15477 - Tranexamic Acid PGD

How much Tranexamic Acid is procured, used and wasted in a given procurement interval (your chose). 
 
The % of your paramedics who had signed the TXA PGD at 3, 12, 18 and 23 and 36 months of the last PGD issued. This can be very broad brush (e.g 70% 85% 95% 97%) An alternative is to give us the % 3 months after the PGD was issued and 3 months after it lapsed.
 
The proportion or number of 999 calls that use TXA and an estimate of how many might end in death if medicine is delayed by 30 minutes.

If one of your paramedics has not signed the PGD, would the typical response by them, when encountering the need for TXA use, be to call out another paramedic to scene? Can you estimate how frequently this may happen? 
 
Would your trust see a significant saving by having to do 5 fewer PGDs? How much saving?
  • Reference:
    15477
  • Response:
    How much Tranexamic Acid is procured, used and wasted in a given procurement interval (your chose).
    The Trust does not hold this information, and therefore we are unable to respond to this part of your request.
    The % of your paramedics who had signed the TXA PGD at 3, 12, 18 and 23 and 36 months of the last PGD issued. This can be very broad brush (e.g 70% 85% 95% 97%) An alternative is to give us the % 3 months after the PGD was issued and 3 months after it lapsed.
    The Trust does not hold this information, and therefore we are unable to respond to this part of your request.
    The proportion or number of 999 calls that use TXA and an estimate of how many might end in death if medicine is delayed by 30 minutes.
    To locate and collate this information we would need to review all PCRs. The Trust has calculated that this would take over the 18 hour limit as laid down in the Freedom of Information Act. Therefore we are applying exemption s.12 to this part of your request
    If one of your paramedics has not signed the PGD, would the typical response by them, when encountering the need for TXA use, be to call out another paramedic to scene? Can you estimate how frequently this may happen?
    The only way we would be able to determine this is to search through all the records on our Computer Aided Dispatch system where a back up was requested and then locate the PCRs to find out whether a TXA was administered. The Trust has calculated that this would take over the 18 hour limit laid down by the Freedom of Information Act, and therefore we are applying exemption s.12 to this part of your request.
    Would your trust see a significant saving by having to do 5 fewer PGDs? How much saving?
    The Trust does not hold this information, and therefore we are unable to respond to this part of your request.
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    Trust wide
  • Category:
    Clinical
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