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QEII Research Symposium highlights patient-focused research emerging from the hospital

24 May 2023

The QEII Research Symposium has, once again, demonstrated the appetite for research at the hospital, highlighting research projects with the aim to better patient experience.

Intensive Care Principal House Officer, Dr Melvyn Yee, is just one of the researcher’s using quality of care as the basis of his research project.

“The aim of this project was to undertake a retrospective audit and investigate compliance rates for Acute Resuscitation Plan (ARP) completion before undertaking surgical vs non-surgical management of Neck of Femur (NOF) Fractures. 

“We know many patients who suffer from a NOF usually have a list of comorbidities that would predispose them to a high risk of deterioration. 

“An ARP helps to guide management in accordance with the patient’s wishes, and helps clinicians provide better quality care,” said Dr Yee. 

The study reviewed Radiologically confirmed QEII NOF patients during the six months from September 2021 to February 2022.

“To help improve compliance rates of ARP completion, we would suggest the addition of ARP completion as part of the NOF direct admission pathway.

“Ensuring the most senior medical officer completes a patients ARP at the earliest and most appropriate opportunity will assist clinicians and patients from admission to recovery,” he said.

The QEII Research Symposium was held 17 May 2023.

Last updated 26 May 2023
Last reviewed 24 May 2023

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