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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!

 

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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.

Please make use of the basic users guide (pdf 445K) if you are an allied health professional who is new to using Twitter.

 

Pilot of the Beyond Milestones Online Education Resource

In 2016, the Children's Healthcare Network Allied Health Educators initiated a research study to determine the effectiveness of the Beyond Milestones eLearning resource to develop the knowledge and skills of key groups of allied health professionals regarding normal childhood development and observational assessment (LNR/15/SCHN/456). The report (pdf 393K) outlines the processes and results of the research study.

 

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.

August 28 2018 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'Everyone has a Role: An introduction to the treatment of eating disorders and Q&A' was presented by Jo Titterton, CNC Eating Disorder Service, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Child & Adolescent NSW Health Eating Disorder Coordinator. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RX9VDN6. You can continue to participate in the Twitter discussion on AlliedtoKids@AlliedtoKids using #EatingDisorders.

September 11 2018 - The WebEx web conference session 'Rehabilitation in Paediatric Palliative Care' was presented by Meaghan Dowling and Gail Nankivell, Department of Palliative Care, The Sydney Children's Hospital Network. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Y8L3G2. You can continue to participate in the Twitter discussion on AlliedtoKids@AlliedtoKids using #PaedPallRehab.

September 25 2018 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'Genetic Metabolic Diets' was presented by Sue Thompson, BSc AdvAPD, Clinical Specialist Dietitian, Genetic Metabolic Disorders Service, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and Honorary Lecturer, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney. Please remember to complete your evaluation online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WX7DZ7F. You can continue to participate in the Twitter discussion on AlliedtoKids@AlliedtoKids using the session hashtag #GeneticMetabolicDiets.

October 16 2018 - The WebEx web conference session 'Paediatric Oral Nutrition Initiative (PONi)' will be presented by Josie Grenfell, Senior Dietitian and Jo Barraclough, Dietitian, Queanbeyan Hospital, Southern NSW LHD. Please note registrations for this session have now closed. Twitter discussion on AlliedtoKids@AlliedtoKids will be facilitated using the session hashtag #PONi.

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