A Clinical Risk Case Study- Negligently Administering Gentamicin
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.
28 Sep 2018
An Increase in Gynaecology Neurological Injury Claims
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.
22 Aug 2018
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Failure to Obtain Adequate Consent for Surgery
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.
20 Jul 2018
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Failure to Adequately Monitor Fetal Heart Rate
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.
31 May 2018
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Failure to Treat a Pressure Ulcer
Pressure ulcers are easily avoidable, however, unfortunately they still arise in a hospital setting, and when they do they can be life threatening.
01 May 2018
A Clinical Risk Case Study- A Lethal Combination of Anticoagulation and Aspirin
This case demonstrates the potentially fatal risks that are associated with unnecessarily taking aspirin in conjunction with anticoagulation medication, especially when considered in the context of invasive surgery.
09 Mar 2018
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Failure to Treat a Hand Injury Appropriately
The Patient attended Accident and Emergency in the early hours of the morning, two days after sustaining an injury to the left hand, suffering cuts to both the index and middle finger.
05 Feb 2018
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Failure to Perform the Consented Procedure
A 40-year-old woman had been suffering from symptoms of mid-cycle pain for some 13 years, therefore her GP subsequently referred her for gynaecology review. On review, she was diagnosed with cysts on both ovaries.
19 Jan 2018
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Tourniquet Injury
Tourniquet use is commonplace in surgery to create a bloodless field and facilitate the procedure. Unfortunately, tourniquet related injuries can sometimes occur ranging from temporary skin abrasions or bruising, through to full thickness burns and skin loss.
03 Jan 2018