Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 18 Issue 2 May 2023
Download PDF: RAC Communiqué May 2023
In this edition
Case: A fatal downhill slope
Commentary: Falls of wheelchair users: what do we know?
Commentary: Call an OT
Commentary: Looking deeper
List of Resources
Reflections of senior nurses
This Residential Aged Care Communiqué May 2023 edition examines a premature death of a resident due to a fall from a wheelchair. The lessons are two-fold. First, all falls are not the same. Second, an open mind and lateral thinking are fundamental when investigating potential contributing factors and solutions. Our commentaries draw on clinical and research experts to address how to balance improving mobility with a wheelchair while mitigating potential harm.