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2018 Research Seminar Series: Identifying Patient Safety Problems in Arterial Surgery

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Heritage Room, Hunter Wing Floor 6, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Rachel Lear, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

2018 Research Seminar Series: Identifying Patient Safety Problems  in Arterial Surgery

Abstract:In the face of the oft-quoted dictum ‘primum non nocere' (do no harm), it is now widely recognised that a significant number of patients come to harm while in hospital. Around half of all adverse events suffered by hospitalised patients are thought to be preventable, and one of the most common sites for adverse events to occur appears to be the operating theatre.

For patients undergoing arterial intervention, risk-factor management and technical expertise are clearly essential to achieve good outcomes. Recent research in vascular surgery has focussed on volume-outcome relationships and the impact of advancements in endovascular intervention. By contrast, there is a relative lack of research examining the extraordinarily complex system in which patient with arterial disease are treated.

Rachael's PhD research aims to develop a broad understanding of system failures occurring in arterial surgery in the NHS, in order to identify patient safety improvement targets. In this presentation, Rachael will share some of the work she has conducted in pursuit of this aim.

 

 

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