The June 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 deaths arising from two commonly used and we would think benign pieces of equipment. A urinary catheter and a hot water bottle. There are many contributing factors all being the usual suspects. Communication, following policy and protocols and training amongst others.