Business Wire

To Support European Healthcare Systems Post COVID-19, ImPrOve Experts Call for Improved Perioperative Monitoring to Optimise Patient Safety

Share

The Improving Patient Outcomes (ImPrOve) Think Tank, a group of anaesthetists, surgeons and patient representatives, today launched its European Report to address a serious public health issue – death and serious complication rates in the 30-days after high-risk surgery remain high.i In an effort to improve patient safety and outcomes, the Report calls for better physician training on the latest guidelines, funding for modern digital monitoring, greater use of data from modern technologies in health policies and the right for patients to be involved in dialogue about the management of their procedure.

In Europe, 2.4 million patients undergo high-risk surgery every year.ii,iii Evidence from the UK suggests that 80% of postoperative deaths occur in a 10% sub-population of high-risk patients. If this trend continued at a European level, potentially 192,000 will die in the 30-day period after surgery.i While there are many challenges in high-risk surgery, the most alarming complication for the ImPrOve Think Tank is haemodynamic instability, manifested as drops in blood pressure, and known as IOH.i

During high-risk surgery it is vital that blood continues to flow to organs. IOH is common during surgery under general anaesthesia, occurring in up to 99% of patients.i It has the potential to cause tissue damage in any vital organ, but the heart and kidneys are most affected. Recent studies show associations between IOH and increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) and myocardial injury iv,v– the leading cause of post-operative mortality.

Postsurgical patients with AKI and myocardial injury stay longer in hospital, have higher readmission rates, and cost more to care for.iv The subsequent financial impact of this also has a significant impact on European healthcare systems. However, if haemodynamic instability is effectively monitored and prevented, these serious complications can be avoided, and patient outcomes can be significantly improved.

“Our mission is to work collaboratively with patient representatives, clinicians and policy makers to improve perioperative patient safety and experience with the help of advanced haemodynamic monitoring technologies”, commented Professor Olivier Huet, ImPrOve Chair and Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. “Major gaps still exist in reducing the risk of complications after high-risk surgery across European hospitals, working together is therefore imperative. All stakeholders need to be onboard so that we can create change and address the calls to action.”

By 2050, it is predicted that 1 in 4 people could be over 65.vi With haemodynamic instability reported as high as 83% in more senior patients,vii the ImPrOve Think Tank believe it will be a likely cause of a significant proportion of modifiable postoperative mortality and morbidity in Europe.

“Patients are often unaware of the risks of not receiving innovative digital monitoring technology, so they may not ask for the best perioperative management”, said Ms Luciana Valente, International Relations Manager at SIHA, Italy, and member of the Think Tank. “It is essential that patients are better informed of the key risks associated with their procedure and aware that the use of innovative digital monitoring, and other actions will be taken to mitigate these risks. The more a patient is invested in a procedure, the better the outcomes will be.”

For further information and to download ‘Improving patient safety: why perioperative care and effective monitoring matters” please visit www.improvethinktank.org

References


i Pearse RM, Moreno RP, Bauer P, Pelosi P, Metnitz P, Spies C et al. Mortality after surgery in Europe: a 7-day cohort study. Lancet. 2021; Sep 22;380(9847):1059-65. Available at: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(12)61148-9/fulltext [accessed July 2021].

ii Preoperative Score to Predict Postoperative Mortality – POSPOM Edward’s Presentation

iii Ghaferi, et al. Variation in Hospital Mortality Associated with Inpatient Surgery. N Engl J Med, 2009.

iv Keuffel EL, Rizzo J, Stevens M, Gunnarsson C, Maheshwari K. Hospital costs associated with intraoperative hypotension among non-cardiac surgical patients in the US: a simulation model. J Med Econ. 2019 Jul;22(7):645-651. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13696998.2019.1591147 [accessed July 2021]

v Wesselink EM, Kappen TH, Torn HM, Slooter AJC, van Klei WA. Intraoperative hypotension and the risk of postoperative adverse outcomes: a systematic review. Br J Anaesth. 2018 Oct;121(4):706-721. Available at: https://bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(18)30376-3/fulltext. [accessed July 2021].

vi United Nations. Ageing. 2019. Available at: https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/ageing/ [accessed July 2021]

vii Wickham A, Highton D, Martin D, The Pan London Perioperative Audit and Research Network. Care of elderly patients: a prospective audit of the prevalence of hypotension and the use of BIS intraoperatively in 25 hospitals in London. Perioper Med (Lond). 2016; 5: 12. Available at: (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882849/) [accessed July 2021].

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

Laura McKinlay
Havas SO / ImPrOve secretariat
improve@havasso.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7376 802 980

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire



Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

The Spotlight on Iceland’s Capital City Shines Even Brighter With the Arrival of The Reykjavik EDITION21.10.2021 17:30:00 CEST | Press release

A flourishing culinary hotspot with cool cafés, a rollicking nightlife and an epic music scene, the spotlight is shining brightly on Iceland’s hip capital city and, with typical finesse, the arrival of The Reykjavik EDITION further cements EDITION Hotels' uncanny ability to land in just the right place at the right time. “Reykjavik is a really cool, young city -perfect for our brand,” says Ian Schrager, the visionary pioneer of the boutique hotel concept, PUBLIC and EDITION creator. “We think this is Reykjavik’s time and we’re right here at the very heart of it and at the perfect time.” This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211021005764/en/ The Reykjavik EDITION (Photo: Business Wire) Opening in preview on November 9th, 2021, The Reykjavik EDITION will set a new standard as the city’s first truly luxury hotel experience, combining the best of the Icelandic capital with the personal, intimate and individual experienc

