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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Paramedic Awareness: The risk of not adhering to procedures when determining life extinct25 September 2020
As determined by the British Medical Association, a Paramedic has the responsibility to confirm deaths within the community. The Recognition of Life Extinct (ROLE) protocol provides guidance for Paramedics on the holistic aspects of cardiac arrest management.
The Risk of Unrecognised Post-Operative Haematoma22 September 2020
Once post-operative complications are noted, patients should receive appropriate care and regular observation and reassessment.
Reducing the Risk of Litigation When Providing Ultrasound Services Under an SLA or AQP Arrangement14 September 2020
It is vital private ultrasound providers have up-to-date, clear and definitive SLA agreements with GPs, ensuring the risk of litigation is minimised.
The Importance of Rescheduling Cancelled Liver Cancer Screening Appointments08 September 2020
This case relates to a patient’s HCC Surveillance Ultrasound being cancelled and not rescheduled, resulting in a late detection of HCC.