• Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 11 Issue 4 November 2016

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 11 Issue 4 November 2016

    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.

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 1 Issue 1 October 2016

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 1 Issue 1 October 2016

    Welcome to this edition of the Communiqué in which we discuss the benefits and potential dangers of medical protocols. To illustrate this we include a case review of the death of a patient that occurred in part, due to the strict adherence of local protocols.

  • Clinical Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 4 December 2016

    Clinical Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 4 December 2016

    Welcome to the final issue for 2016. In this issue we look at three cases where medication errors contributed to the cause of death. There is extensive literature available on the types of medications errors, their prevalence, and the hard work that has been done so far to reduce this substantial cause of adverse events in healthcare settings. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare identified the importance of improving the safety and quality of medication usage in Australia, and listed it as a National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard (NSQHS Standard 4).

  • Call out to all Emergency Trainees and Fellows

    Call out to all Emergency Trainees and Fellows

    The Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine is conducting a research project on forensic medicine training for emergency trainees.
    As an ACEM trainee or Fellow, we would value greatly your participation in our short survey.

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Clinical Communiqué 

Hospital-based case studies

The Clinical Communiqué is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about clinical lessons learned from patient deaths that have been investigated by the Coroners’ Court.

Residential Aged Care Communiqué

Residential aged care-based case studies

The Residential Aged Care Communiqué is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths in Residential Aged Care settings.

Future Leaders Communiqué

Junior practitioner inspired content

The Future Leaders Communiqué is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths. These articles are written by healthcare graduates with a fresh take on current matters.