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Risk Management Masterclass for Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Date: 03/11/2018 9:00 -03/11/2018 17:00 (Read more for further details) Location: London (Read more for further details)
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Risk Management Masterclass for Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Workshop to assist doctors in reducing their exposure to these risks, Medical Protection has developed a one-day Risk Management Masterclass.

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Case report 15/05/2015

Cumulative errors

Cumulative errors

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Mrs G, 34, presented to the delivery suite at 12pm, 38 weeks into her first pregnancy. Her antenatal care had been uneventful apart from measuring slightly “large for dates”. She was found to have a longitudinal lie with a cephalic presentation, and was experiencing three contractions every ten minutes. The midwife examined her and found her to be 2cm dilated with a fully effaced cervix and “intact membranes”.

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Case report 14/09/2014

Transfusion confusion

Transfusion confusion

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Mrs Y, 38, was admitted to hospital under the care of consultant Dr F for treatment of anaemia due to excessive menstrual bleeding. A sample of her blood was taken for grouping and cross-matching, for the purpose of a blood transfusion; a pack of compatible A-positive donor blood was sent to the ward for this purpose.

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Case report 14/09/2014

An unwanted pregnancy

An unwanted pregnancy

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At the clinic, Ms S was seen by Dr F where a full history was taken – Ms S mentioned she had had one miscarriage – before tests were carried out. A pregnancy test proved positive, but an ultrasound scan showed no evidence of a gestation sac. Ms S was treated with mifepristone orally, followed by misoprostol (inserted vaginally) several hours later.

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Factsheet 01/10/2013

HSC complaints procedure – Hospital setting

HSC complaints procedure – Hospital setting

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Complaints in health and social care: standards and guidelines for resolution and learning (2009) aims to provide a simple, consistent approach for staff who handle complaints, and for patients who raise complaints across all health and social care services.

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Case report 14/05/2012

Too much bleeding

Too much bleeding

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Mrs C, a 25-year-old mother of two, had an elective caesarean with her first pregnancy as that baby was breech, and she experienced a failed attempt at a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) with her second pregnancy. Her third pregnancy was uneventful and she was booked in for an elective caesarean section at 39 weeks.

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Case report 01/05/2011

A dosing disaster

A dosing disaster

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Mrs E, a 29-year-old solicitor, who was 35 weeks pregnant, was admitted to hospital for antihypertensive treatment as she had developed pre-eclampsia. She had a history of epilepsy, which was well controlled by treatment with phenytoin and phenobarbitone. She had been prescribed these medications since her teenage years and had decided to continue with them throughout her pregnancy after appropriate advice and counselling.

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Case report 01/09/2010

A recognised complication

A recognised complication

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Mrs F was a 38-year-old secretary who was pregnant for the first time. She had no significant past medical history of note. Her pregnancy had been uneventful, but a glucose tolerance test at 28 weeks confirmed that she had gestational diabetes and was treated appropriately. She went into labour spontaneously at 37 weeks. The first stage of the labour progressed well; however, the second stage of labour was prolonged.

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Case report 01/05/2009

Too late for contraception

Too late for contraception

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Miss C, a 25-year-old bank clerk, attended an appointment with the practice nurse, Nurse B, at her local surgery. Miss C was in a stable relationship and wished to discuss the options available to her for contraception. Miss C’s medical notes revealed that she had tried the combined oral contraceptive in the past, but had experienced side effects and was not good at remembering to take it daily. Recently she had been using barrier contraception alone.

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Case report 01/05/2009

Who decides?

Who decides?

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Mrs F, a 31-year-old part-time shop assistant and mother of two young children, had been suffering from lower abdominal pain for some time. She was referred by her GP to Mr Q, a consultant gynaecologist, following an ultrasound scan that showed a cyst in her left ovary.

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Case report 01/05/2008

Sooner or later

Sooner or later

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Mrs K, a 36-year-old secondary school teacher, was pregnant with her third child. She had no significant past medical history and no known drug allergies. Her two previous pregnancies were uneventful and both were delivered by elective caesarean section.

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Case report 01/09/2006

Ventouse not to blame

Ventouse not to blame

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Obstetrician Dr C was overseeing the labour of Mrs P, a woman in her thirties, who presented to the delivery suite in spontaneous labour at term. Mrs P’s pregnancy had been uneventful, with a normal anomaly scan at 20 weeks.

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Case report 01/11/2005

Ultrasound, antibiotic prophylaxis and endocarditis

Ultrasound, antibiotic prophylaxis and endocarditis

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Mrs N had a complex medical history; in her early twenties she had a splenectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy for treatment of Hodgkin’s disease. This caused ovarian failure and she then developed a pelvic abscess which left her fallopian tubes occluded.

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