Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 15 Issue 2 May 2020
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In this edition
Lessons could be learned by reviewing COVID-19 outbreaks
International experiences in long term care
Factors that may contribute to RACS being a high-risk setting for COVID-19 outbreaks
More than standard techniques are required for prevention of infection
Past editions of RAC Communiqués relevant to COVID-19 pandemic
For debate: options for clinical settings to manage residents infected with COVID-19
COVID-19 and Aged Care Podcasts
The Residential Aged Care Communiqué addresses the Covid-19 pandemic issues facing aged care homes. Australia has one of the lowest rates of infection and deaths around the world from COVID-19. These very low numbers will lead to us underestimating the challenges awaiting us. This edition explores the lessons that could be learned by reviewing Covid-19 outbreaks, we debate the preferred options for clinical settings to manage residents infected with Covid-19, examine reasons contributing to RACS being a high-risk setting including why more than standard techniques are required for prevention of infection, as well as, reflecting on past RAC Communiqués that are relevant to Covid-19 pandemic.
Listen to the Prof Joe Covid 19 Aged Care Podcast. Each episode is designed specifically to address issues facing RACS residents, staff and managers.
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