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  • Impact Factor: 1.989**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2637-4625
  • DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625
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Major Scope

  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Surgery & Surgical Research
  •  Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery
  •  Hand Surgery
  •  Aesthetic & Cosmetic Surgery
  •  Spine Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery

Abstract

Citation: World J Surg Surg Res. 2018;1(1):1028.DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625.1028

To Calculate the Distance Travelled, Calories Consumed and Duration of Active Walking during a 12 Hours On-call Surgical Shift at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, United Kingdom

Chauhan MN, Rehman SR, Ahmed SE, Bana R, Hamza R and Canelo R

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle, UK

*Correspondance to: Rehman SR 

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Abstract:

Introduction: To calculate Distance travelled, Calories consumed and duration of active walking during 12-hour shift by the members of surgical team On-Call in District General Hospital.
Methods: Prospectively collected the data over 17 days with help of Pedometer. A separate pedometer was allocated to each member of the surgical team On-Call i.e. Consultant, Registrar, SHO and FY-1 (ward cover). Pedometer recordings were recorded prospectively.
Results: Our study showed that on average maximum distance was travelled by SHO On Call which was 8,688.75 steps (7.17 Km) and consumed 421 K calories in 71.2 minutes followed by Registrar which was 8,303.56 steps (6.22 Km) and consumed 365.26 K Calories in 93.87 minutes. Consultants walked minimum distance in average i.e. 6,542.26 steps (4.9 Km) and consumed 287.8 K Calories, in 71.2 minutes. More over maximum distance travelled recorded was by SHO On-Call, which was 11,992 steps (8.99 Km) and consumed 527.6 K Calories in 130 minutes. However Registrar and consultant walked distance of about 11,002 steps (8.25 Km) and 10,998 steps (8.24 Km) respectively; they consumed 484.4 K Calories and 483.9 K Calories respectively in 118 minutes and 123 minutes.
Conclusion: It is evident that being On-Call as Surgical Team is very demanding not only mentally but also physically and specially for the most junior members of the team. It can affect not only the patient’s care but also the doctors’ physical being. Therefore this matter needed further research and investigations.

Keywords:

Walking distance; Energy; Calories

Cite the Article:

Chauhan MN, Rehman SR, Ahmed SE, Bana R, Hamza R, Canelo R. To Calculate the Distance Travelled, Calories Consumed and Duration of Active Walking during a 12 Hours On-call Surgical Shift at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, United Kingdom. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2018; 1: 1028.

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