Atlantic’s Niche Workshop Series

This series is being offered for small groups to maximise learning, discussion and professional support. For more information and updates on the available Niche Workshops, please follow us on Facebook and read on below.

(a) Introduction to ACFI: For Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists

This session is ideal for:

  • Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy students wanting to work in aged care
  • New graduate OTs & PTs
  • OTs & PTs who are new to the residential aged care environment
  • OTs & PTs returning to work in the residential aged care environment who want to refresh ACFI knowledge

Registrations for the 13th October 2017 workshop now open!

(b) Massage Interventions for the Older Adult

This session is ideal for:

  • Registered therapists and Registered nurses providing ACFI Complex Care (pain management) interventions
  • Therapists, therapy assistants, nurses and carers working in hospitals, community and residential aged care with an interest in providing comfort to their clients
  • New graduate occupational therapists and physiotherapists and OT and PT students

Registrations for 11th September 2017 workshop is full. Send us your contact details if you would like to be on the waitlist for the next workshop.

(c) Exercise and Exercise Progression for the Elderly

This workshop will help you:

  • Understand the concepts of range of motion, stretching, cardiovascular and strengthening exercise.
  • Introduce the process of exercise prescription, the intervention model of treatment goals and stages of control.
  • Relate these concepts to treatment and treatment progression:

* Post common fractures in the elderly

* Management of osteoporosis and falls prevention

* Maintaining wellbeing and function in the elderly

Registrations for the 22nd September 2017 workshop now open!

(d) Assisted Movement

This workshop will help you:

  • Demonstrate the components of normal movement patterns for sit-stand, stand-sit and walking.
  • Describe physical factors that might affect a resident’s ability to stand up, sit down, transfer or walk.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prompt/supervise and/ or physically assist a client in completing sit-stand-sit, transfer and walking tasks.
  • Describe how mobility aids are measured to be an appropriate height for a resident and appropriate usage of common mobility aides.

Registrations for the 20th October 2017 workshop now open!

(e) “Accreditation – Proofing” for Therapy and Activity Programs in Residential Aged Care

This workshop is targeted to Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Allied Health Assistants, Lifestyle Coordinators, OT and PT students, who want to understand the accreditation process in the context of their roles. Participants will develop a toolbox of ideas to establish work practices that routinely uphold the standards.

Registrations for the 27th October 2017 workshop now open!

(f) Dining with Dysphagia

For people living in aged care, eating and drinking is a vital part of everyday. However, swallowing problems (dysphagia) can result in life threatening emergencies if not managed properly. Understand through this workshop how eating and drinking can be safely supported, for the benefit of residents and staff alike.

(g) Seating & Posture

Understand the essentials of positioning older adults for comfort and activity. Learn risk factors for pressure areas, discomfort, inactivity and disability related to seating and positioning. Discuss strategies to address discomfort when working with older adults.

(h) Sleep Matters

Good sleep has been recognised to be essential for our wellbeing at all stages of life. Research by the Sleep Health Foundation has found that 33 to 45 percent of Australians experience poor sleep patterns that lead to fatigue and irritability. This puts Australians at risk of low productivity and mental health issues. Meanwhile, sleep disturbances in older adults also bring about safety concerns such as increased risk of falls and injury; and is often a reason for residential care placement. The focus of this interactive workshop will be on enabling care teams to understand how sleep can be safely supported, for the benefit of residents and staff alike.

Workshop Postponed.

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