Allied Health Link Round Up Blog – January 2018

ALLIED HEALTH LINK ROUND UP BLOG – JANUARY 2018

Save time, get it all in one super cool place –

here are some awesome links you, as an awesome allied health

professional, need to know about right now…  

Please comment or shoot me an email if you feel you would like a different area of clinical or non-clinical practice covered or if you feel there is an awesome blog / link / service / research / innovation your fellow AHP’s should really know about!!

 

What is 2018 going to hold for you?

What are your plans for 2018?

 

 

 

 

Clinical

 

National Institute For Health & Care Excellence

Based in the UK, the NICE Guidelines aim to improve health and social care through evidence based guidance.

Check out these recently updated guidelines –

Parkinson’s Disease Management  (we don’t have a National Guideline here in Australia!!)

Neuropathic & Chronic Pain

Get the app & keep these guidelines in your pocket!    Get the IOS app here

 

Functional Neurological Disorders

In Australia, one in three clients in Neurology out patient clinics have Functional Neurological Disorder. If you work in an out patient setting, you need to be across these resources for you, your colleagues and your clients…

FND HOPE

Fantastic website with free webinars and resources!  Sign up for up to date information – here at Allied Health Support, we will also endeavour to share and promote all these upcoming events

FND Australia

What I love about this site is the free resources for allied health professionals such as the Brisbane Functional Neurological Disorder Clinic Questionnaire and the Self-Management or Maintaining Progress template… Jump on and share with your networks!

For those living in Australia – this Functional Disorders Masterclass will be in Brisbane – dates yet to be confirmed

 

Leadership   

How To Give & Receive Feedback Without Destroying Souls

This blog post from the popular Flying Solo website may be just the reminder you need…

 

Equipment & Resources

Health Engine 

This is a very cool website and smartphone app to enable access to healthcare providers.  Free for patients, you can find and make an appointment with a healthcare provider 24/7.  For practitioners, it takes care of the bookings and all that entails, for you.

Health Engine are so innovative, we have invited them to speak at our Allied Health Virtual Conference on INNOVATION IN PRIVATE PRACTICE -Feb 22 www.alliedhealthvirtualconference.com.au

 

Blogs                                                           

Understanding Google Analytics

Guide To Online Patient Reviews

Medication Manager

 

Private Practice

In the coming few months, every Australian will have an electronic health record – unless they specifically opt out. If you are a healthcare provider or a healthcare consumer, you need to be aware of what this means!

Australian Digital Health Agency

Digital health is coming whether we like it or not! It electronically connects our different points of care so that health info can be shared securely, reducing risks for health professionals whilst creating a more efficient and effective health service for clients.

My Health Record is a core component of digital health. You can register for My Health Record here as a private healthcare practitioner

Check out this free presentation to get your head around it all here

Register for My Health Record online training here

 

Paediatric Private Practice Virtual Conference

14th Feb  – Online   

Look out for ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES Virtual Exhibition BOOTH! So fun! Come & say a virtual hello…

 

 

Self Care    

 

Here’s a lovely BLOG post from Tiny Buddha

45 Simple Self-Care Practices for a Healthy Mind Body & Soul

 

Research

Functional Neurological Disorders & Sleep Quality

Graham, C.D. & Kyle, S.D. (2017). A Preliminary Investigation of sleep quality in functional neurological disorders: Poor sleep appears common and is associated with functional impairment. Journal of the Neurological Sciences; 378: 163-166. (accessed 13/1/18).

 

Physical Exercise & Cognitive Impairment

Lam, F.M.H., Huang, M., Liao, L., Chung, R.C.K., Kwok, T.C.Y., Pang, M.Y.C. (2018). Physical exercise improves strength, balance, mobility and endurance in people with cognitive impairment and dementia: A systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy. 64 (1): 4-15. (accessed 13/1/18)

 

Pacifiers & Suck Patterning

Zimmerman, E., Forlano, J & Gouldstone, A. (2017) Not all pacifiers are created equal: A mechanical examination of pacifiers and their impact on suck patterning. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26: 1202-1212. (accessed 13/1/18)

 

Home Modifications

de Lange, L., Coyle, E., Todd, H., Williams, C. (2018). Evidence based practice guidelines for prescribing home modifications for clients with bariatric needs. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12443 (accessed 13/1/18)

 

Events For Allied Health Practitioners Coming UP!

 

 

British Association for Music Therapy – International Conference

16-17 Feb, London

Coming UP

FEB 1 – PERSONAL BRANDING & SOCIAL MEDIA

FEB 8 – VIDEO MARKETING FOR YOUR PRACTICE

FEB 13 – 2017 in REVIEW: CHANGES FOR NEUROLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

FEB 22 – INNOVATION IN PRIVATE PRACTICE

MAR 5 – PERSONAL PLANNING FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

 

 

 

Jo Muirhead’s  – 12 week training & coaching course

5 Favourite People Networking Marketing That Works – Online Feb 21/22

 

 

Flinders University in Adelaide are hosting some cool professional development sessions for AHPs –

Neuroimaging for Allied Health & Nursing – Feb 26

OT Drivers Assessment & Rehabilitation – commences online Feb 28, 5 day face to face June 4-8th

Stroke Rehabilitation: Current Evidence and Future Priorities- March 16

Dementia Rehabilitation – March 22

 

 

Queensland Podiatry State Conference

16-17 March, Gold Coast    

 

 

 

 

Check out these great links, services and resources and let us know how we can help you!

Until next time, let’s support each other! #alliedhealthprofessionsrule

 

Sarena Jones

Director @ Allied Health Support Services

sarena@alliedhealthsupport.com.au