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Residential Aged Care Communiqué Episode #14: Choking CPR and Dementia

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The investigations into the deaths of two residents from choking on food are described. Two experts address the challenges of managing the impact of dementia on residents’ ability to eat, as well as, staff managing ethical decision about cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

This is Episode Fourteen of our podcast series and features material from our November 2022 print edition of the Residential Aged Care Communiqué. Episode Contents

  • 01:53 Editorial

  • 04:47 Case #1 Unknown, unknowable and cannot be known

  • 17:07 Case #2 We did our best: revisited

  • 19:35 Commentary #1: Impact of dementia on eating

  • 24:33 Commentary #2: Resuscitation: lessons involving persons with dementia, guardianship and choking

  • 32:21 Views from our nursing colleagues

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