MediaTek Selected to Power Vewd for Automotive Platform21.10.2021 16:41:00 CEST | Press release

Vewd, the leading provider of OTT software solutions, today announced that MediaTek’s Autus I20 (MT2712) chipset was selected as the first reference platform to power Vewd for Automotive, a white-labeled, cloud-managed content aggregation and monetization solution for in-vehicle infotainment equipment providers and car manufacturers. MediaTek’s customer base, streaming ecosystem partnerships, and strong technical capabilities make it the strongest supplier to meet the needs of car manufacturers. Together, Vewd and MediaTek will target Strategy Analytics’ estimated 70 million connected cars on the road by 2025. Vewd for Automotive solves key rear-seat content challenges facing manufacturers through a turnkey solution ready for deployment. For manufacturers, content in the car represents an increasing consumer demand, along with the demand for connectivity that provides additional after-sale branding and revenue opportunities. By partnering with content providers, manufacturers can enabl

Biognosys to Present Major Scientific and Technological Advances at the ASMS 2021 Mass Spectrometry Conference21.10.2021 16:00:00 CEST | Press release

Biognosys, a leading inventor and developer of mass spectrometry-based proteomics solutions, today announced they will be presenting major scientific and technological advances on their proprietary proteomics research services, software, and kits at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Annual Conference from October 31st to November 4th in Philadelphia (USA). Biognosys will present a record number of 3 oral presentations, 10 scientific posters, 2 poster collaborations, 1 workshop panel, and 2 Spectronaut™ breakfast seminars. In addition, their team of scientific experts will be present at booth #224 to answer questions and demo software. Further demo sessions will be offered at the Bruker Daltonics booth #719. Collectively, this presence demonstrates Biognosys’ significant contributions to transforming life science and clinical research with next-generation proteomics, particularly in the areas of plasma proteomics, immunopeptidomics, and proteomics data analysis. Lukas Re

SHV Energy Implements Global Remote LPG Tank Monitoring With Sigfox Netherlands’ 0G Network and Reduces Carbon Emissions21.10.2021 16:00:00 CEST | Press release

SHV Energy and Sigfox are rolling out a global LPG tank level monitoring solution. The implementation has started in France, Belgium and Germany and is already generating lower carbon emissions and improved customer satisfaction. Over the next three years, 50,000 units will be rolled out worldwide. Sigfox’s IoT (Internet of Things) asset monitoring capability enables SHV Energy to reduce the cost of tank level monitoring, while increasing efficiency and productivity. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211021005065/en/ SHV Energy LPG tank (Photo: Sigfox) SHV Energy, a leading global distributor of off-grid energy such as LPG, LNG, biofuels and renewables, with 30 million customers in 25 countries and 16,700 employees, selected to work with Sigfox, a world’s leading IoT communication service provider and 0G network pioneer. SHV Energy set-up a Telemetry Centre of Excellence and used Sigfox’ solutions and partner At

SSZN Selects Newsight's NSI1000 Chip for Its Advanced Industry 4.0 Production Line Sensors21.10.2021 15:50:00 CEST | Press release

Newsight Imaging Ltd., an innovative semiconductor company developing machine vision sensors, spectral vision chips and systems, announces a commercial agreement with SSZN. SSZN is a leader in developing smart industry 4.0 solutions for supporting automated production line supervision. Newsight will provide SSZN with the NSI1000 - its new and advanced sensor chip. The deal follows a successful design-win where SSZN conducted an evaluation using the NSI1000 chip, closely supported by Newsight's engineering teams in Israel and Shenzhen. The first order of 100,000 chips will be supplied in the upcoming months. The NSI1000 CMOS Image sensor chip, launched by Newsight last year, consists of 32 lines of 1024 pixels and it supports multiple modes, such as multi-triangulation for state-of-the-art accuracy and fast operation on production line inspection. The sensor implements Newsight's enhanced Time of Flight (eTOF™) technology for advanced, long-range, and high-resolution 3D depth image capt

Esper and Lenovo Collaborate on Android Device Deployment in Enterprises21.10.2021 15:05:00 CEST | Press release

DevOps for Devices leader Esper and Lenovo™are teaming up to place Esper software on key models of Lenovo Android tablets and other intelligent business devices. This collaboration allows enterprises that manage large fleets of devices to focus on their critical line-of-business applications, leaving the device infrastructure and management tasks to Lenovo and Esper’s joint solution. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211021005372/en/ Lenovo K10 Tablet (Photo: Business Wire) As the fastest-growing tablet maker (YoY) last quarter1, Lenovo’s expertise in smarter device design, engineering and user experiences combines with Esper’s modern, DevOps-powered device infrastructure software that lets organizations of every size and segment (e.g. healthcare, retail, hospitality), easily set up, manage, better secure, and maintain large fleets of devices on their journey to digital transformation. “With proprietary features

Finalist Teams Selected in $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition21.10.2021 15:00:00 CEST | Press release

XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced today that 15 teams from 8 countries are advancing to the finals round of the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition. Sponsored by All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, the Avatar XPRIZE is a four-year global competition focused on the development of an avatar system that will deploy a human’s senses, actions, and presence to a remote location in real time, leading to a more connected world. In the future, avatars could help provide critical care and deploy immediate responses in emergency situations, or offer opportunities for exploration and new ways of collaboration, stretching the boundaries of what is possible and maximizing the impact of skill and knowledge sharing. These avatars must demonstrate the ability to execute tasks across a variety of real-world scenarios and convey a sense of presence for both the operator and the recipient in those inte

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom