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Post operative complications rate for routine neutering

The practice standards scheme suggests the level of ‘complications’ in routine surgery as a suitable subject for clinical audit.

So you have measured your current level of achievement and you are going to use the audit cycle to make improvement.

Would it not be helpful if you new how other practices were doing? Well now you can! Just follow these simple instructions…..

Send in the data from your practice on one of Vet Audits spreadsheets and we will send you back your results along with the values achieved by all the practices who have submitted data date.

The data we have collected to date has allowed us to set ‘benchmarks’ in the following areas for canine and feline speys and castrates:

Lost to follow-up’s (where a follow up was intended)
No reported complications.
Complications not requiring any intervention.
Complications requiring only medical intervention.
Complications requiring surgical intervention.
Complications resulting in the death of the patient.
Click above to open the spreadsheet, and then save it on your computer somewhere where you can find it again. Enter the information, and when you’re done, send the completed submission using the form on the homepage. Please put a reference to your practice in the {practice ref} of the file name. All data from submissions is handled anonymously

The vet audit group would like to thank all practices that have submitted data to date. Without their participation benchmarking would not be possible.

If you require any further assistance with submitting data or you have any concerns or comments on this subject please mail info@vetaudit.rcvsk.co.uk

Complication rate in routine speys and castrates in canine and feline patients:

Instructions

All you need to do is identify the animals in your practice that have had a routine spey or castrate in a set period of time (we would suggest a minimum of 30 cases however the more you submit the better).

Exceptions: Animals, where it is known at the onset, that follow-up will be lost should be excluded from the submission. E.g. ‘ferals’ that are released and so re-examination is not practicable.

Using the spread sheet supplied for each case identify:

•  The date of surgery

•  The procedure

•  The grouping

Download Spreadsheet

Click to open the spreadsheet, and then save it on your computer somewhere where you can find it again. Enter the information, and when you’re done, submit the completed submission form using the form on our homepage. Please put a reference to your practice in the {practice ref} of the file name.

Date – Note the date of surgery

Procedure – Note whether it was a spey or castrate to a dog or a cat

Grouping – Select the appropriate group from the list:

  • Group 0: Lost to follow-up (when follow-up was expected).
  • Group 1: No complication reported.
  • Group 2: Complications noted but no treatment required.
  • Group 3: Complications noted but only medical treatment was required.
  • Group 4: Complications noted and surgical treatment was required.
  • Group 5: The animal died.

Note: All data from submissions is handled anonymously, however the submission form contains a reference in the event of any anomaly in the data and the need to contact the submitting practice for clarification.

The vet audit group would like to thank all practices that have submitted data. Without their participation standards setting would not be possible.

If you require any further assistance with submitting data or you have any concerns or comments on this subject please the contact form by clicking here

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