South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix

  SWARM

Surveys

Project Title
Outcome
 Penicillin allergy and desensitization in the intensive care unit setting - a survey
Survey analysis ongoing 
 Implementing a Perioperative Penicillin Allergy De-labelling Service (IPPADS)
 Survey analysis ongoing 
Abstract published in Anaesthesia
National poster presentation
Abstract at GAT 2015

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Penicillin allergy and desensitisation in the intensive care unit setting - a survey

Project lead: John Taylor, UHPNT

 https://forms.gle/uSqRnKAc4QVaE4UG9

Most penicillin allergy records are spurious, but detailed investigation of penicillin allergy is not usually possible/reliable in critically unwell patients. However, penicillin desensitization may be helpful to allow penicillin use acutely, although it does not alter the reported allergy. We would like to explore knowledge and familiarity with penicillin desensitization as an option in managing patients in critical care units.

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Implementing a Perioperative Penicillin Allergy De-labelling Service (IPPADS)

Project lead: Neil Roberts, RCHT

https://forms.gle/P7zj7ECz8mBEMbFi9

Part one of IPPADS is a short survey using implementation science to examine factors affecting whether anaesthetists would or would not give penicillin to someone who has had a penicillin allergy removed through a ‘de-labelling process’ administered through pre-assessment clinic. Part two of IPPADS – looking at barriers and enablers towards the implementation of these de-labelling processes across the region – to follow in the next couple of months!