SCATA Members Newsletter April 2019

Dear Colleague

Thanks for your continuing support of SCATA. You can view the web version of this newsletter here.

Annual Scientific Meeting Manchester Science & Industry Museum 13-14th May 2019

10 CPD points have been approved from the RCoA for the 2-day programme. With the meeting just 4 weeks away, delegate numbers are below expectations, with only 10 booked so far. If you are intending to come, or are waiting for study leave approval, can you let me know please ? You can reply to this email. Peter Ashford is the local meeting organiser and I've included some topics from the programme for interest :

  • EmergencyList Theatre Booking System (David Nunn, Norwich)
  • Synopsis iQ Digital Pre-Operative Assessment (Tori Dand, Synopsis Healthcare)
  • Vocera Smartbadge for Clinical Comms (Lori Lynn Wood, RGN, Vocera Comms)
  • Guest Lecture from the STA (Dr Jonathan Wanderer, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center)

Free Paper Submissions :

  • Assessment of Patients’ Satisfaction With Anaesthesia, Marcus Chang, South Tyneside District Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • AnaestheticsApp Logbook, Dr Simon Bluhm, ST6 Anaesthetics, North West Deanery, Manchester

Full programme available on the SCATA Web site.

Open Standards Working Group/SNOMED Anaesthesia Clinical Reference Group

The SNOMED Anaesthesia CRG met in London on the 10th April. May I draw your attention to items 5 and 8 in the minutes :

If you'd like to get involved with this work, please feel free to contact either myself, Andrew Norton or Andrew Marchant. I'll be attending an OpenEHR training event in Edinburgh this week and hope to progress with some work on an OpenEHR template for surgical pre-assessment.

Committee Vacancies

We have a vacancy for a trainee on SCATA's trainee sub-committee. If you know of any trainees with an interest in technology, please encourage him/her to get in touch.

PhD Study - Request for Assistance from Linda Lapp

I received the following email from Linda, who presented a free paper at the 2017 Glasgow SCATA meeting. Please reply directly to Linda ([email protected])

My name is Linda Lapp and I am a PhD researcher in Golden Jubilee National Hospital and at the University of Strathclyde, supervised by Prof Stefan Schraag. As part of my PhD, I am undertaking a contextual inquiry study to find out clinicians' requirements for a predictive clinical support tool for use in critical care after cardiac surgery. I would like to invite you to take part of this study. I have researched and studied various risk stratification systems developed for guiding perioperative management, and found that most currently available perioperative risk stratification tools perform considerably well on a population level, however show weaknesses when predicting outcomes on an individual level. Therefore, during my PhD I intend to develop a clinical decision support tool, which consists of an algorithm predicting severe postoperative complications after cardiac surgery on a real-time basis, using both preoperative and ICU data. The aim of this contextual inquiry is to gain insight on how the currently available risk scoring systems are used by clinicians and what the challenges of using these risk scores are in practice. This helps me to develop a clinical support tool that is useful and desirable. This study will be undertaken by conducting recorded semi-structured interviews with domain experts, such as cardiac anaesthetists and cardiac surgeons. The interviews will last for 40 minutes.

If you are interested in taking part of this study, or have any questions, please contact me via email: [email protected] with your availability for an interview.

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Lapp

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