Driving Patient Safety Improvements

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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Reducing Risks Associated with Cholecystectomies

A cholecystectomy is a relatively common surgery to remove the gallbladder often as a treatment for symptomatic gallstones. Left untreated, these gallstones can block the flow of bile and can cause problems such as acute cholecystitis or acute pancreatitis. Like with any operation, a cholecystectomy does have risks, in particular,…

Read Article 04 Jan 2022

Managing Hyponatraemia

It is imperative that if hyponatraemia is suspected or diagnosed that clinicians provide appropriate care by arranging appropriate investigations, arranging a referral to an appropriate specialist such as an endocrinologist and/or admitting the patient to hospital for treatment.

Read Article 24 Aug 2021

Total Knee Replacement and its Alternatives

Total Knee Replacements (TKR) are a surgical procedure whereby an artificial joint/prosthesis replaces a damaged knee joint. It is important for all conservative measures to be exhausted before proceeding to this due to the likelihood of postoperative pain.

Read Article 28 Jul 2021

The Significance of Placing a B-Lynch Suture Correctly

A B-Lynch Suture is a form of ‘uterine compression’ suture used in Obstetrics. B-Lynch Sutures are not the most common form of care when faced with a haemorrhaging patient, and in fact, are often only used when a uterus is post-delivery and the uterine atony has not resolved following the…

Read Article 06 Jul 2021

Side Effects of Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine is an antidepressant medicine which is used to treat depression and sometimes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and anxiety. It is used to improve a person’s mood and well-being. It works by restoring the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. This is a prescription-only medication which can come in either tablet…

Read Article 29 Jun 2021