Clinical Tools, Guidelines and Discipline Resources for Allied Health Therapies

Rapid Allied Health and Community Based Rehabilitation referrals

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and ACE outreach services, have collaborated to form a Rapid Allied Health (RAH) outreach service. This is a short term service which aims to ensure a safe and sustainable discharge. Community Based Rehabilitation will provide a modified service based at Williamstown Hospital for patients meeting appropriate criteria. General referral criteria for both services are available here.

 

Discipline specific resources and links

 

Occupational Therapy

 

Physiotherapy

Please review the physiotherapy training available which has been adapted specifically for COVID 19 on WeLearn

The link to our rolling COVID resources document can be found on the S drive at the below address (please copy and paste this file address)

whofficesharedAllied HealthCOVID-19Resources for staffPHYSIO COVID related resources and training.docx

For information on clinical practice guidelines for physiotherapy please contact Western Health Physiotherapy Manager: mary.degori@wh.org.au

Physiotherapists during COVID-19: usual business, in unusual times Editorial in Journal of physiotherapy by WH Senior Physiotherapist Kimberly Haines

 

Speech Therapy / Audiology

Regularly updated webpage on Covid-19 from Speech Pathology Australia

Covid-19 Service delivery and procedural considerations for speech pathologists @Michelle Cimoli michelle.cimoli@austin.org.au March 24, 2020 https://www.slideshare.net/secret/5Qt52p1c6x8H9x

Audiology Australia has regular updates on Covid-19 specific to Audiology

 

Nutrition / Dietetics

UK clinical guidance statements on The Association of UK Dietitians website

The Australian guidelines for Nutrition Management for COVID-19 Patients endorsed by Australasian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN).

 

Social Work

Regularly updated webpage on Covid-19 from Australian Association of Social Workers

Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney Documents during COVID

Social Work Department Guide to Virtual Family Meetings

 

Psychology

Webpage on Covid-19 from Australian Psychology Society

 

Podiatry

Management of the diabetic foot from diabetic foot Australia

Australian Podiatry Association Covid-19 information

International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot – Guidelines

 

Open access to COVID-19 resources available via the  Cochrane Collaboration