Residential Aged Care Coronial Communiqué

Here is the second edition for 2011 of the Residential Aged Care Communiqué. 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.

This edition looks at the appropriate use and maintenance of motorised scooters or wheelchairs and their use in aged care facilities.

The challenge is overcoming our complacency. Our focus is on the resident not the equipment and wheelchairs are so commonplace that we forget about regular maintenance or if we do remember, we think that “someone else is looking after that”.

You can subscribe by email at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine with the communiqué becoming available online much later.

The Residential Aged Care Coronial Communiqué highlights selected cases that have been reported to the State Coroner’s Office and are of interest to the Aged Care Community. The aims of the Communiqué are:

• To improve the awareness of clinicians, health workers, carers and those in positions of governance about adverse events resulting from systems failures. Lessons from past cases can then be applied to their own institutions.

• To improve residential aged care workers’ understanding of the coronial system and the work performed by the Clinical Liaison Service.

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Residential Aged Care Coronial Communiqué

Here is the first edition for 2011 of the Residential Aged Care Communiqué. 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.

This edition presents two cases. The first looks at the risks associated with extreme hot weather to the elderly in our nursing homes and the second looks at those residents with “unmet needs behaviour” and the risks of the use of health technology. The health technology in this case was sealed dose medication systems with the medication given to a patient with a similar name due to a change in routine in the facility.

You can subscribe by email at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine with the communiqué becoming available online much later.

The Residential Aged Care Coronial Communiqué highlights selected cases that have been reported to the State Coroner’s Office and are of interest to the Aged Care Community. The aims of the Communiqué are:

• To improve the awareness of clinicians, health workers, carers and those in positions of governance about adverse events resulting from systems failures. Lessons from past cases can then be applied to their own institutions.

• To improve residential aged care workers’ understanding of the coronial system and the work performed by the Clinical Liaison Service.

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Residential Aged Care Coronial Communiqué: Practice Change

The second special edition on Practice Change by the Residential Aged Care Communiqué has been out for a while. 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.

This edition looks at the importance of Evidence Based Practice, and also ensuring there is a smooth transition to improvements in the same. Two case studies are presented, the first on improving monitoring and care of diabetics, the second on falls risk improvement sin two aged care facilities after reviewing previous communiqués.

You can subscribe by email at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine with the communiqué becoming available online much later.

The Residential Aged Care Coronial Communiqué highlights selected cases that have been reported to the State Coroner’s Office and are of interest to the Aged Care Community. The aims of the Communiqué are:

• To improve the awareness of clinicians, health workers, carers and those in positions of governance about adverse events resulting from systems failures. Lessons from past cases can then be applied to their own institutions.

• To improve residential aged care workers’ understanding of the coronial system and the work performed by the Clinical Liaison Service.

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Residential Aged Care Communiqué: Practice Change

This is the first edition of the Residential Aged Care Practice Change. Rather than looking at deaths in Aged Care facilities brought to the attention of the coroner it is looking at improvements resulting from changes in practice at individual Aged Care Services.

Just a reminder.

The aims of the Communiqué are:
• To improve the awareness of clinicians, health workers, carers and those in positions of governance about adverse events resulting from systems failures. Lessons from past cases can then be applied to their own institutions.
• To improve residential aged care workers’ understanding of the coronial system and the work performed by the Clinical Liaison Service.

You can subscribe by email at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine with the communiqué becoming available online much later.

Download (PDF, 148KB)

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