Welcome to the second issue of 2017. This edition focuses on one well-known high-risk medication, the oral anticoagulant warfarin. Similar issues appeared in cases we presented almost 10-years ago in the RAC-Communiqué December 2008. The cases included this time highlight the human factors or systemic issues around medication use and their management.
Welcome to our first issue of 2017. We have kept this issue simple. Three cases are presented without any formal expert commentaries. This ‘back to basics’ format is intended to challenge you to be an expert. What do you think are the lessons? and, What would you have done differently in these situations?
Welcome to our 40th issue as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Over those 3653 days we have had many nervous and exciting moments. The support and generosity from the Ageing and Aged Care Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria) has been amazing and without them we would not exist. The support of our subscribers and readers keeps us going to seek new ways of conveying information to improve the lives of patients, residents, family, friends and strangers. The movie ‘Happy Feet’ was a huge success in 2006 and in comparison our entry into the media was very low key.
Welcome to the third issue of 2016. This issue focuses on some of the legal aspects of providing care for older people.
Welcome to the second issue of 2016. We focus on the gaps in care that arise every year, in every human service, as a result of a much anticipated occasion, the festive season.
Welcome to our first issue of 2016, which is also the year that marks our tenth anniversary, and so we have a short report about the history of the RAC Communiqué.
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communiqué November 2015 In this edition Editorial Cases Revisited Commentary: Making a report Commentary: Clinical Forensic Medicine role in investigating physical and sexual assault Policy into real world practice A different form of reporting quality indicators and accreditation RACC Resources Editorial Welcome to the final issue for 2015 in which […]
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communique August 2015 In this edition Editorial Call the fire brigade Fire safety expert commentary Premature deaths in RACS Resources Editorial Welcome to the third issue for 2015. In this issue we focus on a single tragic event that most readers will already be familiar with concerning arson in a […]
A recent study found 80 per cent of injury-related or premature deaths of aged-care residents were from falls. Head over to agedcareinsite.com.au to hear an interview with Professor Joseph Ibrahim about the research.
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 […]