• Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 1 Issue 1 October 2016

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 1 Issue 1 October 2016

    Welcome to this edition of the Communiqué in which we discuss the benefits and potential dangers of medical protocols. To illustrate this we include a case review of the death of a patient that occurred in part, due to the strict adherence of local protocols.

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 2 April 2018

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 2 April 2018

    Welcome to the April 2018 issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué. In this issue, we will review the coronial inquest into the death of a woman shortly after her attendance at a small rural hospital. The doctor presiding over this patient’s care was a junior doctor who was operating in an under-resourced and under-supported environment. This is not an uncommon experience for junior doctors, so we have decided to explore this area further in this issue.

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 3 July 2017

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 3 July 2017

    Welcome to the fourth issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué, our sister publication to the Clinical Communiqué and the Residential Aged Care Communiqué. Since the launch of this version with junior practitioner inspired content, the response has been fantastic, with feedback telling us how well the issues are resonating with our recently graduated colleagues.

  • A quick guide to leg ulcers

    A quick guide to leg ulcers

    Leg ulcers are one of the more challenging clinical problems that confront health professionals in Nursing Homes (NH) as well as in hospitals. Clinicians are often presented with difficult-to-heal chronic wounds of unclear aetiology. In order to ensure timely healing outcomes, it is important to establish the cause of ulceration and assess for other contributing factors before embarking on treatment. The aim of treatment is to correct the underlying cause and optimise the state of the wound bed.

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 3 July 2018

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 3 July 2018

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to this issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué. We will reflect on two cases where pressured discharge planning sadly preceded tragic outcomes.

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