The Steering Committee recently approved two applications for the Workplace Learning Fund.
The first was for a ‘Welcome to Rehabilitation’ video developed by Busselton Health Campus (BHC) to be customised to different WACHS inpatient rehabilitation facilities. The original video can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upyaY-AVkLA
The short video is available via the patient entertainment system at BHC and is shown to patients and families within 48 hours of admission to hospital. It has proven to be a highly effective education tool which was associated with improvements in the understanding of different rehabilitation team member roles, as well as awareness of the expectations and commitment required by patients and families to participate fully in the BHC rehabilitation program. The video is used as part of induction of new staff and has been screened to hospital visitors, the WAPHA Busselton Medical Advisory Council, WACHS-SW Regional Consumer & Carer Engagement and Participation Executive Sub-Committee and local GP’s, resulting in an increase in referrals.
The WLF also provided support for Leisha Oliveri, EN from Geraldton Hospital, to attend the Australian Rehabilitation Nurses Association (ARNA) Study day in August 2018. Leisha was a finalist in the 2018 Nursing and Midwifery awards. She outlined a particular interest in the presentation by Mary King (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Continence and Urology, SCGH) in the assessment and management of continence problems. She will take her learning back to team members at GH with the goal of improving continence management in her service.
The most recent WLF round closed on Friday 21st September and the final WLF round closes on Thursday 1st November. Funded activities can relate to staff exchange, educational activities (eg. support to attend a conference) or projects to address a service gap. Support is available from TRACS WA staff to develop a WLF application.