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 Series: COVID-19 and its Impact on the NHS – GPs23 February 2021
Our Partner, THEMIS, has analysed specific COVID-19 cases and interviewed practising GP’s to determine what the emerging litigation risks are arising from COVID-19, in order to explore whether there is a way to prevent these from developing.
Preventing Missed Prescriptions on Admission to a Mental Health Ward10 February 2021
This article discusses the importance of making sure patients admitted to a mental health unit have access to their usual medication for any other physical conditions.
The Importance of Pre-operative Counselling of a STARR Procedure26 January 2021
A STARR procedure is a stapled trans-anal resection of the rectum which is performed in patients with symptoms of obstructed defecation syndrome associated with internal rectal prolapse or rectocele. Prior to surgery, conservative measures should be instituted and a proctogram should be undertaken to confirm internal prolapse.
The Management of Extravasation of Chemotherapy Agents12 January 2021
Extravasation is the leakage of fluids from a vein into the surrounding tissues and is a recognised complication of insertion of a cannula. Chemotherapy agents are cytotoxic in that they have anti-cancer activity, but also have the potential to cause tissue destruction if they extravasate into surrounding tissues when being administered.