Jessica Mondello, of Geraldton Health Service recently attended the APA’s Gerontological Physiotherapy Level 1 Course with support from the TRACS WA Learning Fund.
Jessica reported that she has already put into practice use of motivational interviewing techniques to increase self-efficacy and therapy participation with her clients. She has enhanced her skills in chronic disease management, holistic care and implementing outcome measurement. She is now implementing routine strategies relating to falls risk assessment and management and has improved her knowledge of medications, dosage, pharmacological issues and side effects. She is embedding regular monitoring of possible medication side effects into daily practice. Jessica has shared her learning with her interprofessional team in the Day Therapy Unit and Transitional Care Program at Geraldton Health campus.
TRACS WA is dedicated to supporting clinicians working in WA Health subacute care to access the subacute training they need. This includes provision of funding grants for training to assist in the costs of registration and some other related costs. We also provide grants to organisations to assist with the transition to evidence-based practice.
Our priority areas for funding include projects that focus on: translating evidence into practice, innovation and improving the patient experience through collaboration and coordination of care.
If you are interested in applying for these grants we offer you can find further information about grants for training on the TRACS WA website