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3rd Edition of Global Conference on Surgery and Anesthesia

September 14-15, 2022 | Hybrid Event

September 14 -15, 2022 | Paris, France
GCSA 2021

Emergency General Surgery Operative Notes compliance with RCS guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic

Saeef Ali Haque, Speaker at Surgery Conferences
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Title : Emergency General Surgery Operative Notes compliance with RCS guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic

Abstract:

The main objective of our study was to assess the compliance of surgical operative notes for all emergency surgeries in the department of general surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic, and compare our results against the standard set by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of England guidelines 'Good Surgical Practice' (1). An audit was conducted in our department from January to February 2021 at Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom. We analysed all operative notes, n = 50, written/typed for Emergency procedures during the pandemic, and compared them against RCS England guidelines. There were about 18 sections on the operative note on which we assessed the compliance of the department. Most of the sections had acceptable range of compliance between 97-100% and these were date, name of surgeon, name of assistant, name of procedure, incision, diagnosis, operative findings, complications, any extra procedure, details of tissue removed, details of prosthesis used, closure and signature. 2 of the sections, antibiotic prophylaxis and post-operative care, had moderate compliance between 81-90%. The areas of concern were namely time mentioned, amount of blood loss, name of anaesthetist and DVT prophylaxis, in where the compliance rate was on average about 80%. We presented our findings in the local clinical governance meeting and raised awareness amongst all within the department, as well as set up posters all over the hospital to remind surgeons of all areas that need to be mentioned in a theatre operative note. We recommend that all theatres should have up to date RCS guidelines as posters to remind all regarding standard operative note writing and, in the process, ensure better quality of patient care.

Biography:

Dr. Haque completed his MBBS at Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 2015. He moved to the United Kingdom in 2019 after accepting a job as a senior house officer in the well reputed ‘Academy of Surgery’ programme at Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, London. He has successfully completed his MRCS part -A exams and is also enrolled in a PG Certificate course in Medical Education under the University of Glasgow. He is keen on pursuing a career in surgery and has conducted various audits within his hospital, including a recently published paper in World Journal of Orthopaedics (WJO).

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