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.
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communique May 2015 In this edition Editorial Case #1 – A little conversation Case #2 – Time for dinner Resident-to-resident aggression: A systematic review Case #3: Help us The experience of witnesses called by the Coroners Court Clinical Commentary #1: A holistic approach: safety for all requires training, advocacy and […]
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 […]
This issue describes two cases where systemic errors resulted in delays of recognition and treatment of a clinical situation. A schedule for 2010 Open Days and an update on the electronic medical deposition are also provided. Also, the introduction of the new Coroners Act 2008(VIC) on the 1st November 2009 with a focus on prevention, and the obligation for the Coroners Court to publish their findings, comments and recommendations following an inquest.
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.
This Residential Aged Care Communiqué case study examines the use of medication for residents who have dementia and the associated behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD). This topic continues to be hotly debated in clinical settings and popular media. Caring for persons with dementia requires a considered holistic approach, empathy, tolerance, and managing risk to self and others.
Being able to do this in the middle of the night with competing demands from other residents is not an easy task.
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communique 2014-07 In this edition Editorial List of Resources Case #1 The Drugs don’t work Case #2 If only someone would sit with Mum Expert Commentary Editorial Welcome to the June 2014 issue of RAC Communiqué, in which we examine two cases involving the use of medication for residents who […]
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 […]