, Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (Stoke-on- Trent); Chairman of NG45 Guideline Development Group


Developing telephone triage clinics

  • Demand and capacity around patients coming for Day Surgery Assessments
  • How we have carried this across all surgical specialities in our hospital
  • Creating a pool of patients to ensure clinic appointments and theatre lists are utilised effectively
  • How we have implemented this service and our success, along with patient feed back

Catherine Jones, Senior Sister, Manager Pre Operative Department and Melanie Chapman, Staff Nurse, Pre Operative Assessment, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey


Development and review of a perioperative care pathway for dementia

  • The number of older people with dementia undergoing surgical procedures is expected to rise in number
  • In order to address the particular care needs of the older person with dementia an evidence informed pathway has been developed
  • Exploring the proposed pathway in clinical practice
  • Interim review and evaluation of this implementation

Diane Loughlin, Lecturer Adult Health, Post Registration and Margaret Brown, Senior Lecturer, Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, School of Health Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland


An insight into Pre Operative Assessment in a remote and rural setting

  • Geography - co-ordinating Pre Operative between 6 islands and mainland centres
  • Team work - the role of the Pre Operative Nurse in regard to communication, con dentiality
  • Home or away - assessing suitability for patient safety during delivery of anaesthetic in a hospital with no ITU facilities
  • Managing pre-existing medical conditions - liaising with the primary care team with regard to chronic diseases
  • Views of anaesthetist

Margaret Anne Heriot, Pre Operative Assessment Nurse and Heather Mackenzie, Pre Operative Assessment Nurse. Western Isles Hospital, Stornoway


Impact of Pharmacist involvement on elective surgical enhanced recovery (ER) pathways in improving patient outcomes

  • Demonstrate the impact pharmacist involvement can have on such pathways with a focus on medicines optimisation from the pre admission stage
  • Dedicated ER pharmacist followed up patients from the time they are listed for surgery to their discharge from hospital
  • Results of a study conducted indicate a signi cant reduction in length of stay and post operative complications with dedicated ER pharmacist review

Neetu Bansal, Lead Enhanced Recovery Surgical Pharmacist, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Developing the delivery of triage pre operative assessment by Health Care Assistants

  • Local and National challenge in the recruitment and retention of skilled Pre Operative assessment nurses - why the need for change in delivery of the Pre Operative assessment service
  • Developing a service that ensures patients are safely assessed by the right person at the right time to enhance patient experience and aid in theatre scheduling/utilisation
  • Risk assessment and implementation of health care assistant triage clinics
  • Enhancement of the role of the health care assistant
  • Outcomes

Fiona Kaye, Clinical Service Manager in Pre Operative Assessment, Calderdale and Hudders eld Foundation Trust


Consequences of implementing a novel web-based Pre Operative Assessment system, ePAQ-PO

  • A novel method of web-based pre-operative assessment has been implemented across two hospital sites
  • Review of the impact of ePAQ-PO on local pre-operative services in the rst 18 months after implementation
  • Exploring how the scheme has been received by staff and patients
  • Looking towards the future, will this system be able to ease pressure on local pre-operative services?

Sarah Taylor, Intercalating Medical Student, Department of Anaesthetics and Sarah Bland, Lead Practitioner Pre Operative Assessment, Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Audit of assessment of current management of surgical patients with diabetes before implementation of ‘NHS Diabetes 2011’ guideline

  • Improving standards of care for people with HbA1c greater than 70mmol/mol undergoing operative or investigative procedures
  • Development of a local pathway working closely with the patient and clinical team
  • Identifying high risk patients with poor glycaemic control / complications of diabetes in advance
  • Results of our audit

Christina Reihill, Pre admission Screening - Lead Nurse Practitioner, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Meeting the requirements of Patient Blood Management in pre operative assessment

  • What is Patient Blood Management?
  • Implementing a preoperative anaemia service
  • Robust management of anticoagulants preoperatively

Kirsten Wheeler, Pre Operative Assessment Service Manager, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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