The Communiqués Podcasts

By The Communiques

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, which also features the resources recommended for each edition.

  1. 1.
    Clinical Communiqué Episode #5: The perils of carbon monoxide—a silent killer.
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    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Episode #7: Medication Safety
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    Future Leaders Communiqué Episode #4: Prevention of suicide.
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    Clinical Communiqué Episode #4: Discharge from hospital and clinical handover.
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    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Episode #6: COVID19 pandemic and its continuing impact in aged care homes.
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    Future Leaders Communiqué Podcast Episode #3: Clinical documentation and handover.
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    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Episode #5: Bleach baths and the dangers of off-label medication use.
  8. 8.
    Clinical Communique Podcast Episode #3: COVID-19 and Psychological Safety for Healthcare Workers.

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