Welcome to the latest issue of Clinical Risk Insights, brought to you by the Clinical Risk Unit of the State Claims Agency. In this issue you will find articles on nasogastric tube misplacement, catastrophic claims relating to babies in maternity services, the risk of iron staining during IV iron infusion, and preparing for an inquest.
In this issue
Nasogastric tube misplacement - the risks and how to minimise them
Dr Natasha Coen, Senior Clinical Risk Manager, discusses the risks associated with the placement of nasogastric tubes, and how those risks can be mitigated.Read article
Catastrophic claims relating to babies in maternity services
Dr Karen Power, Clinical Risk Researcher, outlines learning from catastrophic claims relating to babies in maternity services and presents advice to assist frontline staff in mitigating the risk of these claims occurring.Read article
Iron staining and IV iron infusions
Sheila King, Clinical Risk Advisor, discusses the potential complication of iron staining from treating iron deficiency anaemia with intravenous iron infusion.Read article
Preparing for an inquest
Marie Hutton, Clinical Risk Legal Advisor and solicitor, describes what is involved in an inquest and provides advice on how to prepare for one if called as a witness.Read article
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Clinical Risk Insights
Clinical Risk Insights is the regular newsletter issued by the Clinical Risk Unit of the State Claims Agency for health and social care workers in Ireland. View past editions of Clinical Risk Insights.