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 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.
The Importance of Lumbar Surgery Follow-Up05 January 2021
Lumbar Surgery is surgery to the lumbar spine and adjacent levels including T12 and S1. Due to the extensive number of risks associated with such a significant procedure, it is important that appropriate follow-up is provided to a patient who undertakes this.
Importance of Initiating the Sepsis Six29 December 2020
In order to diagnose Septicaemia, the patient will require a full history and examination including blood tests to look for signs of infection, as well as an examination of urea and electrolytes to look at kidney function.
The Importance of Correct Positioning of Drains during Burr Hole Evacuation Procedures22 December 2020
Burr Hole Evacuation is a common procedure to treat chronic subdural haematoma.