Collaborative Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Research in the Severn Deanery
Assessment of TracheOstoMy
Quality Improvement Project
The original Assessment of TracheOstoMy Insertion and Care (ATOMIC) project was a region-wide audit, undertaken in 2017 by STAR in the Severn Deanery, and our colleagues from SWARM in Peninsula.
One of the suggested outcomes from ATOMIC was a region-wide set of Standard Operating Procedures for the insertion and management of tracheostomies in the critical care environment. However, the ATOMIC team now find themselves more than a little busy organising ATOMIC2: they are looking for an enthusiastic trainee with an interest in ICM to take on the important work of implementing the SOPs in the hospitals of our region.
This is an excellent opportunity for a committed trainee to lead a large scale, multi-site Quality Improvement Project, aimed at enhancing the safety of tracheostomy patients in our local hospitals. The role will involve liaising with the regional Critical Care Networks and local Departmental Leads to finalise the standardised SOPs, whilst also recruiting and co-ordinating teams of trainees to deliver ATOM-QuIP in each hospital.
If you are interested in being involved in or leading ATOM-QuIP, please contact STAR for more information.