General surgeon, Melfort
Project: Improving patient assessed pain score in all patients undergoing colonoscopy at Melfort Hospital by April 2019
Two-thirds of patients experience some degree of pain during colonoscopy, so Dr. Laosebikan decided to lead a QI project on reducing the assessed pain score to 1/10 for all colonoscopy patients undergoing this procedure at Melfort Hospital. He looked at two ways of addressing this through the use of Propofol and scheduling with the GP anaesthesiologists, and increasing the dosage of midazolam. Results showed approximately 9 out of 10 patients who received Propofol were pain-free compared to 7 of every 10 patients receiving Midazolam.