Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 18 Issue 3 August 2023
Download PDF: RAC Communiqué August 2023
In this edition
Case #1: I am fine
Case #2: An old drug and a known complication
Reflections of senior nurses
Commentary: Views of a Diabetes Educator
Commentary: The Contribution of Pharmacists to the Management of Diabetes in the Aged Care Setting
List of Resources
This Residential Aged Care Communiqué August 2023 edition examines the premature deaths of residents due to suboptimal management of diabetes mellitus. The lessons include addressing management of diabetes mellitus at a policy level with development of protocols, better communication between health professionals and prompt decision-making to escalate care.
Our commentaries draw on two clinical experts to address how to improve management at a policy level as well as practice at the point of care.