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.
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communique August 2015 In this edition Editorial Call the fire brigade Fire safety expert commentary Premature deaths in RACS Resources Editorial Welcome to the third issue for 2015. In this issue we focus on a single tragic event that most readers will already be familiar with concerning arson in a […]
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 […]
Clinical Communiqué Download PDF: Clinical Communiqué March 2015 Edition In this edition Editorial Case #1: Lost in translation Case #2: A catastrophic cascade Case #3: Clinical picture or digital pictures? Expert Commentary: Novices and experts – Bridging the gap List of resources Editorial Welcome to the first edition of the Clinical Communiqué for 2015. The three cases in this edition […]
In this Clinical Communiqué case study, a coronial investigation was required to determine whether there had been systems and communication issues during handover that delayed the identification of the previously diagnosed oesophageal pouch which contributed to the death of an elderly patient under hospital care.
This Clinical Communiqué case study discusses the death of a patient who was at a significantly increased risk of medication harm. Recently discharged from hospital, the patient had been prescribed a new medication and treated with a medication requiring therapeutic monitoring (warfarin), all with the involvement of a number of different healthcare providers. The coroner’s finding highlighted the importance of a framework for safe medication prescribing, and the dispensing, administering and monitoring of medications.
Download PDF: RAC Communique 2014-01 In this edition: Editorial Case #1: Welcome back commentary: Communications Case #2: I am so surprised! List of resources. Case #3: Medication as required. Editorial: Welcome to the first issue of RAC Communiqué for 2014. As we explained in our previous issue we are conducting a comprehensive survey of our […]