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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The Risks of Delaying a Caesarean Section05 February 2019
Labour is a complex and dynamic process, with risks relating to both the mother and baby continuously evolving. Deterioration in the maternal condition can be subtle, hence it is imperative to look at all parameters, including maternal observations, progress in labour and fetal well-being.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Failure to Implement Fall Prevention Measures21 January 2019
Falls in Hospitals are extremely common, especially amongst the elderly. However, these can be easily reduced if the trust has the appropriate measures in place to ensure prevention of falls.
A Clinical Risk Case Study – Failure to Investigate Reduced Fetal Movement and Recognise Slowing Fetal Growth08 November 2018
When a patient reports reduced fetal movements, these reports should be acknowledged and acted upon, with further assessment of fetal wellbeing offered in a timely manner.
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.