VIC / TAS

ARNA – Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter Committee 2016-2017

 

President

 

Brendan Bakes

 

Royal Hobart Hospital (Tas)

Vice President

 

Sara Alger

 

Dandenong Hospital (Vic)

Secretary

 

Marie Vasquez

 

Dandenong Hospital (Vic)

Assistant Secretary

 

Gail Collins

 

Dandenong Hospital (Vic)

Treasurer

 

Lyn McBain

 

Absolute Care And Health (Vic)

Assistant Treasurer

 

Trisha Dodds

 

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre (Vic)

Committee Member

 

Nurmala Kumar

 

Box Hill Hospital - Eastern Health (Vic)

Committee Member

 

Patrick Small

 

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre (Vic)

Committee Member

 

Lisa Street

 

Eastern Health (Vic)

Committee Member

 

Raewyn Buchanan

 

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre (Vic)


Chapter Study Day Dates / Rehab Diary Dates 

 

The Chapter usually holds three or four Study Days per year, with the aim of at least one being in regional Victoria or Tasmania. Attendance at Chapter Study Days are at no cost for ARNA members and a small cost for non-members. Corporate members may send two staff at no cost. Morning tea, lunch, a certificate of attendance and lucky door prizes are provided. Registration forms and topics are advertised on the website and emailed to members closer to the event.

Not an ARNA member?
Join up & you may attend all the Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter Study Days at no cost, receive the Journal of ARNA (JARNA) 3 times a year and receive reduced rates to attend the ARNA National Conference. ARNA corporate members may send 2 staff at no cost to Chapter Study Days.

If you are interested in hosting a Chapter Study Day in 2018 or promote an event at your workplace please let us know.




 
 
 

 

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Open Workshop - Become credentialled as a FIM user by a Master Trainer (a prerequisite for future FIM Facility Trainers)

Venue: Victorian Department of Health & Human Services, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

(short walk from Parliament Railway Station)

Application form: https://ahsri.uow.edu.au – click on ‘FIM/WeeFIM’, then ‘AROC Open Workshops’

 

Thursday 14 June 2018

Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Facility Trainer Workshop - Become credentialled as a FIM Facility Trainer (FT) so you can train your colleagues

Outcome of the day: full FT status, probationary FT status or not yet competent

Current FTs need to attend every 4 years as a refresher

Venue: Victorian Department of Health & Human Services, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

(short walk from Parliament Railway Station)

Criteria: https://ahsri.uow.edu.au/aroc/training/index.html#facility

Application form: https://ahsri.uow.edu.au – click on ‘FIM/WeeFIM’, then ‘AROC Open Workshops’

 

Friday 27 July 2018

Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association (ARNA) – Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter Study Day and Chapter Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Horsham Study Day

Venue: Wimmera Base Hospital, Horsham – Wimmera Health, Baillie Street, Horsham, Victoria

Provided: Morning tea, lunch, certificate of attendance, lucky door prizes, tour

Theme: Being the catalyst for change

Topics:

  • Taking goal setting to the bedside
  • Filling the gap – A subacute Nurse Practitioner
  • Reducing pressure injuries, saving thousands – Our national award
  • Using FIM to estimate ANSNAP – Improving LOS
  • Nurse Practitioner Candidate – Stroke/older persons – Continuity of care
  • “Turning point” – Rebuilding shipwrecked relationships
  • Case study - Patient story
  • Flow Coordinator role – Vital link to subacute
  • Telehealth – Managing asthma in the home

Cost:

  • ARNA members - no charge

  • ARNA corporate members - may send 2 staff at no cost

  • Non-ARNA members - $100

Registration: Click here OR available on the ARNA website – www.arna.com.au – go to Events

 

Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 August 2018

Stroke 2018: Bridging the Continuum

A combined meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia 28th Annual Scientific Meeting and the 14th Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conferences

Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney, New South Wales

W: https://stroke2018.com

 

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Open Workshop - Become credentialled as a FIM user by a Master Trainer (a prerequisite for future FIM Facility Trainers)

Venue: Victorian Department of Health & Human Services, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

(short walk from Parliament Railway Station)

Application form: https://ahsri.uow.edu.au – click on ‘FIM/WeeFIM’, then ‘AROC Open Workshops’

 

Thursday 11 October 2018

Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Facility Trainer Workshop - Become credentialled as a FIM Facility Trainer (FT) so you can train your colleagues (outcome of the day: full FT status, probationary FT status or not yet competent)

Current FTs need to attend every 4 years as a refresher

Venue: Victorian Department of Health & Human Services, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

