• Recommendations for prevention of injury – related deaths in residential aged care services

    Recommendations for prevention of injury – related deaths in residential aged care services

    This report is the culmination of an in-depth analysis of injury-related deaths of residents living in accredited Australian RACS. The seven topics of focus comprised: choking; medication; physical restraint; resident-to-resident aggression (RRA); respite; suicide; and unexplained absence.

  • 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.

  • Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 13 Issue 1 February 2018

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 13 Issue 1 February 2018

    Welcome to 2018 which looks like it will be busier than last year for the whole aged care sector. This first issue of the year focuses on falls and is the third time in 10-years that we have addressed this perennial concern. The risk of falls confronts every older person, in every aged care facility, in every country. Despite some gains in prevention, and better post-fall management, the harm from falls remains a major cause of injury and injury-related deaths in older persons and residents.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Clinical Communiqué 

Hospital-based case studies

The Clinical Communiqué is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about clinical lessons learned from patient deaths that have been investigated by the Coroners’ Court.

Residential Aged Care Communiqué

Residential aged care-based case studies

The Residential Aged Care Communiqué is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths in Residential Aged Care settings.

Future Leaders Communiqué

Junior practitioner inspired content

The Future Leaders Communiqué is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths. These articles are written by healthcare graduates with a fresh take on current matters.