Helping to improve clinical risk, reduce litigation risk and improve healthcare standards.

Helping Manage Clinical Risk, Reduce Litigation Risk and Improve Healthcare Standards

Our latest clinical risk alerts are based on advanced claims intelligence provided by our Lead Clinical Partner, TMLEP. These are provided to all our policyholders to help keep clinical practice reactive to emerging clinical risk trends, ensuring we can help create a safer clinical world. Please feel free to browse a selection of our recent alerts below.

Burr Hole Evacuation Procedures

The Importance of Correct Positioning of Drains during Burr Hole Evacuation Procedures

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, explores the importance of correct positioning of drains during burr hole evacuation procedures. Burr Hole Evacuation is a common procedure to treat chronic subdural haematoma.

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Diagnosing Osteomyelitis

The Importance of Diagnosing Osteomyelitis Early

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, explores the importance of diagnosing Osteomyelitis early. Osteomyelitis (OM) is an infection of bone. Symptoms may include pain in a specific bone with overlying redness, fever, and weakness. The long bones of the arms and legs are most commonly involved in children, while the feet, spine, and hips are most commonly involved in adults.

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Hypoxic Ischemic Events

The Importance of Detecting Hypoxic Ischemic Events During Open Heart Surgery

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, explores the the importance of detecting Hypoxic Ischemic Events during Open Heart Surgery. Hypoxic Ischemic Events (HIE) can have a significant effect on the body. The best way to prevent a HIE by maintain adequate oxygenation and blood pressure both before and after surgery.

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CT Scans

Identifying abnormal lesions in CT Scans

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, covers identifying abnormal lesions in CT Scans. Abnormalities can be very difficult to pick up on in x-ray or CT imaging. One of these abnormalities are mixed lytic and sclerotic lesions. Lytic is the destruction of the normal cortex and trabecular bone appearance with a reduction in bone density whereas sclerotic is an increased bone density.

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Cervical Myelopathy and Sciatica

The Importance of Distinguishing Between the Symptoms of Cervical Myelopathy and Sciatica

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, covers the importance of distinguishing between the symptoms of Cervical Myelopathy and Sciatica. Cervical myelopathy is compression on the cervical spinal cord and can cause a variety of signs and symptoms which are typically attributed to other conditions.

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The Importance of Acting on Abnormal ECG Results in Relation to Cardiac Infarction

Cardiac Infarction is injury of the heart muscle caused by a lack of blood supply. Abnormal ECG findings should be acted on, leading to further investigations, such as baseline tests and referral to the appropriate medical expert, so as to prevent some of the potential long-term consequences of Cardiac Infarction.

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Mr Charles Willis-Owen BM BCh MA (Hons Oxon) MFSEM (UK) FRCS (Tr & Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Enhancing Risk Management for Policyholders

By offering policyholders complimentary access to the very latest healthcare analytics updates from TMLEP, policyholders are kept up to date with access to clinical risk alerts that may impact their practice. As a THEMIS policyholder, this keeps clinical practice responsive to emerging trends that could lead to claims.

Mr Charles Willis-Owen BM BCh MA (Hons Oxon) MFSEM (UK) FRCS (Tr & Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Bournemouth Hospital