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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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.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Failure to Treat a Pressure Ulcer01 May 2018
Pressure ulcers are easily avoidable, however, unfortunately they still arise in a hospital setting, and when they do they can be life threatening.