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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.

Snapshot June 2016

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

SWEP Communique - Prescriber Website Update

19 August 2016

Thank you to all the prescribers who have registered as a prescriber with SWEP and/or logged in to use our new website portal to lodge applications.  Your feedback has helped us hugely to adjust and correct the web-site functionality as the change has been implemented.

SWEP Supra Pubic Catheter

16 August 2016
Continence Product Changes - New SWEP Catalogue 2016 - Following a rigorous tender process in May 2016, SWEP's continence product catalogue was updated. As part of the change process a number of continence items previously available on contract are no longer available.

CQ University - Current Program

29 July 2016
CQUniversity's Melbourne Campus is delighted to announce a new Assistive Technology Continuing Professional Development Program. CQUniversity has partnered with SWEP (State Wide Equipment Program) to develop and deliver a professional development and competency assessment program for new and existing SWEP allied health prescribers.

SWEP Supplier Communique - Home Modifications

20 July 2016
Dear Builder/Tradesperson,
 
SWEP has been advised that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) free home inspection service undertaken by Architects through the Home Renovation Service will cease as of 30 June 2016.

SWEP Orthotics and Footwear

19 July 2016
Further to our communique published on the 29th of June 2016 regarding the review of the Orthotics and Footwear program please find following a copy of Information for Orthotics: Standardised Quotes & Invoices, Frequently Asked Questions for your information.

Product Recall for product correction - James Leckey Design Mygo Stander

12 July 2016

Product Recall for product correction - James Leckey Design Mygo Stander

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission/Product Safety Australia has issued a recall notice for James Leckey Design Mygo Standers, supplied by Otto Bock Australia

Product Recall for product correction - Quickie Q7 Manual Wheelchair

11 July 2016
Product Recall for product correction - Quickie Q7 Manual Wheelchair

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a recall notice for Quickie Q7 Manual Wheelchairs, manufactured by Sunrise Medical Pty Ltd, under the following models

Prescriber Newsletter July 2016

8 July 2016
Please see the attached Prescriber Newsletter

Prescriber Update Home Modifications

1 July 2016

Dear Prescriber,

As you may be aware from previous communiques, SWEP is introducing a new home modification model. In consultation with regulatory bodies' advice, the new model will incorporate Architects, Builders, Draftspersons, Building Surveyors and Building Inspectors to provide a quality assurance process for clients that receive funding from SWEP.


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