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- Negligently Administering Gentamicin28 September 2018
Gentamicin is nephrotoxic which means it can cause damage to the kidneys therefore, it must only be prescribed when clinically justifiable to do so and at the recommended dose.
An Increase in Gynaecology Neurological Injury Claims22 August 2018
TMLEP has identified a growing increase in the number of claims being brought against Consultant Gynecologists in relation to femoral nerve injuries sustained as a result of abdominal hysterectomies.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Failure to Obtain Adequate Consent for Surgery20 July 2018
Although surgery itself can be unsuccessful through no fault of the Surgeon, if the Surgeon does not discuss the risks and potential adverse outcomes (such as the meniscal repair failing and the possible need for further chondral surgery), the clinician and healthcare provider leave themselves vulnerable to litigation.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Failure to Adequately Monitor Fetal Heart Rate31 May 2018
It is imperative that decision making during labour is fully informed, and that all aspects of both maternal and fetal wellbeing are taken into consideration.