AAOMS is conducting a two-year prospective Anesthesia Safety Study via the OMS Quality Outcomes Registry (OMSQOR®). Active and comprehensive project engagement is critical in generating data to support the AAOMS team model of delivering anesthesia safely in the office-based setting.
The purpose of this study is to document and measure the safety of delivering anesthesia services in everyday practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
The research question is: “Among patients being treated in the oral and maxillofacial surgeon’s office, does sedation, when compared to local anesthesia, have similar frequencies of adverse outcomes?”
The specific aims of the project are:
- To enroll a large sample of enthusiastic AAOMS members who will contribute their cases to the study registry.
- To estimate and compare the frequencies of adverse outcomes in patients receiving sedation and those being managed with local anesthesia.
- To document and estimate the frequency of EMS visits or hospitalizations associated with procedures done in the OMS office.
For the surgeon study participants, it is critical to collect information on all cases done in your office setting over the next two years, including all types of anesthesia – local anesthesia, nitrous sedation, moderate sedation (oral or IV) and deep sedation/general anesthesia.
It is critical to complete all data fields. A collection form was created for minimal data entry needs for routine cases. With training and experience, it will take only a few minutes per case to enter the data. Very detailed information is requested for cases that required EMS visits or hospitalization within 48 hours of the procedure.
In past experiences with these types of surveys, it works best if the OMS can identify a champion for the project. The office champion will enter case information on a daily basis. It takes time, a bit of training and commitment to complete these tasks. But it is all for a good cause!
If interested in participating in this study, please sign up using the form below.