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- Delay in Diagnosing and Treating Oesophageal Cancer20 March 2019
This case study discusses the vital importance of carrying out appropriate investigations such as a OGD when a Patient is suffering from reoccurring symptoms to rule out any sinister causes such as cancer.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- A Missed Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction in A&E07 March 2019
When a patient presents with chest pain to A&E, it is essential that a detailed history of the pain is taken.
The Risks of Delaying a Caesarean Section05 February 2019
Labour is a complex and dynamic process, with risks relating to both the mother and baby continuously evolving. Deterioration in the maternal condition can be subtle, hence it is imperative to look at all parameters, including maternal observations, progress in labour and foetal well-being.
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Failure to Implement Fall Prevention Measures21 January 2019
Falls in Hospitals are extremely common, especially amongst the elderly. However, these can be easily reduced if the trust has the appropriate measures in place to ensure prevention of falls.