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- 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.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Preventing Teenage Death due to Misdiagnosed Infection17 May 2019
This is a case where a teenager presented with clinically significant and ominous features of an underlying infection that required urgent treatment.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- The Importance of Wound Management in A&E from Injuries Involving Glass30 April 2019
The way that glass can break can vary upon the type of glass object, and can take on many shapes. It can either break off into cube-like structures, small pebbles, or can splinter into large or small shard-like pieces. Depending upon the mechanism of the injury, small shard-like pieces can puncture the skin and travel into the tissues and cannot always be felt by the patient or practitioner.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- A Heightened Risk of Spinal Injuries in Elderly Patients03 April 2019
This case study discusses the vital importance of identifying the particular risk factors that put elderly patients at a heightened risk of suffering spinal injuries.