TRACS WA continue to work closely with the WA ARNA chapter in a supportive role. The WA Chapter ARNA study day on Friday 18th August was very well attended. The range of topics for the day was comprehensive with Sandra Lever presenting on Models of Care and also sexuality & stroke, Annette Barton presenting on assessment using the FIM, Sandy Dennison presenting on tracheostomy care, and Caroline Roffman presented on models of care for people with an amputation. She was joined in her presentation by a young woman who gave a powerful account of how finally having a below knee amputation after many years coping with the consequences of a severe injury to her right leg changed her life for the better. Dr Sneha Bhardwaj provided an overview of the management of people with Parkinson’s disease and Dr Nick Waldron presented on evidence based prevention and management of falls.

Please find some of the material used from the 2017 ARNA Study Day which may be of interest.