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Clinical Training Opportunities

Workshop : Tooltime
Adjustments in the field

Date : Friday, 6 August 2021
AM session : 9am to 12pm (Register now)
PM session : 1pm to 4pm (Register now)
Venue : Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley

Unicare Health, together with Sunrise Medical would like to invite all therapists involved in wheelchair adjustments to join us at this workshop.
Feel confident to make minor adjustments to a manual wheelchair and seating in the field, understand how a small adjustment can have significant, positive effects on function and know the difference between imperial and metric.

Facilitated by Prithy Sivaraman from the Sunrise Medical Clinical Hub, this workshop will include:

  • Adjustments to backrests, laterals and headrests
  • Understanding the use of postural supports including wedges, foam and fluid (and how to use them)
  • Wheelchair depth adjustment hints and tips
  • Wheelchair hanger and footplate adjustments
  • Axle position….Including COG, Camber and much much more

Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to get involved. If you have your own tools – bring them along. We can make sure you have the right tools for the job!

By the end of the session, you will feel confident to make changes to a client’s chair to make them more comfortable.

Please note that this workshop is tailored for OTs in the field to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the adjustability of Quickie and Breezy wheelchairs and be able to perform adjustments on these chairs.

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Support Surface Selection Workshop

Workshop : Support Surface Selection
– Demystifying Mattress Choice & Clinical Applications

Date : Thursday, 16 September 2021
Time : 9am to 1pm
Venue : Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley

Unicare Health would like to invite all involved in mattress choice for pressure injury management in hospitals, aged care, disability and community settings to join us at this workshop exploring extensive product range and clinical applications.

This workshop will

  • Discuss the Clinical Application of Support Surface Features
  • Mattress criteria essential for effective pressure injury management, comfort and sleep promotion
  • Compare and Contrast the features and benefits of foam, air, dry flotation mattress systems
  • Highlight the latest technological advances in mattress support surfaces that promote optimal wound and skin care, reduced manual handling, improved infection control, user comfort & safety and ease staff care requirements to achieve better wellness and health outcomes

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Workshop : Person-centred Moving and Handling Equipment
– Tips, Techniques & Clinical Practices

Date : Thursday, 21 October 2021
Time : 9am to 1pm
Venue : Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley

Innovations in moving and handling equipment technology and functionality are constantly evolving. This creates a need to remain up to date with products, functions and features in an effort to provide the optimal equipment solution for each individual user, environment and circumstances.

Therapist Goals:

  • Understand the fundamental features and benefits of Moving and Handling Equipment
  • Gain information on  Australian Standards related to Lifting Slings
  • Develop confidence in prescribing fit for purpose moving and handling equipment
  • Learn through discussion, problem solving strategies related to Person-centred Moving and Handling situations

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Showroom Open Mornings for Occupational Therapists

Upcoming sessions:
Monday, 15 March 2021 ( closed )
Monday, 22 March 2021 ( closed )
Monday, 12 April 2021 ( closed )
Monday, 10 May 2021 ( closed )
Monday, 14 June 2021 ( closed )
Monday, 19 July 2021 ( closed )
Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Friday, 17 September 2021

Time : 9am to 12pm
Venue : Unicare Health, 29 Alexandra Place, Bentley

Are you a newly practicing OT or an OT in a new role that requires you to be competent with prescribing equipment in the community? Join our clinical trainer, Annette Terranova, during our showroom open mornings to develop a greater familiarity with commonly prescribed assistive technology and examine clinical advantages of equipment range.