South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix

  SWARM

ICU Tracheostomy Project

 

The STAR and SWARM trainee networks have teamed up and designed an ambitious Deanery-wide ICU audit project.


The aim of this project is to collect data in every hospital within our 2 deaneries (from Swindon to Truro) around tracheostomy insertion and care and compare it to the NCEPOD ‘on the right trach’ report.


Data collection will be performed over an approximately 3 month period and will once again demonstrate that trainee-led networks can collect high quality, accurate data over a sustained period.


Tracheostomies are performed regularly but there is little evidence of how we are looking after these patients post insertion. This audit will help assess an important but often overlooked area of ICU care.  All the ICU clinical leads in the region have been emailed about this exciting new project by Richard Innes and Sanjoy Shah and importantly we have the support of the local critical care NIHR Clinical Research Network, via Tim Gould.



Results

 
Hospital
Number of Tracheostomies
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
20
Torbay Hospital, Torquay
2
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter
12
Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
6
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
2
 

Presentations


SODIT, 15th June 2017, Drs Aggie Skorko & Bob Goss

 

Regional Project Lead


Dr Bob Goss, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (SWARM)

Dr Aggie Skorko, Severn Deanery (STAR)

 

Local Trust Project Leads

Hospital
Lead
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
Drs Debbie Webster & Jo Lowe
Torbay Hospital, Torquay 
Dr Alan Eccles
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter
Dr Anna Wamsley
Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
Drs Ruth Creamer & Serena Burgess
North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple
Drs Jemima Onimowo & Katherine Pass
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
Dr Thomas Judd