Contact Enable on 1800362253 or email enable@health.nsw.gov.au

Prescriber Education

The following assistive technology education sessions are available to eligible prescribers of EnableNSW equipment. All sessions are facilitated by EnableNSW Statewide Clinical Advisors.

Metro Prescribers:

Sessions are held at the EnableNSW Equipment Centre, Homebush.

See end of page for details of session content.

SessionDateTime
Power Conversion for Manual Wheelchairs23 August 2017
9.30am - 11.30am

Medical Grade and Custom Footwear

18 April 2017

14 November 2017

10.00am – 12.00pm

10.00am – 12.00pm

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. Please email your booking / waiting list request to HSNSW-EAPVisits@health.nsw.gov.au specifying which session you are interested in attending.

You will receive a confirmation email reserving your place in the selected session/s or indicating you have been placed on the waiting list. If you are unable to attend an allocated session please contact EnableNSW as soon as possible so your place can be allocated to the next person on the waiting list.

Regional and Rural Prescribers:

Video conference sessions are pending for prescribers working in regional and rural locations.

Education session and learning outcomes

Powered Mobility (including power wheelchairs and scooters)

This session focuses on commonly prescribed powered mobility and will include a practical session. An equipment supplier has been invited to provide up-to-date information on the latest power wheelchair models and compatible seating, and lead a discussion on advanced powered mobility set-up.

Participants will learn:

  • The clinical criteria and processes for funding of power wheelchairs and scooters through EnableNSW
  • The common features and options available for powered mobility
  • How the different drive wheels and set-up of power wheelchairs can alter performance
  • What to consider when prescribing powered mobility
  • What to consider when prescribing seating for power wheelchairs

Beds and Mattresses

This session focuses on the range of beds and mattresses available through the EnableNSW Equipment Allocation Program (EAP).

Participants will learn:

  • To identify pressure injury stages and gain an understanding of different pressure risk assessment scales
  • The different features of the beds and mattresses available from EAP and on the NSW Government Contract 217A
  • What to consider when prescribing beds and mattresses, including pressure injury risk and safety concerns

Power Conversion for Manual Wheelchairs

This session focuses on an overview of the types of power conversion options for manual wheelchairs available for independent mobility and attendant control. Participants will have an opportunity to trial manual wheelchairs with power conversion during the practical session.

Participants will learn:

  • What to consider when prescribing a manual wheelchair with power conversion
  • The range of power conversion options available
  • Which wheelchairs interface with which power conversion option
  • What power conversion options are available on the NSW Government Contract 217B

Bathing Showering and Toileting Equipment

This session focuses on equipment provided through the EnableNSW Equipment Allocation Program (EAP) and available on the NSW Government Contract 217B.

Participants will learn:

  • What equipment is available through the EAP and on the NSW Government Contract 217B
  • What to consider when prescribing bathing, showering and toileting equipment
  • How to make simple adjustments to suit an individual’s anthropometrics

Manual Wheelchair & Pressure Cushions

This session has been expanded to include manual wheelchairs provided through the EnableNSW Equipment Allocation Program (EAP) and available on the NSW Government Contract 217B. A supplier / clinical educator has been invited to provide up-to-date information on the latest wheelchair models and to lead a discussion around advanced wheelchair set-up.

Participants will learn:

  • What to consider when prescribing a manual wheelchair
  • What wheelchairs and pressure cushions are available through the EAP and on NSW Government Contract 217B
  • What is the difference between standard and customised manual wheelchairs and the features and accessories available
  • How to take basic seating/wheelchair measurements
  • How to make simple adjustments to a standard manual wheelchair to suit an individual’s anthropometrics

Paediatric Self-Care and Mobility Equipment

This session focuses on the Statewide Paediatric Equipment and other equipment available through the Equipment Allocation Program (EAP). An equipment supplier has been invited to demonstrate the equipment and the adjustments available on strollers and wheelchairs.

Participants will learn:

  • What to consider when prescribing equipment for children, including safety, restrictive practice and transport
  • The range of paediatric self-care and mobility equipment available through EnableNSW and on NSW Government Contract 217B
  • How to make growth adjustments to strollers, wheelchairs and seating

Speech Generating Devices

This full day workshop will look at the AAC Journey. Speech Generating Devices will be available for participants to use during the workshop (at least one device for every 2 participants). The workshop will be run by Leanna Fox and Laura Perez, speech pathologists with extensive expertise in the area of AAC.

Participants will learn:

  • To consolidate understanding of typical language development and differences in the disability population
  • Greater knowledge of communicative competencies and their relationship to ongoing AAC assessment
  • How to describe appropriate language targets to address all functions of communication.
  • Increased knowledge and confidence in AAC assessment, including assessment for technological solutions
  • Increased knowledge and confidence in implementing strategies and devices

Transfer Aids

This session focuses on commonly prescribed transfer aids and will include a practical session.

Participants will learn:

  • What transfer aids are available through the Equipment Allocation Program (EAP) and on the NSW Government Contract 217B
  • What to consider when prescribing lifting and standing hoists
  • What to consider when prescribing slings to suit an individual’s needs

Medical Grade and Custom Footwear

The sessions are suitable for people unfamiliar with EnableNSW or new to footwear prescription.

Participants will learn:

  • What to consider when prescribing medical grade footwear
  • The different specifications and features of prefabricated and customised footwear
  • Tips for assessment and the process when requesting footwear through EnableNSW