Prescriber education

New Zoom sessions added. See details below.

All face to face prescriber education sessions have been postponed following advice from NSW Health in response to the Covid-19 situation. If you have registered to attend a session, you will automatically be enrolled in a new session later in the year. If the new date does not suit you, please email our team at HSNSW-EAPVisits@health.nsw.gov.au and we will try our best to accommodate you. All new information will be updated on this page.

The following assistive technology (AT) education sessions are available to EnableNSW eligible prescribers. All sessions are facilitated by EnableNSW Statewide Clinical Advisors in partnership with suppliers and clinical educators.

If you are unable to attend a session which you have booked, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to other interested prescribers.

Online sessionsTime

Enable 101

Updated presentations coming soon

Zoom sessionsDateTime

Prescription Success for self-care and mobility equipment

31 March 2021

10:00am – 11:30am

Bariatric equipment prescription

6 May 2021

9:30am – 12:00pm

Beds, mattresses and pressure care

3 June 2021

9:30am – 12:00pm

Self-care and transfer equipment

24 June 2021

9:30am – 12:00pm

Face to face sessionsDateTime

To be confirmed

 

Registrations

For Zoom sessions, please email your booking/waiting list request to HSNSW-EAPVisits@health.nsw.gov.au specifying which session you are interested in attending and further information will be provided.

Prescription Success for self-care and mobility equipment

This session provides information on how to successfully apply for funding of self-care and mobility equipment through EnableNSW.

Participants will learn:

  • How to complete the relevant forms including how to link the request to the corresponding funding criteria
  • How to convert your assessment results and clinical recommendations into the request for funding
  • When to include information about specific features and accessories on the request
  • How to read and interpret a quote for equipment from a supplier

Bariatric self-care and mobility equipment

This session provides an overview of the bariatric self-care and mobility equipment available through EnableNSW.

Participants will learn:

  • What to consider when prescribing bariatric self-care and mobility equipment including body anthropometrics, safe working loads (SWLs)
  • The different specifications and features of stock / contract bariatric equipment including wheelchairs, beds and mattresses, pressure cushions, bathing and toileting equipment, and transfer aids

Beds, mattresses and pressure care

This session provides an overview of the EnableNSW Funding Criteria and reviews the range of beds and mattresses available through the EnableNSW Equipment Allocation Program (EAP) and available on the NSW Government Contract 819.

Participants will learn:

  • To identify pressure injury stages and gain an understanding of different pressure risk assessment scales
  • The different features of the beds and mattresses available
  • What to consider when prescribing beds, bed accessories and mattresses, including considerations around pressure management and safety.

Self-care and transfer equipment

This session provides an overview of the EnableNSW Funding Criteria and reviews the range of bathing, showering, toileting and transfer equipment available through the EnableNSW Equipment Allocation Program (EAP) and on the NSW Government Contract 820. A focus on contract power lift chairs as transfer equipment will be included.

Participants will learn:

  • The specifications and features of the self-care and transfer equipment available
  • What to consider when prescribing self-care and transfer equipment