The Third Patients’ Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA)

13 October 2017

NELA statement by FICM 

The Third Patients’ Report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) has been published today 

http://nela.org.uk/reports

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine fully supports the recommendations of this report to improve the outcome of this group of patients. FICM notes that 78% of patients are already admitted to critical care facilities following laparotomy. Hopefully future expansion of critical care will see an increased use of this facility for patients following laparotomy.

Carl Waldmann     Alison Pittard