Cardiac Output Monitoring Survey (COMS)
This survey was the first project of the RAFT initiative which aims to facilitate collaboration between regional trainee research networks on a national scale.
Cardiac Output Monitors (COMs) are marketed as a means to individualise haemodynamic therapy in the peri-operative period. National pre-requisite Commissioning for QUality and Innovation (CQUIN) payment schemes, NHS Technology Adoption Centre and recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) technology recommendations have been produced to incentivise and drive implementation of this technology.
A range of COMs exist, but it is
unclear which are commonly used in UK anaesthetic practice and what effect
publication of NICE guidance and the national pre-requisite CQUIN scheme has
had on their uptake and implementation.
To conduct a cardiac output monitor survey (COMS) across the 90 acute trusts which form part of RAFT
- Describe the current COM availability
- Determine the effect of CQUIN payment schemes and NICE guidance in driving COM implementation
Preliminary results can be viewed here.
ARS, 21-22nd April 2015
SASWR, Dr James Bickley, 14-15th May 2015
Regional Project Lead
Dr Thomas Clark
Local Trust Project Lead
Dr Thomas Bradley
Dr Geoffrey Wigmore
Dr Fran Smith
Dr Timothy Wilson
Dr Matthew Jenkins
Dr Catherine Dore