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SWEP Bed Communique May 2018

18 May 2018

Dear Prescribers,

Last year SWEP worked with our Clinical Advisors and Rehabilitation Engineer to review the prescription of bedding systems. This was a significant piece of work which aimed to develop tools and resources to assist clinicians to identify the most suitable bed and mattress for a person with a disability regardless of their size, weight or age.

There were several important outcomes to this project;

  1. Changes to the prescription of beds with bedrail guidelines
  2.  Introduction of an assessment tool for bed, mattress and bed equipment
  3. Clinical considerations for bedrails and bed sticks sheet

Performance Report Card March 2018

30 April 2018
We have collated the data for March 2018 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Continence Communique

26 April 2018
Summary: SWEP is acutely aware that some of our adult clients are waiting in excess of 12 months for their continence products.

We have implemented a strategy to support as many people as we can and reduce wait times by providing those people who need washable products (bedding and briefs) with a ' one-time " supply only.

UPDATE -EOI for State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) Subject Matter Experts

23 April 2018
Dear Prescribers,

Further to the email sent out on Saturday 21st April regarding the EOI for Subject Matter Experts we wish to provide some further clarification regarding the Allied Health Education Subject Matter Experts.

We are seeking Allied Health clinicians with education expertise - these are likely to be experienced Allied Health professionals (who may have a reasonable understanding of Assistive Technology) but we are particularly looking for expertise in education. Those familiar with education principles, development and delivery of education, assessment and evaluation, supervision, competency based training etc.

EOI for State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) Subject Matter Experts

21 April 2018
SWEP is seeking EOI's from Rehabilitation Engineers, Recreational Therapists, Allied Health Clinicians with Educational expertise and Respiratory Scientists to join our expert Panel.

The Subject Matter Experts will join our Clinical Advisor Panel to provide advice to the Chief Allied Health Officer, SWEP.
We are seeking highly experienced candidates who can demonstrate a minimum 10 years of experience working either with assistive technology (AT), oxygen equipment, or educating Allied Health professionals.  Candidates should also be able to demonstrate participation in activities that contribute directly to maintaining there competence and expertise.

SWEP and BHS request for tender for Non Customised Equipment

19 April 2018

SWEP & Ballarat Health Services on 17th April 2018 released a request for tender for Non Customised Equipment. Details of this tender can be found on the Vic Tenders website.

Please click here for more information

SWEP and BHS request for tender for Non Customised Equipment - Suppliers

19 April 2018

SWEP & Ballarat Health Services on 17th April 2018 released a request for tender for Non Customised Equipment. Details of this tender can be found on the Vic Tenders website.


Please click here for more information

Performance Report Card February 2018

29 March 2018
We have collated the data for February 2018 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

VCRC State Conference Registration

22 March 2018

CFA Vic Branch will proudly host the 7th Annual Regional State Conference "The Scope and Spectrum of Incontience" at the RACV Club Resort in Torquay.

This event will take place across two days from 17 - 18 May 2018 and will include a pre-conference afternoon workshop followed by a full day of exciting presentations and discussions.

March Blog

16 March 2018
In our latest video Jeni Burton - SWEP Operations Director talks to Iain and his mum Alison about how SWEP has helped them. Iain has been supported by SWEP for over seven years and chatted with Jeni about his experience with the program

February Blog

28 February 2018
This month we are explaining SWEP's relationship with the NDIA.

To read more and watch our latest video starring our NDIS Manager for SWEP -Teagan Hegert, who will talk you through our new NDIS Brochure click here.

Performance Report Card January 2018

19 February 2018
We have collated the data for January 2018 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Changes to Registration Framework

16 February 2018

As you will be aware SWEP has made a lot of changes to our Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework over the past 12 months. The Framework was implemented to enhance the professional governance and accountability related to the prescription of Assistive Technology. Many of the revisions and changes have been as a result of the invaluable feedback our prescribers, health care employers and professional bodies have provided. Subsequently our Framework continues to strengthen.

SWEP Communique - Update AHPRA Number for SWEP Web Portal

15 February 2018

Dear Prescribers,

 

We are currently auditing the SWEP prescriber registrations for missing AHPRA numbers.

If you can check your SWEP Web portal details to confirm we do have your correct AHPRA number recorded. If not you can update your details or forward your AHPRA number to us.

SWEP Performance Report Card December 2017

5 February 2018
We have collated the data for December 2017 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Performance Report Card November 2017

2 January 2018
We have collated the data for November 2017 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

January Blog

1 January 2018
Welcome to our first Blog. This month we talk about SWEP and our relationshiop with Chemtronics.

To read more and watch our video that explains the partnership we have with Chemtronics click here

Expression of Interest (EOI) for State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) Clinical Advisor Panel

19 December 2017
SWEP is seeking EOI's from Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Orthotists, Continence Nurses, Podiatrists and Respiratory Physicians to join our expert Panel.

The Clinical Advisor Panel provides clinical support and validation to prescribers as well as expert advice to the Chief Allied Health Officer, SWEP.

SWEP e-news December 2017

15 December 2017
If you would like to view the news letter please click here

SWEP Performance Report Card October 2017

4 December 2017
We have collated the data for October 2017 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Supplier Communique - Wig Applications

15 November 2017
SWEP have conducted a review of wig applications and as a result a wig application form has been developed along with an Information leaflet. This will ensure a clear and consistent practice for all wig applications. These are located on the SWEP website here

All future applications for wigs will need to have an application form completed, by the client or in conjunction with the supplier.

Communique regarding repairs to equipment for NDIS participants

9 November 2017
SWEP has Working Arrangements with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) for the supply of most Assistive Technology (AT) to Participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

SWEP not only assist with the initial procurement of AT but coordinate ongoing repairs and maintenance of equipment for NDIS Participants.

SWEP Performance Report Card September 2017

2 November 2017
We have collated the data for September 2017 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program

SWEP Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework Update

19 October 2017

The revised SWEP Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework - The Framework, was launched in July 2017.

At this time we acknowledged that SWEP was leading the way and entering new territory with The Framework and asked for your valued feedback.

Thank you to those who have taken the time to familiarise themselves with The Framework and provide us with really important feedback.

SWEP Communique - Changes to Guidelines for Supply of Voice Prostheses

2 October 2017

The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) has received additional funding from the Victorian Government that has enabled us to review guidelines in relation to the number of voice prostheses that can be supplied per annum
As of July 1, 2017, eligible clients will be able to apply for a maximum of 3 voice prostheses over a 12-month period from the date of the first application.  
Additional demand for this item category will be carefully monitored over the next 12 months. 



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