The February Residential Aged Care Communiqué is out. This is a great resource that highlights selected cases that have been reported to the State Coroner’s Office that may interest the Aged Care Community.
You can subscribe by email at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine with the communiqué becoming available online much later. The download is below as it is not yet available on the website.
This issue looks at a couple of patient emergencies that resulted in death.
The two cases presented illustrate dramatic differences in teamwork during an emergency response. However, both cases highlight the need for practical “hands-on” training for staff to ensure protocols and procedures are put into action when the need arises. The second case is an excellent example of how a high functioning team improves their practice after the death of a resident.