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Education & Training

Astris Lifecare provide a variety of educational and training opportunities. Training varies from 2 hour workshops to full day sessions. We can also tailor training to meet your needs so feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements or check out our training calendar for upcoming events.

Clinical training
These sessions are aimed at allied Health professionals. Content is clinical and looks more at assessment and function. Rather than specific products, product features are used to guide equipment prescription processes. These training sessions are free for therapists to attend.

Product In-services
These sessions are product focused with the aim to upskill health professionals on specific products or product lines. They may be run in conjunction with clinical training or independently. Astris educator and or product specialists can come to your service and meet with your team.

Expos, exhibitions and conferences
As well as having booths at all the major expos and conferences, we are often part of the educational components.

International Guest speakers
Astris Lifecare work closely with industry leading manufacturers both nationally and internationally. As well as having opportunities to keep our own staff up to date on latest innovations and developments of products, we have access to internationally renowned leaders whom we often invite to NSW as part of our education program.

New grad group
This is a group where therapists new to equipment prescription can have access to mentoring, peer support and educational training to support their ongoing development.

UPCOMING TRAINING SCHEDULE 2017

BACK DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Workshop: Equipment for Pressure Management 
Overview: This workshop will take you through some of the most commonly prescribed mattresses and cushions currently on the market that are prescribed to meet pressure care needs, and also introduce you to some of the less common emerging technologies now available. As a group we will explore some of the advantages and disadvantages that need to be considered as part of the clinical reasoning process when identifying potential solutions. The workshop will also include a practical session on setting up Roho cushions where you can learn and practice in a safe environment.

NEW WORKSHOP

Workshop: Make my Home Accessible…. Yesterday
Overview: This is an extension of the workshop run at ATSA Sydney and Brisbane. Due to the popularity and feedback from ATSA, we have decided to run this in conjunction with product overviews of some of the options discussed. Independent access in the home often requires significant permanent and costly structural changes. Are there alternatives?….Not everyone wants to change their home. What if you are renting and need to change residence in near future; what if you are waiting for funding or construction to commence; what if you share your time between multiple residences? What other options could you consider? This workshop looks at some interim and alternative solutions to make your current bathroom accessible and to maximize independence in a non-modified bathroom. This workshop will look at a variety of assistive technology solutions and considerations for their use, from basic bathboards to advanced slider system commodes.

Configuration Options for Ultra Lightweight Manual Wheelchairs
Overview: This is a practical workshop that involves configuration of wheelchairs to optimise function and weight. Hands on, this workshop will be run at our Minto base with very limited spaces, so therapists have an opportunity to get involved with tools and reconfiguring chairs to maximise functional set up. Please bring along your tools and comfortable clothing. We will go through the theoretical components before adjusting chairs to suit our individual needs.

NEW GRAD GROUP 
If you have a new graduate at your service or are new to equipment prescription, we will be resuming the new grad group. This will run bi-monthly starting…. It’s a great opportunity to attend in-house workshops, play with equipment and develop clinical reasoning skills.

Please contact Tracee-lee for more information or to sign up on tracee.lee@astrislifecare.com.au

Conferences and Seminars of Interest
Attending conferences and expos is a great opportunity for ongoing education. Check out these great opportunities for upcoming events:

OT Australia Conference 
Date: 19-21 July, Venue: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

ANZSCOS ANZ Spinal Cord Society Annual Meeting
Date: 15-17 November, Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Oceania Seating Symposium
Date: 20-22 November, Venue: Energy Event Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand