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 Importance of Erring on The Side of Caution When Interpreting Borderline Squamous or Inadequate Smear Tests21 April 2020
TMLEP would like to highlight the importance of correctly reporting inadequate and therefore inconclusive smear test results.
Lisfranc Injury of the Foot: A Commonly Missed Diagnosis14 April 2020
Lisfranc injuries are uncommon and can be difficult to diagnose which can put patients at risk of unnecessary harm and clinicians at risk for potential claims. This guidance is designed to help improve patient safety, reduce the possibility of misdiagnosis, and the risk of potential litigation.
Diagnosing Children with Appendicitis06 April 2020
TMLEP would like to emphasise clinicians need to have a lower threshold for further investigation/admission to hospital for possible appendicitis in children.
A Delay in Diagnosing a Rotator Cuff Injury30 March 2020
Soft tissue injuries can be severe and can have greater implications for future function, if neglected, than many fractures which would be routinely referred for specialist orthopaedic assessment.