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.
To receive notifications as soon as new updates become available, please enter your details in the form below or follow TMLEP’s Twitter or LinkedIn feeds (accessible at the top of the page).
A Clinical Risk Case Study- Tourniquet Injury03 January 2018
Tourniquet use is commonplace in surgery to create a bloodless field and facilitate the procedure. Unfortunately, tourniquet related injuries can sometimes occur ranging from temporary skin abrasions or bruising, through to full thickness burns and skin loss.
A Clinical Risk Case Study – Failure to recognise a Fistula in the Oesophagus30 November 2017
A complaint was raised that there was a failure to recognise a fistula in the patient’s oesophagus, resulting in food particles spilling over into the chest cavity causing the patient’s death.
A Clinical Risk Case Study – Failure to Diagnose and Treat Acute Angle Closure Attack leading on to develop Acute Glaucoma15 November 2017
A 65-year-old woman brought a claim against her Consultant Ophthalmologist for a failure to diagnose and treat acute angle closure attack appropriately, which resulted in progression of the condition to glaucoma that consequently lead to loss of vision in the left eye.
A Clinical Risk Case Study – Complications during a Caesarean Section02 November 2017
A 30-year-old woman who had had a previous caesarean section brought a claim against her Obstetrician & Gynaecologist for damaging her bladder, during her 2nd caesarean section.