The 3rd West Midlands EmLap Collaborative Event

21 November 2019 Level 6, Canalside at the Cube

This third West Midlands EmLap collaborative event will again provide Keynote presentations, an opportunity to present and review data from across our region, and exploring in teams what we can learn from each other and what we might change next.

We are delighted to announce Mr Stuart Mercer (Consultant Upper GI Surgeon: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust) will deliver a keynote presentation describing their experience of laparoscopic surgery as the primary modality for treating patients requiring operative intervention for an acute abdomen. Other Key notes will cover the importance of accurate ASA grading within the NELA Risk Assessment process, and updates on the Emergency Laparotomy BPT.

Following feedback from colleagues we are developing templates for region-wide ‘generic’ guidance covering:

  1. The diagnosis / exclusion of an acute abdomen,

  2. The management of the acute abdomen once a decision to operate has been made, and

  3. Maximising NELA case ascertainment.

These templates will be the focus of the QI session, where hospital teams can work individually or between hospitals to reflect on the templates and develop / amend them to local circumstances.


Who should Attend?

We are very keen that each hospital comes not only with their Anaesthetic and Surgical consultant NELA leads, but also with general management and clinical colleagues, and trainees who are so pivotal to developing and improving outcomes.

• Surgical and Anaesthetic NELA leads and their trainee leads

• Core members of NELA / EmLap teams from all hospitals performing Emergency Laparotomies in the West Midlands

  • Including representatives from:
    • General Management
    • Theatres
    • Nursing
    • SAU/SAEC
    • ED
    • Radiology
    • Critical Care
    • Elderly Care etc

For further information, and to book your place, please click here