• An article evaluating the effect of the Clinical Communique has been published by the BMJ

    An article evaluating the effect of the Clinical Communique has been published by the BMJ

    The primary aim of this study was to explore whether subscribers reported clinical practice changes as a result of reading the CC. It also compared the characteristics of subscribers who self-reported changes to clinical practice with those who did not, and explores subscribers’ perceptions of the educational value of the CC.

  • Background infusions with PCA can be unsafe – but are concurrent oral opioids any safer?

    Background infusions with PCA can be unsafe – but are concurrent oral opioids any safer?

    Following the discussion on patient-controlled-analgesia (PCA) in our June issue of the Clinical Communiqué, we present a supplementary expert commentary with pertinent clinical advice for our readers on the use of oral opioids with PCAs.

  • Clinical Communiqué Volume 4 Issue 3 September 2017

    Clinical Communiqué Volume 4 Issue 3 September 2017

    Welcome to the September edition of the Clinical Communiqué. This edition marks three years and a dozen publications since the launch of our series. Over that time, we have looked at many themes central for improving safe and timely care to patients, including the importance of recognising the deteriorating patient, teamwork and communication, and effective decision-making. Medications represent another area where safety issues such as prescribing practices and modes of medication delivery are critical in many cases of avoidable patient deaths.

  • Clinical Communiqué Volume 5 Issue 1 March 2018

    Clinical Communiqué Volume 5 Issue 1 March 2018

    Welcome to the first edition of the Clinical Communiqué for 2018. Before we look ahead for the year, it is worth recalling the June 2017 Clinical Communique. In that edition, we focussed on the complex issues surrounding the treatment of pain, and the risks associated with prescribing and combining sedative medications.

  • Clinical Communiqué Volume 4 Issue 4 December 2017

    Clinical Communiqué Volume 4 Issue 4 December 2017

    Welcome to the December 2017 edition of the Clinical Communiqué. For the final edition of the year, we have chosen to present a selection of cases that demonstrate some of the important non-clinical aspects of coronial investigations and inquest findings.

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