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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Spinal Fusion Surgery – Consultations and Informed Consent13 October 2020
This case study highlights that clinicians need to ensure patients are clearly aware of the pros and cons of undergoing surgery and any non-surgical alternatives available. It is imperative that the consultation is well-documented, legible, and truthfully reflects what was discussed before the patient consents to treatment.
Preventing Teenage Death due to Misdiagnosed Infection05 October 2020
This is a case where a teenager presented with clinically significant and ominous features of an underlying infection that required urgent treatment.
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.