The Residential Aged Care Communiqué (RAC Communiqué) is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from the Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths in Residential Aged Care facilities. The Department of Health (Victoria) has funded the cost of production and distribution since October 2006 when the State Minister for Ageing (Victoria) launched the inaugural edition.
Each edition of the RAC Communiqué:
- focuses on a single theme relevant to the clinicians and care staff in aged care (eg, physical restraint, falls),
- provides up to three investigated and closed case summaries to engage the reader,
- commentaries from a recognised expert to provide the relevant information about optimal clinical practice, and
- electronic references to key national and international resources.
For more information on editions and to subscribe please visit the website at http://www.vifm.org/education-and-research/residential-aged-care-communique/