Dr Alex Chapman is a Respiratory and General Medical Consultant who came to Waitemata DHB from the UK in 2010
Alex’s focus is on General Respiratory medicine with a focus on Acute inpatient medical care and intervention.
He has implemented a number of initiatives including oxygen prescribing to target via electronic prescribing and leading up the “O2 the fix” national campaign; a tool to implementing the TSANZ Oxygen guideline. He brings his experience from similar work on implementing the BTS oxygen guideline in the UK in his early career.
Alex introduced the use EBUS at North Shore Hospital and bedside US for thoracic intervention into the hospital and standardised the equipment, training and standards within his DHB. He is an enthusiastic and passionate teacher enjoys his work for Auckland University.
He enjoys collaboration with other departments including ED and ITU on projects from inpatient NIV and creation of the WDHB Asthma Care Bundle.
Other interest include Cycle coaching and Sports Physiology. Outside of the hospital he advises Cycling New Zealand on any Respiratory related disorders in Professional Athletes.
Oxygen, Worse Than You Thought?
Over oxygenation has been a focus of contention in hospital treatment of patients causing hot debate and high emotion between departments including anaesthetics, Intensivise care, Emergency Medicine and Respiratory as long as I can remember in my medical career. This ‘life giving” treatment has been utilised without evidence since 1885
As we appreciate more about its toxic effects of excess through originally basic science and more recently clinical studies are we reaching a point where we are coming to some agreement around its delivery for all patients and not just the section of the population we treat within our own services?
Alex will present the latest Meta-analysis of RCT comparing liberal vs conservative oxygen therapy in all hospitalised patients, outline the evidenced based national guidance and furthermore exemplify a practical tool to implement safe oxygen delivery in hospital.
#O2 the Fix