The death of Florida nursing home residents whose air-conditioning failed last week during Hurricane Irma highlights the tragic consequences of some of our most vulnerable citizens during a natural disaster.
Head over to The Conversation where Professor Joseph Ibrahim has published an insightful article on the tragic dilemma of whether to evacuate a nursing home caught up in a natural disaster.
This report is the culmination of an in-depth analysis of injury-related deaths of residents living in accredited Australian RACS. The seven topics of focus comprised: choking; medication; physical restraint; resident-to-resident aggression (RRA); respite; suicide; and unexplained absence.
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 the final issue of the RACC for 2017. It has been an amazingly busy year with residential aged care often being in the news. This is a mixed blessing as it highlights the dedication of staff and the need for change, but it also creates an atmosphere of fear and dread for those older residents and their families.
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