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Supporting Paediatric Allied Health Clinicians
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Welcome to the Children's Healthcare Network Allied to Kids (A2K) website

Providing education, support and clinical resources to Allied Health professionals working with children across NSW.

The NSW Children's Healthcare Networks are currently collaborating on Allied to Kids: allied health education and clinical support. An Allied Health Educator is employed in each of the three Children's Healthcare Networks to address education, training and clinical support for NSW Health allied health professionals who work with children.

The Children's Healthcare Network Allied Health Educators would like to personally welcome you to the website, please take some time to browse the site!

 

Notice Board

Allied Health Telehealth Virtual Education (AHTVE) Meets Twitter - New Opportunity for Allied Health Professionals

The A2K Allied Health Educators are piloting the use of Twitter to facilitate professional networking and knowledge sharing for allied health professionals who link in with AHTVE. Follow us AlliedtoKids@AlliedtoKids and discussion will be facilitated using specific individualised hashtags.

The Allied Health Educators currently have a survey open which aims to explore current use of Twitter for professional purposes and a basic users guide (pdf 445K) has been developed for allied health professionals new to Twitter. Further information regarding the research is available on the Participant Information Sheet (pdf 445K) or by contacting Carmel Blayden on 02 6369 8120 or email at Carmel.Blayden@health.nsw.gov.au.

 

Speech Pathology Foundations for Paediatric Feeding 2018 - Registrations now open

Speech Pathology Foundations for Paediatric Feeding will be held on 18th & 19th October 2018 at Rydges Parramatta. This 2-day workshop will focus on providing foundational knowledge with practical support regarding the assessment and management of children with feeding difficulties. Further information is available in the preliminary program (pdf 610K).

Register through TryBooking at https://www.trybooking.com/393356.

 

Evaluation Survey - 'Feeding Difficulties in Children: A Guide for Allied Health Professionals'

The Children's Healthcare Network Allied Health Educators would like to thank NSW Health allied health professionals for participating in the evaluation of 'Feeding Difficulties in Children: A Guide for Allied Health Professionals'. The survey aimed to determine how the Guide has been utilised amongst allied health professionals in different settings across NSW as well as the usefulness of the Guide in supporting assessment and management of children with fedding difficulties. The results of the evaluation will inform future education and support related to the assessment and management of feeding difficulties in children. The report (592K) outlines the processes and results of the evaluation.

 

Allied Health Telehealth Virtual Education

The Allied Health Telehealth Virtual Education Program is an initiative of the NSW Children's Healthcare Network to promote the use of videoconferencing, web conferencing and other media as a means of supporting and developing Allied Health professionals' knowledge and confidence in the treatment of children presenting with more serious or complex clinical conditions across the Northern, Southern and Western Regions of the Children's Healthcare Network.

For further information regarding videoconferencing and web conferencing, what information you will need to register and proposed dates for 2018, visit the Telehealth Virtual Education page.

June 12 2018 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Management for Children and Adolescents' was presented by Felicity De Blic, Tracey Kenmuir, Meg Goodison Farnsworth, Amy Bulloch and Cathy Quinn, Interdisciplinary Pain Team, Sydney Children's Hospital. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WXR2FR8.

June 26 2018 - The WebEx web conference session 'Managing parental expectations in childhood and adolescent obesity treatment' was presented by Alicia Grunseit and Julia Haydon, Weight Management Dietitians, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WK6S6V8.

July 31 2018 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'Nutritional management of IgE and non-IgE mediated cow's milk allergy (CMA)' was presented by Alex Bartrop, Paediatric Dietitian: Allergy and Gastroenterology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Please remember to complete to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/65JHZ7V.

August 14 2018 - The WebEx web conference session 'Telepractice: Delivering quality allied health services to children in rural and remote Australia' was presented by Dr Monique Hines, Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Sydney. You can continue to participate in the Twitter discussion on AlliedtoKids@AlliedtoKids using #Telepractice. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VYNFFBF.

August 28 2018 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'Eating Disorders, Everyone has a Role - Q&A Session' will be presented by Jo Titterton, CNC Eating Disorder Service, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Child & Adolescent NSW Health Eating Disorder Coordinator. Registration information will be posted here when available.

September 11 2018 - The WebEx web conference session 'Rehabilitation in Paediatric Palliative Care' will be presented by Meaghan Starr and Gail Nankivell, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Registration information will be posted here when available.


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