NELA QI Posters

Over the last few years the NELA Project has sponsored a Trainee Poster Prize at the AAGBI Winter Scientific Meetings and ASGBI International Surgical Congresses. This is for the best poster that uses local hospital NELA data to bring about an improvement in the quality of care.

The members of the Project Team have been very impressed by the posters submitted to date and are thrilled to see NELA data being used on a local level to drive Quality Improvement.

As a result we are happy to share some of the Posters submitted to demonstrate how NELA participants continue to put the patient data to good use.

AAGBI WSM 2020 Posters

View 2020 Abstracts -  NELA trainee shortlisted abstracts.pdf (79 KB)

NELA and critical care: a novel data collection tool to overcome barriers to critical care admission at Wirral University Hospital NHS Trust
W. Bansema and S. Carey
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Improving case ascertainment and patient outcomes through improving our local National Emergency Laparotomy Audit pathway
V. Bennett, B. Ertansel, I. Sharieff, C. Patel and I. Nikolopoulos
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Using local National Emergency Laparotomy Audit data to focus quality improvement in increasing intra-operative consultant presence for high-risk cases
C. Lewis and T. Rope
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

Local quality improvement to increase the number of high-risk emergency laparotomy patients having postoperative critical care
L. Liu and T. Rope
Northwick Park

Is this National Emergency Laparotomy Audit? A National Emergency Laparotomy Audit awareness project
S. Selvarajah and T. Tanqueray
Homerton University Hospital

Learning from deaths: a mortality review of emergency laparotomies at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
N. Williams, S. Churchill, T. Duncan, H. de Berker, S. Allen and M. Coakley
University Hospital of Wales

AAGBI WSM 2019 Posters

NELA as a lever for change: using National Emergency Laparotomy Audit standards to drive improvements in perioperative services for older people
R. de Las Casas, C. Meilak, A. Whittle, J. Partridge, J. Dhesi

Quality improvement project: introducing postoperative continuous rectus sheath blocks for emergency laparotomy-year 1 results. Time to abandon opioid PCA?
H. Findley, C. Gravina, N. Smith, L. Perry, I. Driver

A modern approach to NELA data collection: the use of a mobile application to bring about an improvement in the emergency laparotomy service at Aintree University Hospital
R. Jones, M. Bridge

NELA and pain management
J. Noyes, D. Saunders, A. Blackburn, N. Stephens, E. Flynn

Improving pain management for emergency laparotomy patients
C. Oliver, G. Roberts, M. Coakley

Geriatric review after emergency laparotomy: improving review rates of NELA patients older than 70 years
C. Trainer, S. Mufti, S. Green, T. Tanqueray

How to improve the care of the emergency laparotomy patient: utilising the structured judgement review to enhance learning from deaths at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
J. Wheatley, S. Lovell, I. Sivanandan, L. McMenamin, C. Schofield, K. Varley

AAGBI WSM 2018 Posters

NELA and emergency theatre risk scoring considerably improved by introduction of electronic booking
G. Gladstone, H. Hammerbeck, M. Turnbull, A. Rashid

Resurrecting NELA at Newham: factors in laparotomy care in a district general hospital
M. Shaw

The development of a PPOSSUM risk based landing card improved documentation of predicted preoperative risk in patients undergoing emergency laparotomy
L. Verschueren, M. Oliver, S. Bampoe

Use of patient focus groups in enhancing the emergency laparotomy patient experience
S. Williams, M. Leong, H. Usma, E. Decker, N. Kukreja, S. Hare

AAGBI WSM 2017 Posters

Protective lung ventilation in emergency laparotomy patients
A. Coombs, A. Pickford

Implementation of an emergency laparotomy pathway to improve the quality of care delivery for
the high risk general surgical patients undergoing emergency laparotomy

A. Garland, M. Marsden, L. Zucco, S. Body, E. Stewart-Parker, T. Williams

Cumulative marginal gains to improve the quality of care and reduce mortality of patients
undergoing emergency laparotomy surgery

J. O'Carroll, M. Engleback, L. Campbell, G. Lawton, D. Moult

Peri-operative risk calculation and reduction in NELA patients
P. Tapley, J. McEwan, V. Tucker

Using NELA data to produce sustained improvements in patient outcomes: data analysis and
feedback strategies at Homerton University Hospital

N. Walker, J. Lehman, T. Tanqueray

AAGBI WSM 2016 Posters

 A simple solution to improving risk assessment (pPOSSUM) scoring for laparotomy cases using quality improvement methodology..pdf (170 KB)

 Administering the NELA in the context of a previously successful quality improvement care bundle - the loss of marginal gains..pdf (148 KB)

 Improving outcomes following emergency laparotomy - Assessing the impact of quality improvement measures based on NELA recommendations.pdf (173 KB)

 Management of Sepsis in patients undergoing emergency laparotomy - An audit of local NELA data.pdf (107 KB)

 NELA - Implementation of peri-operative care pathway for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy - An ongoing quality improvement.pdf (201 KB)

 NELA at Homerton Hospital - Creating a new culture in peri-operative care.pdf (139 KB)