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 […]
In this issue of the RAC Communiqué we examine three cases involving falls. It has been some time since we addressed this topic. We also thank the hundreds of subscribers who completed the survey evaluating the RAC Communiqué. We also feature a short story on the findings from our systematic review of medico-legal deaths in nursing homes that was recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.
This Residential Aged Care Communiqué case study looks at the increased clinical risks and the need for heightened levels of supervision when a patient is moved to a different location or when there is a change in the staff providing care to the patient. We also examine the practice of using bedrails for preventing falls.