Interprofessional Education and Practice

Prof Mary Butler1, Senior Lecturer Machiko Niimi2 1University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, 2Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand Interprofessional, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practice are increasingly emphasised in healthcare education and practice. Increasing specialization means that it is difficult for a single...
  • May 26, 2021
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Ms Melissa Rixon1, Mr Thao Nguyen1, Ms Eloise Thompson1, Ms Laura Smith1, Rachel Minett1 1Melbourne Health, Parkville, Australia Background Sixty-nine percent of acute stroke patients have upper limb impairments on admission. Over 400 physiotherapists and occupational therapists have attended the...
  • May 26, 2021
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Martha Sorensen1, Ann Gregory1 1Ccdhb, Wellington, New Zealand Background Through moving to a centralised triage community referral management model we identified the opportunity to trial remote delegation to Allied Health Assistants to manage OT/PT referrals following initial phone triage. Would...
  • May 26, 2021
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Mrs Katie Cole1, Mrs Sarah Chapman1 1Canberra Health Service, Canberra, Australia Introduction The Allied Health Graduate Program (AHGP) has been in place since 2013. The program runs once to twice each year. It includes six modules designed to support transition...
  • May 25, 2021
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Mrs Emma Hays1, Miss Lauren Davies1 1Melbourne Health, Parkville, Australia Introduction Patients frequently present with disorders of consciousness (DOC) post acquired brain injury (ABI). The neuro-behavioural assessment of DOC by speech pathology (SP) and occupational therapy (OT) staff at a...
  • May 24, 2021
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Ms Emma Edwards1, Ms Nikki Lyons1,4, Ms Lisa Edwards1, Mr Mark Kelly1, Ms Olivia King1,2,3, Ms Laura Kavanagh1, Ms Jane Dow1 1Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia, 2South West Healthcare, Warnambool, Australia, 3Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education, Clayton, Australia, 4Deakin...
  • May 24, 2021
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Dr Sue Fitzpatrick1, Mr Patrick Brown1, Kate Andersen1 1Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong, Australia Background/ Objectives Risk of hospital-acquired adverse health outcomes has prompted efforts to avoid unnecessary hospital admission in older patients (Pritchard et. al, 2020). The use...
  • May 24, 2021
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Ms Angela Wood1, Ms Karyn Paterson1, Ms Louise Nicholls1 1Metro South Health , Brisbane, Australia Interprofessional collaboration and leadership supports optimal patient and organisational outcomes. At Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH), an Interprofessional Leadership Program (IPL) was collaboratively designed, implemented and...
  • May 21, 2021
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Mrs Lucy Whelan1,3, Mr Tony Sheng1, Ms Loraine Ng1, Mrs Andrea Bramley1,2 1Monash Health, Clayton, Australia, 2La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia, 3Monash University, Clayton, Australia Supervised clinical placements are an essential part of Allied Health Assistant (AHA) training and workforce...
  • May 19, 2021
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Mrs Joyti Zwar1 1University of South Australia, Department of Rural Health, Allied Health and Human Performance, Whyalla, Australia The University of South Australia, Department of Rural Health established a community clinic at its Regional campus in Whyalla 2018, providing rural...
  • May 19, 2021
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