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 sound-alike look-alike drug (SALAD) incidents, learning from radiology claims, a common State indemnity query, the risk of Achilles tendon rupture in patients taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics, and the risk of air embolism associated with removal of Central Venous Access Devices.
In this issue
Focus on medication: SALAD incidents
In this article, Mark McCullagh, Clinical Risk Advisor, spotlights incidents involving sound-alike look-alike drugs (SALADs) and reviews what health and social care services can do to minimise their occurrence.Read article
Learning from radiology claims
In this article, Paula Vernon, Clinical Risk Advisor, and Dr Natasha Coen, Senior Clinical Risk Manager, outline learning from claims occurring in radiology services and present advice to assist frontline staff in mitigating the risk of these claims occurring.Read article
Indemnity Corner: Is a visiting consultant to a hospital covered under the Clinical Indemnity Scheme?
In this edition of Indemnity Corner, Marie Hutton, Clinical Risk Legal Advisor, provides advice to a visiting consultant providing medical services at another hospital.Read article
Fluoroquinolones and the risk of Achilles tendon injury
In this article, Mark McCullagh, Clinical Risk Advisor, examines the risk of tendon injury with the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics and presents the learning from incidents and claims where this complication has occurred.Read article
Air embolism associated with removal of Central Venous Access Devices
In this article, Wayne Meehan, Clinical Risk Advisor, and Dr Natasha Coen, Senior Clinical Risk Manager, discuss the risks of air embolism when removing Central Venous Access Devices, and how those risks may be mitigated.Read article
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.