Presentation on theme: "The Introduction of Standardised Guidelines for Talc Pleurodesis The Cardiothoracic Unit Claire Badger (ANP) and Mr J Asante-Siaw."— Presentation transcript:
The Introduction of Standardised Guidelines for Talc Pleurodesis The Cardiothoracic Unit Claire Badger (ANP) and Mr J Asante-Siaw
Talc Pleurodesis a)Direct visualisation b) CT Scan c) PET Scan
INTRODUCTION ●Procedure has been traditionally undertaken by doctors, but is a role that can be carried out by Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) with appropriate training ●Considerable practice inconsistencies with the technique of the procedure, and timing of chest drain removal
OBJECTIVES ●Evidence-based protocol for the procedure to ensure consistency of practice by doctors and nurses ●High quality, timely, safe, effective care for all patients
The Protocol ●Discussion with ward Pharmacist and Consultant Thoracic Surgeon ●Literature search ●Presentation of protocol at QIPP’s (Quality Innovation Productivity Prevention) ●Production of DOPS (Direct Observation Procedural Skills) assessment form
DOPS ● Simple structured checklist ● Commonly used for medical trainees ● Practical skills essential to provision of good clinical care
DOPS Assessment Criteria ● Indications ● Anatomy ● Consent ● Technique, prep & post procedure care ● Asepsis ● Communication ● Professionalism
Timing of Drain Removal after Talc Pleurodesis ● n=22 ● Identified from pharmacy records 01/01/09 - 31/12/10 ● Retrospective review of CXR’s,discharge summaries and histology reports ● Effusion n=16 Pneumothorax n=6
Talc Pleurodesis performed for Pleural Effusion Pleural Effusion n=16 Malignant n=15 No Success n=1 Success n=14 Non- Malignant n=1 Success n=1
Talc Pleurodesis for Pneumothorax Pneumothorax n=6 Success n=5 No Success n=1
CONCLUSION ●Talc Pleurodesis is a procedure which can be competently and safely performed by appropriately trained ANP’s. - Audit patient satisfaction ●Evidence based protocol ●Guidelines disseminated for use Trust wide ●Apply similar process to other procedures as roles develop
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● Munday H, Rintoul R, Laroche, C, Buttery R, Hunter C and Lau-Walker, M (2007) Talc Pleurodesis:Doctor Versus Nurse Led Procedure. A Prospective, Randomised, Non- Inferiority, Multi-Centre Pilot Study J International Assoc Study Lung Canc 57(1):16. ● Nursing Practice Guidelines (2005) Guidelines for Pleurodesis via a Chest Drain Nottingham City Hospital/Queens Medical Centre/Rushcliffe PCT p1-6. ● Pharmacy Department and Respiratory Unit (2009) Protocol for Pleurodesis with Sterile Talc Lothian University Hospitals Division. ● Roberts M, Ali N, Neville E and Antunes G (2009) British Thoracic Society Guideline for the Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions British Thoracic Society 5 th August:1-44.
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Acknowledgements Mr Mohammed Hawari Cardiothoracic Registrar for his help with this project