Our clinicians can provide complimentary training to aged care facilities. From a specialised practical and theoretical sessions to updates on the latest industry standards, our allied health professionals offer a range of educational services. Below we have listed some of the training our clinicians can provide:
Train the Trainer
Our Train the Trainer method can also empower nurses and carers to become manual handling champions to reinforce a positive manual handling culture and reduce workplace injuries.
Manual handling theory & practical: 2 hours (clinical staff) 1 hour (non-clinical staff)
Annual refresher/ competency (practical only): 1 hour
Manual handling champion training: 4 hours
Our toolbox sessions offer practical guidance in specialised areas of allied health. This provides your employees with an opportunity to further develop their skills, gain confidence when handling residents, and provides a safer environment for residents.
Evidence-based clinical topics
15 to 30 minutes depending on requirements
Suitable for registered nurses, enrolled nurses, personal care assistants, care-givers, all non-clinical staff in residential aged care facilities
Falls prevention strategies
Exercise for falls prevention
Hip fracture management
Oedema and compression stockings
Pressure area care/ seating
Dementia, language and communication strategies
Clinical Education Presentations
In these sessions our allied health professionals deliver face to face education sessions that ensure organisations meet the Australian Aged Care Quality
Agency’s new Accreditation Standards. They also develop a facility’s workforce so that they are sufficient, skilled and qualified to provide quality personal care and clinical care, enhance quality services and supports for daily living.
1 hour to 8 hours depending on requirements
Face to face or online learning portal
Topics by Allied Health Profession:
Malnutrition in the aging population
Texture modified diets and thickened fluids
High energy, high protein diets
Managing weight gain and diabetes
Role of the dietitian in aged care
Dysphagia & safe swallow strategies clinical staff
Dysphagia & safe swallow strategies kitchen staff
COPD and silent aspiration
Dementia & dysphagia
Role of the speech pathologist in aged care
Falls & exercise
Compression stockings and DVT
Introduction to massage
Dementia communication & activity groups
Clinical seating and pressure area care
Clinical information sessions
These sessions are targeted more towards the general public, family members, carers, residents, but health care staff may also find them beneficial. We see this as a fun, inclusive and proactive was to interact with residents, family and staff.
1 - 8 hours depending on requirements
The clinical information sessions are customisable to suit clients’ needs
Promote positive aging, wellness and reablement
Vivir allied health clinicians can deliver education during resident meetings to raise awareness of specific health messages amongst residents and families. The Accreditation Standards advocate for residents to make informed choices about the care they receive, through partnerships with health care staff. Our inclusive learning program improves health literacy of residents and family alike.
OHS Manual Handling
Vivir Healthcare has an extensive network of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who are equipped with the latest ergonomic advice and codes of conduct that influence manual handling in each state.
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