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. 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 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

Available now

Zoom sessionsDateTime
Power Wheelchairs and Scooters8 September 20229:30am – 12:00pm
Bariatric equipment prescription14 September 2022
1 December 2022
9:30am – 12:00pm
Beds, mattresses and pressure care12 October 20229:30am – 12:00pm
Manual Wheelchairs and Cushions27 October 20229:30am – 12:00pm
Prescription Success for Footwear and Orthoses2 November 202212:45pm - 1:45pm
Power Assist Equipment3 November 20229:30am – 12:00pm
Prescription Success for self-care and mobility equipment16 November 202210:00am – 11:30am
Self-Care and Transfer Equipment8 December 202210:00am – 11:30am

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, and 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

Power Wheelchairs and Scooter

This session provides an overview of the EnableNSW Funding Criteria and reviews the range of power wheelchairs and scooters available through the EnableNSW Equipment Allocation Program (EAP) and/or on the NSW Government Contract 820.

Participants will learn:

  • The specifications and features of the power wheelchairs and scooters available
  • What to consider when prescribing power wheelchairs and scooters

Power Assist Equipment

This session provides an overview of the EnableNSW Funding Criteria and reviews the range of power assist equipment available through the NSW Government Contract 820.

Participants will learn:

  • The specifications and features of the power assist equipment available
  • What to consider when prescribing power assist equipment

Manual Wheelchairs and Pressure Cushions

This session provides an overview of the EnableNSW Funding Criteria and reviews the range of manual wheelchairs and pressure cushions available through the EnableNSW Equipment Allocation Program (EAP) and on the NSW Government Contract 820.

Participants will learn:

  • The specifications and features of the manual wheelchairs and pressure cushions available
  • What to consider when prescribing manual wheelchairs and pressure cushions

Prescribing Footwear and Orthoses

This session provides an overview of the information prescribers need gather to include in a prescription and subsequent request for funding.  Participants are advised to watch the online Enable 101 session 1 and 2 prior to attending this session and also attend the medical grade footwear prefabricated, custom made and modifications session.

Participants will learn:

  • What to look for during assessment of the person and their circumstances
  • Issues in prescribing such as aligning needs and wants, managing expectations and correction vs accommodation
  • Prescribing for frequently encountered foot problems, and
  • Tips for assessing efficacy of footwear and orthoses

Medical Grade Footwear – prefabricated, custom made and modifications

This session provides an overview of prefabricated medical grade footwear and custom made footwear.  Participants are advised to watch the online Enable 101 session 1 and 2 and prior to attending this session and also attend the Prescriber footwear and Orthoses session

Participants will learn

  • Types of shoe fit
  • Anatomy of a shoe
  • Shapes of footwear
  • Alignment of the foot in the shoe
  • Fitting, follow up and review, and
  • Who they can refer to

Prescription Success for Footwear and Orthoses

This session provides information on how to successfully apply for funding of footwear and orthoses through EnableNSW

Participants will learn:

  • What to consider when prescribing footwear and orthoses
  • 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