Contact Enable on 1800362253 or email enable@health.nsw.gov.au

Prescriber Education

The following assistive technology education sessions are available to eligible prescribers of EnableNSW equipment. All sessions are facilitated by EnableNSW Statewide Clinical Advisors.

Face to Face Sessions are held at the EnableNSW Equipment Centre, Homebush unless otherwise specified. Please click on the session below for details of the training content.

Face to Face SessionDateTime

Powered Mobility

17 August 2017

9.00am - 2.00pm

Power Conversion for Manual Wheelchairs

23 August 2017

9.00am - 12.00pm

Occupational Therapy Australia Workshop: Introduction to Seating Prescription

11 - 12 September 2017

See below for details re registration

Manual Wheelchair & Pressure Cushions

11 October 2017

9.00am - 1.00pm

Beds and Mattresses

25 October 2017

9.00am - 1.00pm

Medical Grade and Custom Footwear

14 November 2017

10.00am - 12.00pm

Bathing Showering and Toileting Equipment

22 November 2017

9.00am - 12.30pm

Self-Care and Mobility
Rural onsite in Murrumbidgee

14 November 2017

9.30am – 4.00pm

Transfer Aids

6 December 2017

9.00am – 1.00pm

Video conference SessionDateTime

Paediatric Equipment

12 October 2017

9.00am – 11.30am

Beds and Mattresses

29 November 2017

9.30am – 12.00pm

Registration for Face to Face Session

Please email your booking/waiting list request to HSNSW-EAPVisits@health.nsw.gov.au specifying which session you are interested in attending. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.

You will receive a confirmation email reserving your place in the selected session/s or indicating you have been placed on the waiting list. If you are unable to attend an allocated session please contact EnableNSW as soon as possible so your place can be allocated to the next person on the waiting list.

Registration for Video Conference Session

To register, please email a completed Video Conference Registration Form (MS Word) to HSNSW-EAPVisits@health.nsw.gov.au

Places are limited so register your site and the names of the participants who will be attending from your venue, as soon as possible. To avoid duplicate registrations from one site, we recommend that you nominate one representative from your site who can register on behalf of all the attending participants of your site.

You will receive a confirmation email reserving your place in the selected session/s or indicating you have been placed on the waiting list. If you are unable to attend an allocated session please contact EnableNSW as soon as possible so your place can be allocated to the next person on the waiting list.

Education session and learning outcomes - face to face

Powered Mobility (including power wheelchairs and scooters)

This session focuses on commonly prescribed powered mobility and will include a practical session. An equipment supplier has been invited to provide up-to-date information on the latest power wheelchair models and compatible seating, and lead a discussion on advanced powered mobility set-up.

Participants will learn:

  • The clinical criteria and processes for funding of power wheelchairs and scooters through EnableNSW
  • The common features and options available for powered mobility
  • How the different drive wheels and set-up of power wheelchairs can alter performance
  • What to consider when prescribing powered mobility
  • What to consider when prescribing seating for power wheelchairs

Power Conversion for Manual Wheelchairs

This session focuses on an overview of the types of power conversion options for manual wheelchairs available for independent mobility and attendant control. Participants will have an opportunity to trial manual wheelchairs with power conversion during the practical session.

Participants will learn:

  • What to consider when prescribing a manual wheelchair with power conversion
  • The range of power conversion options available
  • Which wheelchairs interface with which power conversion option
  • What power conversion options are available on the NSW Government Contract 217B

Occupational Therapy Australia Workshop: Introduction to Seating Prescription - External Course

Occupational Therapy Australia will be holding a 2 day workshop at the EnableNSW Equipment Centre.

This is a two-day workshop (Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 September 2017) for Occupational Therapists covering the knowledge and skills base required to assess and prescribe seating systems. This workshop is targeted at Occupational Therapists with minimal experience or Occupational Therapists who may be new to prescribing wheelchairs and postural equipment.

There is a cost. For further information and to register visit the Occupational Therapy Australia website.

Manual Wheelchair & Pressure Cushions

This session includes manual wheelchairs provided through the EnableNSW Equipment Allocation Program (EAP) and available on the NSW Government Contract 217B. A supplier has been invited to provide up-to–date information on the latest wheelchair models and to lead a discussion around advanced wheelchair set-up.

