NELA Quality Improvement Workshop

2 November 2017 Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6TB

The NELA (National Emergency Laparotomy Audit) Project team are pleased to announce a West Midlands regional QI Workshop that will be taking place in November 2017.  

The workshop is aimed at all the multidisciplinary team involved in the emergency surgery pathway, and will look at how to improve care for emergency laparotomy patients, using quality improvement principles and data available to all trusts through the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit.

A member of the NELA Project Team will be present at each workshop.

Sites are encouraged to bring members of the team who work together on a pathway. It is suitable for surgeons, anaesthetists, intensive care staff and those with a role in peri-operative improvement/governance.

 Learning outcomes:

  • To provide information on the challenges of caring for emergency laparotomy patients, and describe the NELA standards of care
  • To discuss local challenges in emergency laparotomy care and provide improvement ideas based on team discussions and by highlighting best practice elsewhere
  • To demonstrate the role of NELA data in improving care for emergency laparotomy patients and teach delegates to extract and analyse their own data in real time
  • To use QI principles to guide improvement planning for emergency laparotomy care that delegates can take back to their trust for implementation

Details of the West Midlands workshop can be found below:

Venue: Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6TB

Date: Thursday 2 November

Time: 10:00am – 16:00pm

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