|Sunday 1st September 2013|
|Perfusion Downunder Collaboration Data Managers Meeting (working lunch provided) (by invitation only)|
|1600-1615||Welcome – “Perfusion Downunder” 2013|
The Prof Merry Lecture
The Third Man
Welcome Dinnner – Fish n Chips on the beach
|Monday 2nd September 2013|
|Breakfast in Conference Room|
Micro, Meso and Macrosystem. A Useful Framework for Quality Improvement, or just Alphabet Soup?
“Teamwork, Communication, and the Outcomes of Cardiac Surgery.”
BLOOD and VOLUME MANAGEMENT
Effective Management of Bleeding and Blood Loss in Cardiac Surgery
Point of care coagulation monitoring during cardiac surgery
PDUC BLOOD MANAGEMENT
PDUC blood management results: How are they achieved?
Dinner at the Oriental Restaurant
|Tuesday 3rd September 2013|
|Breakfast in Conference Room|
Inflammation and the Brain – Changing Ideas
When to Paddle Upstream – Rare vs. Intermediate Outcomes
Gastrointestinal complications in cardiac surgery
Protecting the lungs during cardiac surgery
What outcome measures should be used in cardiac surgical outcome studies?
Bypass to Suit the Patient
Minimising Prime Volumes – An Anaesthetists Perspective
Minimising Prime Volumes – A Perfusionists Perspective
Balancing the Ions in your fluids.
Myocardial protection – the effect of tailored cardioplegia on long term outcomes
||Session 11:Free Papers
Low state entropy scores on cardiopulmonary bypass and association with mortality and major morbidity.
Comparison of euroscore, euroscore ii and ausscore for isolated coronary artery bypass grafting in new zealand
Real-time continuous pulse oximetry monitoring during normothermic pulsatile perfusion
Does changing the priming fluid of the heart-lung machine have clinical effects?
Influencing change and outcomes
“Formula 1 racing, red dogs and the Green Lane Way”
Farewell Dinnner -Formal Garden
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
You are invited to contribute a paper in any one of the themes outlined below. Abstracts must be submitted no later than the 12th July 2013
Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Grading Committee and may be accepted to any part of the meeting. The Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to assign accepted papers to any of the presentation formats. All presentation formats will form integral elements of the Scientific Program. An author may submit more than one abstract.
Follow the guidelines exactly as abstracts will not be retyped. Abstracts not complying with the guidelines may be withdrawn by the Scientific Program Committee.
Abstracts are invited on all aspects of Perfusion and related topics, research and clinical papers are welcome. The following focus topics may be of special interest:
- Glucose management
- Filtration / emboli
- Circuit reduction / innovation
- Blood /Coagulation management
- Blood pressure management
- Research Methods
- Perfusion methodology and new techniques
Papers will be presented as either free short (10 min) or long papers (15 min), or included as a focus point in a workshop.
In addition topics for inclusion in symposium and workshops are sought from participants at all times.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 12th July 2013
Abstract format instructions:
- See the example below and follow the format exactly. Title, authors and institutions must be included in the document you submit.
- Select arial font type size 10.
- Abstract word limit is 250. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions.
- The complete abstract must be no more than 15cm wide and 12cm in length.
- Use single line spacing.
- TITLE should be in UPPER CASE, bold and at the top of the abstract.
- The name of the presenting author to be indicated by an underlining (Michael McDonald CCP (Aust), Robert A Baker CCP (Aust), Timothy Willcox CCP (Aust)). The authors’ names (Christian Middle initial Surname, highest degree) should be followed by the institution, city, country (Sentence case).
- Abbreviations may be used but must be spelt out in full at the first mention followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
- Please proof read your abstract carefully.
|IMPLEMENTING BENCHMARKING IN PERFUSION PRACTICE: RESULTS OF A MULTICENTRE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE. Robert A Baker*, PhD, CCP (Aust), Richard F Newland*, BSc, CCP (Aust), Carmel Fenton**, Dip Perf, CCP (Aust), ECCP (Europe), Michael McDonald# Dip Perf, CCP (Aust), Timothy W Willcox*** Dip Perf, CCP (Aust) and Alan F Merry## FANZCA,
For the Perfusion Downunder Collaboration.
*Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical Unit, Department of Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, **Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, #Perfusion Services, Cabrini Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, ***Green Lane Perfusion, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, ##Professor and Head of Department of Anaesthesiology, School of Medicine, Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand.
Background: The Perfusion Downunder Collaboration (PDUC) has established a multi-center perfusion focused database with the objectives of measuring and reporting clinical practice, and to facilitate clinical improvement through the introduction of benchmarking of quantitative quality indicators.
Methods: Data were collected using the PDUC database from procedures performed in 8 Australian and New Zealand cardiac centres between March 2007 and February 2012. Benchmarked quality indicator’s (QI) of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) management were: blood glucose ≥ 4 mmol/l and ≤ 10mmol/l; arterial outlet temperature ≤ 37oC; and arterial blood gas pCO2 ≥ 35 and ≤45 mmHg. The incidence of QI in our baseline procedural cohort (2007-2011) was compared with procedures after the introduction of benchmarking.
Results: Seven thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven procedures were evaluated to compare the incidence of QI before and after the introduction of benchmarking. The incidence of the blood glucose QI improved from 67% to 75% of procedures, with a benchmark value of 93.4%. The arterial outlet temperature QI improved from 61% to 75% of procedures with the benchmark of 99.7%; while the arterial pCO2 QI improved from 57 to 60%, with the benchmark value of 83.9%.
Conclusions: Participation in a multi-centre perfusion database that incorporates quantitative quality indicators facilitates clinical improvement through benchmarking.
All abstracts must be submitted electronically.
Email completed abstract (word document) to
Include in your email the presenter’s name, address, and telephone number.
Deadline for receipt of abstracts
12th July 2013
Notification of acceptance
19th July 2013
All presenters are required to pay their own registration, accommodation and travel expenses.