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SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Update

3 February 2017

Dear Prescribers,

As part of the new SWEP home modification's model, an Expression of Interest (EOI) will be released to invite Building Professionals to apply for membership to a Home Modification's Panel. The Panel will consist of registered and credentialed Building Professionals that have the ability and committed to provide home modifications for Clients and Participants that complies with the new model's standards and requirements. 

SWEP Performance Report Card November 2016

25 January 2017
We have collated the data for November 2016 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Wheelchairs and Scooters for Adults Training Day

17 January 2017
ADVANCED/AMBER/RED:  WHEELCHAIRS & SCOOTERS FOR ADULTS (Full day)
When: Friday February 10th 2017, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Where: CQUniversity, Melbourne - 120 Spencer St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Cost: $365 (includes GST)

Workshop Information:
This one day workshop is designed for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who wish to further their knowledge and skills with regards to wheelchairs and the available features for adults. This workshop is suitable for therapists wishing to become advanced prescribers, including Green prescribers aspiring to become Amber prescribers, Amber prescribers aspiring to become Red prescribers and for Red prescribers to enable skill maintenance. This workshop is also suitable for therapists who are not SWEP prescribers however require advanced knowledge and skills to assist them in Wheelchair prescription. This workshop will be presented by Yvonne Duncan, SWEP Clinical Advisor & Senior Physiotherapist.

SWEP e-NEWS December 2016

16 December 2016
SWEP Consumer Newsletter - 4th Edition December 2016

SWEP Consumer Newsletter

CLARIFICATION REGARDING THE PROCESS OF PROCURING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR VICTORIA NORTH AREA NDIS PARTICIPANTS

14 December 2016

The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have established a Working Arrangement for participants who have transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria and are requiring Assistive Technology (AT).

The Working Arrangement outlines the provision of all AT needs for NDIS participants and covers State and Territory Government AT provider schemes, which in Victoria is SWEP.

SWEP Performance Report Card October 2016

30 November 2016
We have collated the data for October 2016 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

ADVANCED/AMBER/RED: WHEELCHAIRS & SEATING FOR CHILDREN (Full day)

17 November 2016
ADVANCED/AMBER/RED: WHEELCHAIRS & SEATING FOR CHILDREN (Full day) 

When: Friday 2nd December 2016, 9.30am to 4.30pm 

Where: CQUniversity, Melbourne - 120 Spencer St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Cost: $365 (includes GST)

SWEP Email Communication Issues due to blacklisting.

15 November 2016
Dear Prescribers,
 
Unfortunately last week the Ballarat Health Services and SWEP email domains were blacklisted, impairing our ability to communicate with other external email servers. 

RCH Advice regarding trampolines

14 November 2016
Trampolines are not suitable for children under 6 years of age. They should be considered sports equipment, not a toy.  Use enclosed trampoline nets to avoid falls from trampolines. This information is sourced from the Royal Childrens Hospital website

Home Modifications Communique

9 November 2016

Dear Prescribers,

In the coming months SWEP will be implementing a new model for home modifications, which you may be aware of from previous SWEP communiques.

ADVANCED/AMBER/RED: MOBILITY AIDS FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS (Full day)

8 November 2016

ADVANCED/AMBER/RED: MOBILITY AIDS FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS (Full day)


When: Friday 25th November 2016, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Where: CQUniversity, Melbourne - 120 Spencer St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

SWEP Communique Prescriber - Credentialing Framework changes

7 November 2016
The new framework can be found on this link: https://swep.bhs.org.au/files/53/SWEP_Prescriber_Registration_and_Credentialing_Framework.pdf

The main changes can be found on Page 2 to Page 4, and are summarised in Appendix 3.
In short all new prescribers must attend either a full or half day induction session depending on their discipline. SWEP will subsidise the cost for new graduates.

Prescriber Presentation

3 November 2016
Presentation given by Wendy Hubbard regarding SWEPs new credentialling model

SWEP Communique - Beds, Mattresses and Bed Accessories

2 November 2016
From November 1 Bedsticks will be moved to Red category. This is in recognition of the complexity of prescribing bedsticks given the number of the adverse events which have occurred across the country where clients have either been injured or have died.

Snapshot September 2016

2 November 2016
We have collated the data for September 2016 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

SWEP Communique - Phone & Team Changes

31 October 2016
As per our previous communique, in order to improve SWEP's services and more closely manage our applications we have now changed our team structure.

SWEP Snapshot - August 2016

28 October 2016
We have collated the data for August 2016 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

Swep Prescriber Update

18 October 2016
In order to improve SWEPs services and more closely manage our applications we will be going through a change in structure over the next several months.

Product Recall for product correction - Rehab Assist C-Series ceiling hoists

20 September 2016
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a recall notice for Rehab Assist C-Series ceiling hoists. The recall is for product correction of some carry bars used with the ceiling hoists, due to the potential for a plastic attachment swivel to break.

Stroller Update

16 September 2016

The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) has received correspondence in relation to the regulation of special-needs strollers from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).

CQU-SWEP ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CPD PROGRAM ADVANCED SPECIALISED TRANSFERS EDUCATION

12 September 2016
This one day workshop is designed for Occupational Therapists & Physiotherapists who wish to further their knowledge & skills with regards to hoists, slings & transfers for people with disabilities. This workshop will be presented by Sarah Macneil & Lindy Johnson.

SWEP Domiciliary Oxygen Program Prescriber Manual - August 2016

30 August 2016

Dear Oxygen Prescribers,

You may not be aware that SWEP offers assistance to all SWEP registered Prescribers in the form of a Clinical Advisors Panel. The Oxygen Clinical Advisors Panel has been working on developing a guide for the Oxygen Program that will assist you in completing the application process for your clients.

Product recall for product correction - Molift Air ceiling hoist

30 August 2016

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a recall notice for Molift Air ceiling hoists distributed between May 2013 and January 2016.

The supplier, Patient Handling, in consultation with the TGA, is undertaking a recall for product correction. 

SWEP - Stroller Update

22 August 2016
SWEP Communique - Stroller Update

Snapshot July 2016

22 August 2016
We have collated the data for July 2016 and presented the achievements of each program for this month. Every month we will provide information about each program.

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