30 episodes

Welcome to The Communiqués Podcasts. Our podcasts present cases of preventable deaths that occur in health and aged care settings. We explore 1) What happened? 2) Why did it happen? 3) What action can we take to prevent it from happening again? The cases are the accounts from completed medico-legal death investigations of the Coroners Courts, and our team of senior medical and nursing practitioners present this information to meet the needs of clinicians. The Clinical Communiqué focusses on acute care, the Future Leaders Communiqué designed for recent health graduates, and the Residential Aged Care Communiqué examines care in nursing homes. Visit our website at https://www.thecommuniques.com/.

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    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to The Communiqués Podcasts. Our podcasts present cases of preventable deaths that occur in health and aged care settings. We explore 1) What happened? 2) Why did it happen? 3) What action can we take to prevent it from happening again? The cases are the accounts from completed medico-legal death investigations of the Coroners Courts, and our team of senior medical and nursing practitioners present this information to meet the needs of clinicians. The Clinical Communiqué focusses on acute care, the Future Leaders Communiqué designed for recent health graduates, and the Residential Aged Care Communiqué examines care in nursing homes. Visit our website at https://www.thecommuniques.com/.

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Episode #12: Positional asphyxia

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Episode #12: Positional asphyxia

    Death of a resident from positional asphyxia. Highlights need for better internal emergency incident responses and deploying staff.Editorial Content01:31 Editorial: Professor Joseph Ibrahim05:03 Case #1 Get me out by Dar Ray Ooi16:40 Commentary #1: Advance Care Planning by Barbara Hayes26:20 Commentary #2: Improving outcomes for residents by Anita Westera31:05 Special article examining Selected Recommendations from the Royal Commission

    • 34 min
    Future Leaders Communiqué Episode #9: Asplenia

    Future Leaders Communiqué Episode #9: Asplenia

    Welcome to Episode Nine of our Podcast Series. A preventable death of a six-year-old child is a tragedy. We highlight some of the lessons to be learned from this case, to inform and evolve your clinical practice in timely recognition, and management of sepsis in children. Two expert commentaries address post-splenectomy infections and an approach to the asplenic patient.Editorial Content01:15 Editorial by Brendan Morrissey05:09 Case #1 Asplenia—think sepsis by Dr David Brough18:16 Expert Commentary #1: Overwhelming Post-Splenectomy Infection – Tips and Traps for Junior Doctors by Associate Professor Merrole Cole-Sinclair27:39 Expert Commentary: An Approach to the Asplenic Patient by Professor Clare Nourse31:54 Comments from our peers

    • 33 min
    Clinical Communiqué Episode #8: Fall Injuries in Older Adults

    Clinical Communiqué Episode #8: Fall Injuries in Older Adults

    Welcome to Episode Eight of the Clinical Communiqué podcast, titled ‘Fall injuries in older adults.’This podcast is based on the March 2022 edition of the Clinical Communiqué.In this podcast we look at some of the specific challenges clinicians face in assessing older patients following a fall where the extent of injury was not fully appreciated until it was too late.The expert commentary by Dr Glenn Arendts provides practical measures to deal with the low signal/high noise scenario of a fall in the older patient, with a key focus on the importance of retiring a commonly used phrase to reduce the risk of anchoring bias in the clinical care of these patients.Episode Contents02:20 Editorial by Dr Nicola Cunningham06:54 Case # 1: Don’t fall for it: Fall injuries in the older person are serious15:09 Case # 2: Tunnel vision strikes again21:04 More on the Matter: From up high or down low25:06 Expert Commentary by Dr Glenn Arendts: The trips and traps of falls

    • 32 min
    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Episode #11: Falls

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Episode #11: Falls

    The first issue of Residential Aged Care Communiqué for 2022 focuses on falls and falls management. Every year, over half of all residents will have a fall and some have grave consequences as highlighted by the two cases. Commentaries by two of Australia’s leading international experts explain the practical interventions available to prevent falls. Editorial Content01:09 Editorial: Professor Joseph Ibrahim03:34 Case #1 Is this preventable?08:03 Case #2 The last fall11:52 Commentary #1: Tips to reduce risk of falls by Professor Jacqueline Close18:52 Commentary #2: Fall prevention: an ongoing need by Professor Keith Hill

    • 26 min
    Future Leaders Communiqué Episode #8: Teamwork Part 2

    Future Leaders Communiqué Episode #8: Teamwork Part 2

    Welcome to Episode Nine of our Podcast Series. This is the second part of a two-part collection featuring material from our January 2022 print edition of the Future Leaders Communiqué.In this second part we provide a collection of commentaries that include frank and honest views from a junior medical doctor and an allied health professional. These are accompanied by an expert commentary recognising the important role of junior doctors in promoting patient safety provided by Prof. Joe Ibrahim.Editorial Content00:00 Commentary #1: Views from the inside04:44 Commentary #2: Views from the outside09:24 Commentary #3: Teams over five decades14:20 Expert Commentary #2: Junior medical staff and patient safety17:58 Comments from our peers

    • 19 min
    Future Leaders Communiqué Episode #8: Teamwork Part 1

    Future Leaders Communiqué Episode #8: Teamwork Part 1

    Welcome to Episode Eight of our Podcast Series. This is the first part of a two-part collection featuring material from our January 2022 print edition of the Future Leaders Communiqué.A core element of the success in providing the healthcare our patients deserve is "teamwork" – the theme of this two-part podcast. In this first part, we present two case reports reflecting on the importance of communication within teams. The case reports are complemented by an expert commentary from Dr Shelly Jeffcott entitled ‘Dysfunctions affecting teams and teamwork’.Episode Contents00:00 Editorial04:24 Case #1 Closing the loop08:26 Case #2 It’s all too confusing14:04 Expert Commentary #1: Dysfunctions affecting teams and teamwork

    • 21 min

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Great idea!!!! Thank you.

Thank you very much for making yourselves into a podcast! I find it much easier to listen as I am on the road than to make the time to read 😂

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