Participants will learn:

  • What to consider when prescribing a manual wheelchair
  • What wheelchairs and pressure cushions are available through the EAP and on NSW Government Contract 217B
  • What is the difference between standard and customised manual wheelchairs and the features and accessories available
  • How to take basic seating/wheelchair measurements
  • How make simple adjustments to a standard manual wheelchair to suit an individual’s anthropometrics

Beds and Mattresses

This session focuses on the range of beds and mattresses available through the EnableNSW Equipment Allocation Program (EAP) and on the NSW Government Contract 217A. A supplier has been invited to provide updated information on products listed in the 217A Contract.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the stages of pressure injuries and the different pressure risk assessment scales
  • Explore the different features of the beds and mattresses available from EAP and on the NSW Government Contract 217A
  • Discuss what to consider when prescribing beds and mattresses, including person, environmental and safety considerations.

Medical Grade and Custom Footwear

The sessions are suitable for people unfamiliar with EnableNSW or new to footwear prescription.

Participants will learn:

  • What to consider when prescribing medical grade footwear
  • The different specifications and features of prefabricated and customised footwear
  • Tips for assessment and the process when requesting footwear through EnableNSW

Bathing Showering and Toileting Equipment

This session focuses on equipment provided through the EnableNSW Equipment Allocation Program (EAP) and available on the NSW Government Contract 217B. A supplier has been invited to provide updated information on products listed in the 217B Contract.

Participants will learn:

  • What equipment is available through the EAP and on the NSW Government Contract 217B
  • What to consider when prescribing bathing, showering and toileting equipment
  • How to make simple adjustments to suit an individual’s anthropometrics

Self-Care and Mobility for Rural Prescribers

This session provides an overview and a hands on experience, of the self-care and mobility equipment available through the EnableNSW Equipment Centre. The session will also include information on the equipment available from the NSW Government Contracts (217A, 217B, 963) and how EnableNSW interfaces with the NDIS.

Participants will learn:

  • The clinical criteria and current processes for providing equipment through the EnableNSW Equipment Centre to eligible people
  • What to consider when prescribing standard off-the-shelf, self-care and mobility equipment
  • The different specifications and features of Stock equipment including manual wheelchairs, beds and mattresses, pressure cushions, bathing and toileting equipment, and transfer aids
  • How to make simple adjustments to the equipment
  • Maintenance and care of the equipment - educating clients and their family / carers

Ideas of what to cover during the day:

  • Intro to EnableNSW stock equipment and an update of the rural expansion project
  • What’s new at EnableNSW including new stock forms and Clinical Criteria and Clearance
  • What is available from EnableNSW for the rural therapists
  • How EnableNSW and NDIS work together

Overview of products using the website so they can learn more about navigating our site:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Beds
  • Mattresses
  • Pressure cushions
  • Hoist and sling
  • Mobile shower commodes
  • Bathing equipment
  • Power wheelchairs
  • Paediatric equipment

Hands on experience:

  • Hoist people on and off bed from mobile shower commode/wheelchair
  • Trial the profiling features of a bed
  • Investigate differences between slings and how to measure a person to get the right size sling
  • How to don and doff a sling from wheelchair and bed
  • Simple adjustments to the manual wheelchairs and mobile shower commodes
  • Hands on experience of the different pressure cushions and mattresses - investigating their properties and pros and cons

Transfer Aids

This session focuses on commonly prescribed transfer aids and will include a practical session. A supplier has been invited to provide updated information on products listed in the 217B Contract.

Participants will learn:

  • What transfer aids are available through the Equipment Allocation Program (EAP) and on the NSW Government Contract 217B
  • What to consider when prescribing lifting and standing hoists
  • What to consider when prescribing slings to suit an individual’s needs

Education session and learning outcomes - video conferencing

Paediatric Self-Care and Mobility Equipment

This session focuses on the equipment available through EnableNSW stock.

Participants will learn:

  • What to consider when prescribing equipment for children, including safety, restrictive practice and transport
  • The range of paediatric self-care and mobility equipment available through EnableNSW and on NSW Government Contract 217B
  • What growth adjustments to consider when prescribing and adjusting strollers, wheelchairs and seating

Beds and Mattresses

This session focuses on the range of beds and mattresses available on the NSW Government Contract 217A through EnableNSW.

Participants will explore:

  • What to consider when prescribing beds and mattresses, including- the person, their pressure care needs, the environmental and specific safety considerations.
  • The different features of the beds and mattresses available on the NSW Government Contract 217A.