COVID-19

Ms Kellie Young1 1Gold Coast Health – Social Work Dept, Gold Coast, Australia Introduction COVID-19 stimulated Gold Coast Health (GCH) Social Work Services to consider alternate methods of service delivery due to the uncertainty of the feasibility of face-to-face interventions...
  • May 26, 2021
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Mariana Sudbury1 1Box Hill Hospital, Eastern Health, Australia Pandemics are not new; however, they pose significant challenges to how people work, socialise and manage their health (Madhav et al. 2017 p.1). The impact is especially pronounced for healthcare workers where...
  • May 26, 2021
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Mrs Tegan Bell1 1Austin Health, Heidelberg , Australia With COVID-19 being highly transmissible, Austin Health isolated suspected and confirmed coronavirus patients in dedicated wards. To provide best practice care while minimising our movements in these secure wards, allied health needed...
  • May 26, 2021
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Miss Phoebe Yeung1, Mr Mohamed Badawy1, Ms Jo-Anne Pinson1, Mr Michael Lawson1, Mr Christopher Leong1 1Monash Health, Clayton, Australia Aim This study aims to assess the utilisation of mobile X-ray units, mobile imaging of non-routine body parts, and radiographer to...
  • May 26, 2021
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Mrs Karen Benson1, Ms Ana Masara1, Mr Adrian Benson1, Dr Louise Greenstock2 1St. John Of God Hospital Warrnambool, Warrnambool, Australia, 2Western Alliance, Warrnambool, Australia Background Hydrotherapy is a well-known form of specialised physiotherapy treatment. St. John of God Hospital Warrnambool...
  • May 25, 2021
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Dr Paula Harding1, Associate Professor Lisa Somerville1, Mr Doug McCaskie1 1Alfred Health, Prahran, Australia On March 16th, 2020 the Victorian Government declared a State of Emergency to manage COVID-19. Allied Health (AH) at Alfred Health implemented the following four model...
  • May 25, 2021
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Mrs Mai-Anh Groves1 1Royal Melbourne Hospital/ Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia Issue RAPID response teams during COVID-19 required this team to adopt a telehealth/remote model; imposing challenges to delivery of practical interventions like assistive equipment provision and caregiver training;...
  • May 25, 2021
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Ms Jacqueline Kay1, Rose Goonan1, Michelle Middlewick1, Alana Jacob1 1Melbourne Health, Parkville, Australia Aim Describe the difference between anticipated and actual service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Method Retrospective audit of clinical preparation strategies for COVID-19, with analysis of positive...
  • May 25, 2021
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Dr Belinda Gavaghan1, Gretchen Young1 1AHPOQ Background The response to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the initiation of innovative service responses from all health professionals, including allied heath professionals. The need to rapidly adjust to different settings, demands and constraints,...
  • May 25, 2021
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Ms Candice Poupard1, Ms Stella Nelson1, Mr Chris Weiers1 1Western Health, Footscray, Australia Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, strict visitor restrictions have been in place across Melbourne hospitals. The limited access to family and friends impacted negatively on patient mood, engagement...
  • May 25, 2021
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