TMLEP Clinical Updates
TMLEP’s Clinical Updates are provided in order to raise awareness of clinical risk issues and to reduce incidence recurrence and improve patient safety. Facts have been anonymised to maintain data confidentiality, however learning points remain applicable.
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A Clinical Risk Case Study- Delay in Diagnosis of Acute Pyelonephritis16 January 2020
TMLEP would like to highlight the importance of diagnosing acute pyelonephritis in a timely manner and undertaking ultrasound imaging in cases of complicated UTI, to facilitate swift and timely treatment to provide the patient with the best chance of optimal outcome.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- The Importance of Early Diagnosis and Management of Ectopic Pregnancies08 January 2020
TMLEP would like to highlight the importance of GPs entertaining the possibility of ectopic pregnancies in all sexually active females of reproductive age presenting with the protean symptoms and signs which can result from an ectopic pregnancy.
A Clinical Risk Case Study - Misdiagnosis of Brain Haemorrhage18 December 2019
TMLEP would like to highlight the importance of being aware of the possibility of brain haemorrhage as a differential diagnosis in patients who present with severe headaches and vomiting without clear cause and stress the necessity of investigating this in a timely manner to increase the chance of optimal outcome for the patient.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Necessity of Neuroimaging upon Diagnosing Epilepsy12 December 2019
Imaging should be performed so as to identify any abnormalities that may be present in the brain that could be the cause of epilepsy, and potentially affect the treatment plan for the patient’s condition.