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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“Interspecialty referral of oesophagogastric and pharyngolaryngeal cancers delays diagnosis and reduces patient survival: A matched case-control study” – A medico-legal perspective01 June 2020
A team of clinicians have studied the incidence and significance of pharyngolaryngeal and oesophagogastric cancer referrals initially presenting within other specilities such as gastroenterology and otolaryngology.
A Clinical Case Study: The importance of following guidelines and using appropriate procedures when inserting a catheter.26 May 2020
Incorrect catheter changes in males and trauma to the urethra/prostate have the potential not only to cause discomfort and bleeding but also serious urinary tract infections which can be very dangerous, particularly to elderly patients.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Avoiding Suicide in Prison Requires Sufficient Support Protocols18 May 2020
Mental health is a complex issue. Suicide is the single most common cause of death in correctional settings. The challenge for suicide prevention is to identify those people who are most vulnerable and intervene effectively.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- The Importance of Wound Management in A&E from Injuries Involving Glass12 May 2020
The way that glass can break can vary upon the type of glass object, and can take on many shapes. It can either break off into cube-like structures, small pebbles, or can splinter into large or small shard-like pieces. Depending upon the mechanism of the injury, small shard-like pieces can puncture the skin and travel into the tissues and cannot always be felt by the patient or practitioner.