6 episodes

Welcome to The Communiqués Podcasts.

The objectives of The Communiqués are to develop, produce and distribute electronic educational publications that encourage clinical practice changes for the benefit of patients, residents, health and aged care services and the whole community.

Over half of our subscribers attribute a change in their clinical practice due to The Communiqués. The print versions and these podcasts present cases of premature and 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 the coronial information in a manner and format that is familiar to clinicians.

Our three publications are the Clinical Communiqué focussing on acute care, the Future Leaders Communiqué designed for recent health graduates, and the Residential Aged Care Communiqué which examines preventable deaths in aged care or nursing homes.

The print versions and links to our podcasts are available at our website at https://www.thecommuniques.com/, which also features the resources recommended for each edition.

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Welcome to The Communiqués Podcasts.

The objectives of The Communiqués are to develop, produce and distribute electronic educational publications that encourage clinical practice changes for the benefit of patients, residents, health and aged care services and the whole community.

Over half of our subscribers attribute a change in their clinical practice due to The Communiqués. The print versions and these podcasts present cases of premature and 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 the coronial information in a manner and format that is familiar to clinicians.

Our three publications are the Clinical Communiqué focussing on acute care, the Future Leaders Communiqué designed for recent health graduates, and the Residential Aged Care Communiqué which examines preventable deaths in aged care or nursing homes.

The print versions and links to our podcasts are available at our website at https://www.thecommuniques.com/, which also features the resources recommended for each edition.

    RAC Communiqué Episode #4: COVID-19 follow-up edition

    RAC Communiqué Episode #4: COVID-19 follow-up edition

    This podcast draws on the Residential Aged Care Communiqué published in May 2020 and we again examine the COVID-19 pandemic on aged care.We are at risk of becoming complacent and underestimating the true scale of the pandemic. In this podcast we examine outbreaks of COVID-19 in aged care, debate whether it is preferable to transfer residents to an acute hospital. We also explore why more than the usual infection control techniques are needed.

    • 35 min
    RAC Communiqué Episode #3: Interviews about living in New York City, the psychology and impact of turning a blind eye (normalisation of deviance) and the nature of pandemics

    RAC Communiqué Episode #3: Interviews about living in New York City, the psychology and impact of turning a blind eye (normalisation of deviance) and the nature of pandemics

    In this podcast Professor Joseph Ibrahim interviews three guests from the United States of America who provide their perspectives on work and life relevant to health and aged care. We touch on topics examining the role of the individual, the group, and broader society, all with a focus on helping us to deliver better care for patients, residents and the general community.As we produced this podcast during the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA, the interviews all touch on this topic. Our first segment is titled ‘New York, New York or Why people trump money’. Our guest is Priyesh Upreti, a senior executive with KPMG who is living and working in New York City. Our second segment is ‘Normalisation of deviance or Why turning a blind eye is dangerous.’ Our guest is Professor John Banja from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Center for Ethics at Emory University in Atlanta. Our third and final segment is titled ‘Pandemics or The textbook comes alive’. Our guest is Dr Nita Madhav, the Chief Executive Officer at Metabiota who has researched and published about pandemics.In this episode:New York, New York or why people trump moneyNormalisation of deviance or why turning a blind eye is dangerousPandemics or the textbook comes alive

    • 1 hr 8 min
    RAC Communiqué Episode #2: Falls prevention and management in aged care

    RAC Communiqué Episode #2: Falls prevention and management in aged care

    This podcast draws on the Residential Aged Care Communiqué edition published in February 2018 examining the most common cause of resident deaths from injury, that is, falls.The two cases in this edition highlight the need for robust post-falls management practice, greater awareness of circumstances that lead to falls, and the importance of good communication and documentation. The expert commentaries are from clinicians in practice: a senior occupational therapist, a senior physiotherapist, and a geriatrician.In this episode:EditorialCase #1: First impressionsCase #2: Keeping warm in the sunCommentary #1: An occupational therapist’s viewCommentary #2: A physiotherapist’s perspectiveCommentary #3: Cervical-spine injuries in the elderly

    • 33 min
    Clinical Communiqué Episode #1: Special Edition COVID-19 and improving patient safety in acute health care

    Clinical Communiqué Episode #1: Special Edition COVID-19 and improving patient safety in acute health care

    This podcast draws on the COVID 2020 special edition of the Clinical Communiqué (released in March 2020) which examined the COVID-19 pandemic and acute health care. Dr Nicola Cunningham has selected six past editions of the Clinical Communiqué that address key themes for improving patient safety. We recall the expert commentaries for each of those themes and reflect on a few practical considerations that are specific to managing COVID-19 patients. We need to utilise lessons already learned to be proactive in our environment, nimble in our response, and adapt quickly in our clinical encounters to keep our patients and ourselves safe.In this episode:EditorialClinical Decision-MakingWorking in TeamsTransferring Critically Unwell PatientsCommunication in the WorkplaceFixation ErrorsLearning from Influenza EpidemicsThe Polygon of Patient Safety

    • 25 min
    Future Leaders Communiqué Episode #1: Special Edition COVID-19 and the role of junior health care staff

    Future Leaders Communiqué Episode #1: Special Edition COVID-19 and the role of junior health care staff

    This podcast draws on the COVID 2020 special edition of the Future Leaders Communiqué (released in April 2020) which examined the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of recent graduate health professionals. Dr Brendan Morrissey identifies and reflects upon the wealth of knowledge our experts have shared with us over the years and focusses on those most prescient to the challenges to come. We wish to champion foundations of good practice; such as effective communication, collaborative care, the use of protocols in healthcare organisations, and systems of support for junior health professionals.In this episode:EditorialCommunicationCollaborative CareProtocols in Healthcare OrganisationsSystems of Support for Junior DoctorsComments from Our Peers

    • 24 min
    RAC Communiqué Episode #1: Special Edition COVID-19 and aged care

    RAC Communiqué Episode #1: Special Edition COVID-19 and aged care

    This podcast draws on the special edition of the Residential Aged Care Communiqué published in April 2020 examining the COVID-19 pandemic on aged care. COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it and the challenges ahead for nursing homes is profound. We have all seen the distressing pictures from Spain where nursing homes were abandoned, and the military had to move in to provide the support. The devastation and deaths of older people living in nursing homes was evident throughout the world in high income countries with robust health systems such as France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada and United States of America.As a sector we are amazingly robust in our capacity to care, problem solve and work together. We need those qualities now more than ever. In this podcast we present a sobering case report from the United States of America, the aspects of aged care that are not so obvious to consider in the COVID-19 pandemic, and four potential scenarios that for many across the world have become a reality to consider in planning a response for nursing homes.In this episode:EditorialCase ReportAspects of COVID-19 that are not so obviousMeeting the challenges ahead requires speculation

    • 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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