In our first issue for 2016, we look at three cases where deaths occurred as a result of complications arising from day procedures. None of the cases were urgent and in two cases the procedures were sought by the patients for cosmetic benefits and perceived lifestyle enhancement.
The two cases in this issue explore the challenging scenarios of managing a deteriorating patient in a rural or regional setting, and the obstacles that are faced when attempting to transfer a critically ill patient for ongoing treatment.
Clinical Communiqué Download PDF: Clinical Communiqué September 2015 Edition In this edition Editorial Case #1 The Price of Ignorance Case #2 History Repeating Case #3 A Risk Unseen Expert Commentary: Assessing Fitness to Drive in Australia Editorial In this issue of the Clinical Communiqué we explore, for the first time in our publication, the important subject of […]
Clinical Communiqué Download PDF: Clinical Communiqué June 2015 Edition In this edition Editorial The experience of witnesses called by the Coroners Court Case #1 Familiarity is key Case #2 In defence of protocols Expert Commentary: How to make a better medical emergency team? Editorial This issue of the Clinical Communiqué describes two cases of patient deterioration that […]