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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Ngaanyatjarra Health Service Jobs as of Dec 3rd 2010

Cook – Aged Care

Personal Care Assistant

Gardener / Maintenance

Enrolled Nurse – (Medications Endorsed) Aged Care

Kungkarrangkalpa is a 18-bed Aged Care facility located in Wanarn, a small Indigenous Community, in the central desert region of Western Australia. It is highly desirable to have the following:

– Recent Aged Care experience
– Experience in working with Indigenous Clients
– Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
– A food handling certificate or related qualification
– Ability to prepare, cook and serve meals and prepare special meals as required.

Remote Area Nurse

We are seeking a Registered Nurse with remote nursing experience to work with our team of professional Remote Area Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, Doctors and other health staff. It is highly desirable to have the following:

· Recent acute experience
· Primary health care experience
· Recent remote nursing experience

This position may require regular remote travel.

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.

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Residential Aged Care Coronial Communique

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.

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