This podcast episode presents the results of the investigation into the premature death of a resident who had a fall from a runaway wheelchair. The three commentaries draw on clinical and research experts to address how to balance improving mobility with a wheelchair while mitigating potential harm. We also welcome a new narrator Ashleigh Redmond who is a practising registered nurse and actor.
This is Episode Sixteen of our podcast series and features material from our May 2023 print edition of the Residential Aged Care Communiqué.
05:15 Case A fatal downhill slope
15:11 Commentary: Falls of wheelchair users: what do we know?
19:18 Commentary: Call an OT
26:00 Commentary: Looking deeper
27:49 Reflections of senior nurses