PERIOP 2019  • 17–19 October 2019 • Hamilton

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Owen Ashwell

Biography

Owen is the Senior Specialist Advisor for the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee and works part-time on the Safe Surgery NZ programme. Previously he has worked as a registered nurse, clinical nurse educator and charge nurse of PACU at Wellington hospital, as well as varied nursing roles overseas.  

Presentation Topic

Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) 2019 report findings

Reports have shown that Māori often experience worse surgical outcomes than non-Māori in New Zealand. This presentation will give an overview on the upcoming report from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee which is looking at Māori experiences and health outcomes relating to emergency laparotomy. 

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