Recent studies have highlighted deficiencies in ECT service delivery. This audit was set up to monitor and improve the ECT administered in a large psychiatric service. In the first phase of the audit Information was collected regarding stimulus adjustment in response to brief seizures. This highlighted inconsistencies In clinical practice and an education programme was instigated to correct these deficiencies and to bring practice into line with the Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines. A repeat audit was performed and a marked improvement in the quality of stimulus adjustment was shown.
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