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Training for Facilities

Our clinicians can provide complimentary training to aged care facilities. From a specialised practical and theoretical sessions to updates on the latest industry standards, our allied health professionals offer a range of educational services.

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Some of the training sessions our clinicians can provide include:

Train the Trainer

Our Train the Trainer method can also empower nurses and carers to become manual handling champions to reinforce a positive manual handling culture and reduce workplace injuries.

Format:

  • Manual handling theory & practical: 2 hours (clinical staff) 1 hour (non-clinical staff)

  • Annual refresher/ competency (practical only): 1 hour

  • Manual handling champion training: 4 hours

Toolbox sessions

Our toolbox sessions offer practical guidance in specialised areas of allied health. This provides your employees with an opportunity to further develop their skills, gain confidence when handling residents, and provides a safer environment for residents.

Format:

  • Evidence-based clinical topics

  • 15 to 30 minutes depending on requirements

  • Suitable for registered nurses, enrolled nurses, personal care assistants, care-givers, all non-clinical staff in residential aged care facilities

Topics:

  • Falls prevention strategies

  • Exercise for falls prevention

  • Pain assessment

  • TENS

  • Heat packs

  • Massage

  • Mobility assessment

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Hip fracture management

  • Oedema and compression stockings

  • Pressure area care/ seating

  • Dementia, language and communication strategies

Clinical Education Presentations

In these sessions, our allied health professionals deliver face to face education sessions that ensure organisations meet the Australian Aged Care Quality
Agency’s new Accreditation Standards. They also develop a facility’s workforce so that they are sufficient, skilled, and qualified to provide quality personal care and clinical care, enhance quality services and supports for daily living.

Format:

  • 1 hour to 8 hours depending on requirements

  • Face to face or online learning portal

Topics by Allied Health Profession:

Dietetics
  • Malnutrition in the aging population

  • Texture modified diets and thickened fluids                

  • High energy, high protein diets

  • Nutritional supplements

  • Managing weight gain and diabetes

  • Coeliac disease

  • Role of the dietitian in aged care

Speech Therapy
  • Dysphagia & safe swallow strategies clinical staff

  • Dysphagia & safe swallow strategies kitchen staff

  • COPD and silent aspiration

  • Dementia & dysphagia

  • Role of the speech pathologist in aged care

 Physiotherapy
  • ACFI guidelines

  • Pain management

  • Falls & exercise

  • Manual handling

  • Compression stockings and DVT

  • Introduction to massage

Occupational Therapy
  • Dementia communication & activity groups

  • Clinical seating and pressure area care

Clinical information sessions

These sessions are targeted more towards the general public, family members, carers, residents, but health care staff may also find them beneficial. We see this as a fun, inclusive and proactive was to interact with residents, family and staff.

Format:

  • 1 - 8 hours depending on requirements

Topics:

  • The clinical information sessions are customisable to suit clients’ needs

  • Promote positive aging, wellness and reablement

Residents Meetings

Vivir allied health clinicians can deliver education during resident meetings to raise awareness of specific health messages amongst residents and families. The Accreditation Standards advocate for residents to make informed choices about the care they receive, through partnerships with health care staff. Our inclusive learning program improves health literacy of residents and family alike.

Format:

  • 30 minutes

OHS Manual Handling

Vivir Healthcare has an extensive network of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who are equipped with the latest ergonomic advice and codes of conduct that influence manual handling in each state.

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