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,
- Supporting Aboriginal People on Subacute Care Community of Practice
- Parkinson’s Community of Practice
- Updated Older Adult Mental Health training
- TRACS WA Training in 2018
- Western Australian Stroke Symposium
- Subacute care training update
- OAMH training update
- Recent Learning Fund Recipient Report
- TRACS WA Skills Exchange
- Recent poster presentation – Falls Emergency Department at FSH
- National Allied Health Conference
- Earn CPD points through professional reading
- Preparing the upper limb for function one day course for OTs
- The impact of cognition and perception on physiotherapy management for neurological conditions
- Understanding the stroke foundation clinical guidelines webinar
- Agency for Clinical Innovation Rehabilitation Network webinars (October events will be available on ACI website shortly)
- School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science Visiting Fellow Program Presentations
- Free, one hour webinar—Eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes: what can primary health care staff do?
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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