|Title:||Audit of compliance with updating a Cystic Fibrosis electronic record in a Cystic Fibrosis speciality unit|
|Author(s):||S Toland D Krajewski O Kerr C Gunaratnam|
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|Abstract:||A Cystic Fibrosis Electronic Record (CF ER) has been in use in Beaumont Hospital since 2011. The CF ER contains patient demographics as well as pulmonary function tests (PFTs), laboratory investigations, US abdomen and DEXA results, which must updated manually. It is an efficient way to see all results pertaining to each patient, ensuring annual investigations have been completed, as well as allowing for monitoring trends.|
We compared the data of 140 patients on the CF ER to the most recent investigations these patients had performed in Beaumont Hospital, assessing our compliance with data input.
Parameters assessed were PFTs, diabetic status, US abdomen and DEXA scans
132 (94%) had their most recent PFT results, 50 patients (36%) had their most recent. HbA1c/OGTT results, 111 (79%) had their DEXA results, 66 (47%) had their US abdomen results updated.
The results highlight that the majority of patients had their PFTs inputted however this was not the case for the other investigations. This may represent a reduced focus on the extrapulmonary effects of Cystic Fibrosis. In order to combat this we are providing education sessions to highlight the importance of the multi-systemic effects of CF. We plan to re-audit in 3 months.