(short walk from Parliament Railway Station)

Criteria: https://ahsri.uow.edu.au/aroc/training/index.html#facility

Application form: https://ahsri.uow.edu.au – click on ‘FIM/WeeFIM’, then ‘AROC Open Workshops’

 

Wednesday 17 – Friday 19 October 2018

ARNA 28th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Venue: Fairmont Resort, Subline Point Road, Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Thursday 18 October: Conference Dinner

Registration: available closer to the event and discounted for members

 

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 November 2018

6th Asia-Oceania Conference of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine combined with the Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand’s (RMSANZ) 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting

Theme: State of Art of Rehabilitation Medicine: North to South, East to West

https://ahsri.uow.edu.auSky City, Auckland, New Zealand

W: https://rmsanz.net

 

ARNA Chapter Study Days in 2018 & 2019

If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact us on vic/tas@arna.com.au

Chapter Meetings
 

Chapter Meetings for Members

The Chapter Meetings are held during the Chapter Study Days and are an opportunity for members to hear feedback from the President, who attends the monthly teleconferences of the National Committee Meetings, and to hear feedback from the regular Chapter Committee Meetings, as well as to provide feedback, ask questions and discuss issues. 

 

Chapter Annual General Meeting for Members

The Chapter Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held during the July or August Chapter Study Day.  Chapter Committee Members are elected, future plans are discussed and member’s input is valued to help develop the Chapter.  We are always looking for people interested in becoming involved in the Chapter.  Each position and portfolio have more than one person involved so there is always support available.  We understand that these are voluntary positions, so any input is welcome.  (This can be included as part of your Continuing Professional Development hours.)

Chapter Committee Meetings for Committee Members

The Chapter Committee Meetings occur on the last Thursday of the month from 4.30pm to 5.30pm at Dandenong Hospital and via teleconference. Discussion includes; planning future chapter study days, chapter scholarships and promoting the ARNA National Conference. 

Click here for the 2018 Committee Meeting dates



Scholarship

31 March and 31 August (when funds are available)

Closing dates of the ARNA National Education Scholarship Fund

31 March 2018 and 31 August 2018
Closing dates of the ARNA – Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter Education Scholarship Fund

Details:
The Chapter is offering 2 x $500 scholarships to attend the ARNA Annual Conference each year.
Application guidelines: These are the same as for the National Scholarship Fund. The applicant must be an individual member of ARNA and a financial member for a minimum of two consecutive years prior to the scholarship application.
Guidelines: click here

Congratulations to the August 2016 Chapter Scholarship recipients:

  1. Terry Jimienez
  2. Christine Maron
  3. David Parsons
  4. Lisa Street
  5. Sue Summers


Past Study Days

 

Friday 10 February 2017

We are pleased to advise that the ARNA – Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter Study Day and Chapter Meeting at The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre in Glen Waverley, Victoria, was a success. Thanks to Julie Gobbart (past Victorian Chapter President), Shelly (Director of Nursing), Fran (Nurse Educator) and the ARNA Chapter Committee for organising the event. Welcome to the many people who joined ARNA before the day and on the day.

We provided:

  • a folder of ARNA and general rehabilitation information
  • morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • a certificate of attendance
  • lucky door prizes including an ARNA membership
  • lucky door prizes from Brightsky and Sudocrem

 

ARNA members could attend for free, ARNA corporate members could send two staff for free, and it was $80 for non-members.

Topics:

  • Stoma Care in Rehabilitation
  • Oncology Rehabilitation
  • Management of Incontinence Dermatitis – A research project
  • Rehabilitation in the Home
  • Diabetes Management in the Rehabilitation Setting
  • Hand Therapy
  • Managing MET Calls in the Rehabilitation Setting
  • Tour of rehabilitation facilities

Sponsors and Trade Displays:
Thank you very much to our sponsors who contribute towards the food.

Hartmann

Marie Flewellen & Antoinette Pacholec

www.hartmann.com.au

Eveready Health Solutions

Tom Cullen

www.evereadyhealthsolutions.com

BrightSky

Arthur Taft

www.brightsky.com.au

Convatec

Christine Richardson

www.convatec.com.au

 


Contacts 

 
Brendan Bakes, Chapter President
Email

Marie Vasquez, Chapter Secretary
Email

Lisa Street, Chapter Committee Member – Website Portfolio
Email

Communication to Members
The Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter members receive regular emails about ARNA events.  If you are a member and have not yet provided your email address please contact ARNA on (03) 9895 4483 or arna@arna.com.au