Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to what is the penultimate edition for 2017. This past few months TRACS WA has been busy under the great coordination of Lisa Majteles and Helen McLean while I have been on study leave for the final part of a PhD, funded by a grant from the Nursing and Midwifery Office (a detailed report of this will follow in the December edition). In my absence the team have continued with the development and promotion of the exciting new Older Adult Mental Health Program, progressed the Subacute (SAC) Learning Program for Aboriginal care, advanced the building of the e-learning package for Module 1 of the SAC program and distributed the Needs Analysis Survey in preparation for programs in 2018. In addition Lisa returned from the Allied Health Conference with, amongst other information, some constructive ideas for the Learning Fund to make it more accessible for all clinicians. During this recent time, we are pleased that the Learning Fund has once again supported staff from the rural areas and sponsorship has been offered to several clinicians wishing to attend the Stroke Symposium and Stroke Coordinator’s Workshop held in October. Funding support for the rehabilitation team at Fremantle Hospital to complete a Goal Setting Project promises great outcomes, for not only them, but other subacute care teams. For more information on the Learning Fund please visit our Grants for Training page on the TRACS WA website.Delivery of the SAC Learning program modules by our Development Facilitators has taken the team to Busselton in September as well as to hospitals around the Metro area and the team is due to travel to Geraldton in November for further program provision to health teams. TRACS WA is as committed as ever to ensure that access to training is available to all subacute clinicians across the state.  Our final two Community of Practice events for 2017 will be Aboriginal Communication and Collaboration and a Parkinson’s Disease Workshop, both in November. For more details about these sessions please refer to the TRACS WA website.Be sure to check your e-mail and our website as we approach the end of the year for events and training opportunities being offered in 2018.

Best wishesChris KingUnit Coordinator,
TRACS WA 

News Feature – Working collaboratively to provide state wide supportive education with respect to caring for Aboriginal people in subacute care TRACS WA are working collaboratively with leaders of Aboriginal Health in WA, both in metropolitan and rural health, to provide state wide supportive education with respect to caring for Aboriginal people in subacute care.  Improving education, knowledge and understanding to subacute practitioners will provide a flow-on benefit to Aboriginal people being cared for in the subacute care sector.  

Educational Quote Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.” A C. Lichtenberg

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