South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix



Now published in the Journal of the Intensive Care! 

"In the United Kingdom (UK), 600 deaths per annum are attributable to drowning. Despite this there is scarce critical care data on drowning patients globally. We describe drowning cases admitted to critical care units with a focus on functional outcomes."

One of the joint winners of the Hive of Ideas 2020, Dr Adam Brayne introduces his DROWN ICU project: 

DROWN ICU is a multi-centre retrospective project which seeks to better understand the drowning problem in the UK. Using the SWARM network we currently are collecting data at six ICUs across the region. Through doing this we hope to describe the caseload, demographics and key pre hospital and in hospital variables for drowning patients. This has not been done in the UK before. We are using an internationally recognised reporting tool to perform this, to make our research as impactful as possible. We aim to produce a surveillance report in 2021 and there is lots of scope for further work in the pipeline.

DROWN trainee leads:

    • North Devon - Adam Brayne
    • RD&E - Catherine Chatfield-Ball
    • UHPNT - Adrienne Lee
    • RCHT - Will Jones
    • Torbay - Matt Ball
    • Taunton - Duncan Kaye