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Volume 6, Issue 1, Feb 2011: Consolidation

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Welcome to the first issue of 2011. This also marks the 15th edition of the Residential Aged Care Communiqué. The focus of this issue is to consolidate the learning from the previous four topics covered: extreme hot weather, emergency preparedness, health technology assessment and unmet needs behaviour.


There are two long cases reported in this issue. The case “Do you have eyes in the back of your head?” illustrates the risks associated with extreme hot weather, it and also reminds us all about the challenges of managing persons with unmet needs behaviour. The other case illustrates the risks from the use of health technology and demonstrates the importance of emergency preparedness.

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