This month we shall be concentrating on Hospital Acquired Infections and how easily they can develop within patients in the hospital environment.Details
This month we are looking at Pressure Sores, should they happen and what can happen if they are not properly managed. Pressure sores can be very serious and are generally most common in elderly people and those people who, for whatever reason, are bed or wheelchair bound. Pressure sores develop as a result of consistent pressure on certain areas of the bodyDetails
This month we are looking at errors that can occur during surgery.A surgical error can occur at any time before, during or after surgery. The errors can range from an operation not being carried out correctly or appropriately, to the patient suffering a post-operative infection. The majority of the time, these errors are not seen or identified until they cause complication and, as a result, patients may be left with life changing symptoms.Details
This month we are looking at Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
Diabetic foot ulcers are a complication of diabetes mellitus. People with diabetes are more prone to foot ulcers because of fluctuating blood sugar levels. This means that the skin may not properly heal itself due to nerve damage, circulation problems or abnormalities in the bones or muscles of the feet.Details
This month we are concentrating on the development of sepsis and its effects.
Sepsis is a condition that stems from the body’s inability to deal with an infection. It occurs when the body is attempting to fight off harmful microorganisms in the blood or tissues but damages itself in the process. Sepsis is a fast acting condition and swift medical treatment is required.Details
This month, we shall concentrate on the causes and symptoms of Cerebral Palsy.
Cerebral Palsy is a condition that relates to reduced muscle coordination. It is caused by traumatic injury to the brain whilst it is still developing. This includes the parts of the brain that are responsible for motor control, coordination and balance. The most common cause of brain trauma in a baby is oxygen deprivation but can also be caused by, amongst other things, physical injury and meningitis.Details
This article shall be concentrating on injuries to mother and/or baby during birth. Unfortunately not all births go to plan. Babies can sometimes suffer trauma either to the brain, due to oxygen deprivation, or physical trauma, due to misuse of ‘tools’ used during assisted deliveries, e.g. forceps, ventouse and so on. Experts suggest that even…Details
This month we shall be looking at Gender Affirmation claims. The term Gender Affirmation is used to describe the social recognition and support for someone’s change in identity. These types of cases involve life changing operations with life changing consequences should anything go wrong leading up to or during the procedures involved. This is why…Details
This month we are looking at the consequences initiated by the delay in treatment and diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES). CES is a serious neurological condition which causes the loss of function of the nerve roots of the spine. Pain arises in the back and gradually worsens before causing numerous other health problems. There…Details
This month we are looking at the failure to diagnose cancer and the failure to refer patients who display recurring symptoms. The consequences of the delay in cancer diagnosis vary in severity. This depends on how long the delay has been and how long the cancer has been present. Nevertheless even the shortest of delays can…Details
This month we look at Mesh Implants and the possible complications that can arise when they are used for treatment. A mesh implant is a surgical device used to treat a variety of injuries such as vaginal and bladder prolapse as well as hernia repairs. Whilst this can sometimes be effective at preventing future hernia’s…Details