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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 


SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Service Release - Now Live

2 October 2017
It is with great pleasure that I announce you can now submit applications online via the SWEP portal using the revised Home Modification model for both the Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP) and for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Service Release

28 September 2017
SWEP is excited to announce the release of the revised Home Modification Service for both the Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP) and for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - NDIS Applications

27 September 2017

Dear Prescribers,

As you may be aware, SWEP has Working Arrangements with the NDIS for the provision of some Assistive Technology for Participants of the Scheme across Victoria.
When you submit a prescription to SWEP for a NDIS Participant, SWEP undertakes quality assurance checks on the application and then forwards the application to the Agency for a funding decision to be made. This decision is made by a NDIS Delegate in line with the NDIS Reasonable and Necessary Guidelines and the Participants goals and aspirations as outlined in their plan.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - CQU in Melbourne Upcoming Advanced Prescriber Courses

19 September 2017
SWEP & CQU have the below Advanced training courses available for Prescribers coming up. 
This is for SWEP registered Prescribers who wish to look at completing professional development and upgrading their Prescriber Levels.

You can register via the links or visit the CQU/SWEP website page.

SWEP Communique - Voice Prosthesis Product Discontinuation from Atos Medical

7 September 2017

Please see the attached communique received from Atos Medical advising that they will be discontinuing the supply of the following products:

1. Provox 2 Range of Voice Prosthesis

2. Provox Vega & Vega  XtraSeal Voice Prosthesis (Smart Inserter models)

SWEP Prescriber Communique - CQU Advanced Training Course

4 September 2017

5 Seats still available for the Adult Advanced bathing, toileting & seating

SWEP & CQU still have some spaces for the upcoming Advanced Adult Bathing, toileting & seating session.  This is for SWEP registered Prescribers who wish to look at completing professional development and upgrading their Prescriber Levels. This course will count at 30 CPD points for your upgrade request.

Date: Thursday, 7 September 2017 - Advanced Bathing, Toileting and Seating for Adults

SWEP Communique - Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program (LCGP)

1 September 2017

Dear Prescribers,

As always thank you all for your valuable feedback during the transition to online submission of applications for the Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program (LCGP).

As we previously mentioned in our last communique all applications must be submitted via our website from the 1st of September 2017. As from today we will no longer accept any applications lodged by mail, email or fax.

SWEP Communique - Orthotic Quote Template Update

1 September 2017
Dear Prescribers,

I would like to thank everyone who provided feedback following the release of the orthotic quotation template. Some further updates have been made to meet your requirements. The updated version and be found here.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Home Modifications Update

30 August 2017

Dear Prescribers,

I am pleased to announce that the revised home modification service is in the final stages of testing and we are on the verge of releasing the model.  We anticipated the release would be this month, however we have decided to postpone the release to next month to finalise adjustments to the online application.  SWEP acknowledges the postponement may be an inconvenience for some Prescribers, however our preference is to deliver the best service possible and we believe a short delay will achieve this.

SWEP Prescriber Communique - SWEP & Central Queensland University in Melbourne Seats still available for the Adult Advanced bathing, toileting & seating

18 August 2017

SWEP & CQU still have some spaces for the upcoming Advanced Adult Bathing, toileting & seating session.  This is for SWEP registered Prescribers who wish to look at completing professional development and upgrading their Prescriber Levels. This course will count at 30 CPD points for your upgrade request.

Date: Thursday, 7 September 2017 - Advanced Bathing, Toileting and Seating for Adults

For prescribers wishing to upgrade to Amber or Red

SWEP Prescriber Communique - SWEP AOPA Quotation Template

15 August 2017
I am excited to announce that SWEP has consulted with AOPA to create a quotation template to be submitted with future orthotic applications. The aim of this template is to ensure clear, consistent quotation practice that will allow us to better understand your services and costs. Expert practitioners within the field have reviewed the template to ensure it aligns closely with the practices of our prescriber group

SWEP Prescriber Communique - Client Communication & Portal Log in

11 August 2017
SWEP Prescriber Communique - Use of client email for SWEP Communications & Use of Prescriber Portal log in

SWEP Prescriber Communique - CQU in Melbourne Upcoming Advanced Prescriber Courses

4 August 2017

SWEP & CQU have the below Advanced training courses available for Prescribers this year.  This is for SWEP registered Prescribers who wish to look at completing professional development and upgrading their Prescriber Levels.

SWEP Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework

31 July 2017
We are very excited to be launching the revised SWEP Prescriber Registration and Credentialing Framework - The Framework.

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