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TMLEP’s Patient Safety Reports and Clinical Learning Updates provide healthcare providers with intelligence and recommendations (derived from analysis of TMLEP’s healthcare data) to directly improve healthcare standards and patient safety.

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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 Post-Seizure Observations in Children

A study by TMLEP shows that in these instances when a child is presenting with prolonged headaches, vomiting, and dizziness, a CT scan should be considered. It is important to consider that a CT scan can not only diagnose, but also rule out differential diagnoses such as tumours or other…

Read Article 13 Apr 2021

The Importance of Pre-operative Counselling of a STARR Procedure

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.

Read Article 26 Jan 2021

The Management of Extravasation of Chemotherapy Agents

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…

Read Article 12 Jan 2021

The Importance of Lumbar Surgery Follow-Up

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.

Read Article 05 Jan 2021