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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A Clinical Risk Case Study- Preventing Phlebitis Through Correct Cannula Monitoring05 December 2019
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.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- The Importance of Undertaking Emergency Scans in Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome27 November 2019
In summary, this case surrounds the delay in undertaking an MRI scan in a patient with red flag signs of cauda equina syndrome.
A Clinical Risk Case Study-Inadequate Consent for Circumcision Procedure12 July 2019
This Clinical Case Study discusses the importance of discussing the risks associated with a procedure between the patient and Clinician as part of the consent process.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- The Importance of Adequately Assessing Risk of Venous-Thromboembolism Prior to Surgery06 June 2019
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.