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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.

GA1

The Importance of Identifying GA1

GA1 is an inherited metabolic disorder resulting from a deficiency of the enzyme glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase and is genetically determined. Diagnosis of GA1 is imperative so as to ensure that a carefully controlled diet is implemented so as to prevent brain damage from occurring.

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CVP Lines

The Risks of Complications Regarding CVP Lines

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, covers the risks of complications regarding Central venous pressure (CVP) lines. CVP lines are used to monitor central venous blood pressure. It is important that the risks and complications of CVP line insertion are explained to the patient to ensure they are correctly consented under Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11.

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spinal fluid drainage

The Complications of Spinal Fluid Drainage in Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, covers the complications of spinal fluid drainage in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Paraplegia is a devastating complication which may occur following surgery on the thoracic aorta. It is a result of interruption of the blood supply to the spinal cord.

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ICU-SEPSIS

Understanding the Neurological Complications of Sepsis

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, explores the understanding behind the neurological complications of Sepsis. Sepsis can lead to a range of complications, most critically it is commonly fatal, particularly if the diagnosis is delayed, or in patients with other significant health problems.

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Spinal Surgery

Spinal Fusion Surgery – Consultations and Informed Consent

This case study, by our lead clinical partner TMLEP, 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.

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Preventing Teenage Death

Preventing Teenage Death due to Misdiagnosed Infection

This is a case, from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, where a teenager presented with clinically significant and ominous features of an underlying infection that required urgent treatment.

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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