A Clinical Risk Case Study- Necessity of Neuroimaging upon Diagnosing Epilepsy
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.
12 Dec 2019
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Preventing Phlebitis Through Correct Cannula Monitoring
It is the role of the nurse looking after the patient to ensure that the patency of the cannula is maintained by following local policy and best practice guidance.
05 Dec 2019
A Clinical Risk Case Study- The Importance of Undertaking Emergency Scans in Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome
In summary, this case surrounds the delay in undertaking an MRI scan in a patient with red flag signs of cauda equina syndrome.
27 Nov 2019
A Clinical Risk Case Study- The Importance of Adequately Assessing Risk of Venous-Thromboembolism Prior to Surgery
This Clinical Case Study highlights the necessity of performing a VTE risk assessment on all patients who are admitted to hospital. Discussing the vital importance of providing the recommended thromboprophylaxis post-operatively and upon discharge, to minimise the risks of patients developing DVT or pulmonary embolism after undergoing surgery.
06 Jun 2019
A Clinical Risk Case Study- A Heightened Risk of Spinal Injuries in Elderly Patients
This case study discusses the vital importance of identifying the particular risk factors that put elderly patients at a heightened risk of suffering spinal injuries.
03 Apr 2019
A Clinical Risk Case Study- A Missed Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction in A&E
When a patient presents with chest pain to A&E, it is essential that a detailed history of the pain is taken.
07 Mar 2019
The Risks of Delaying a Caesarean Section
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 foetal well-being.
05 Feb 2019
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Failure to Implement Fall Prevention Measures
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.
21 Jan 2019
A Clinical Risk Case Study – Failure to Investigate Reduced Foetal Movement and Recognise Slowing Foetal Growth
When a patient reports reduced foetal movements, these reports should be acknowledged and acted upon, with further assessment of foetal wellbeing offered in a timely manner.
08 Nov 2018