A network of sites and ‘up-skilled’ therapists to deliver best-practice stroke rehabilitation of the arm

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In this seminar Professor Leeanne Carey will outline the work of a collaborative Partnership to change clinician behaviour and increase access to best-practice stroke rehabilitation for the arm.

Date:
Wednesday 23 September 2020 10:00 am until Wednesday 23 September 2020 10:30 am (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Robert Macmahon
r.macmahon@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Prof. Leeanne Carey, ARCH
Type of Event:
Public Lecture
Cost:
Free

Effective therapies are available to improve hand function after stroke. However, our national survey found that stroke survivors with impaired touch sensation are not receiving recommended best-practice therapy. We formed a Partnership of clinicians, health providers, consumers, researchers and academics, with the aim to increase access to best-practice upper-limb rehabilitation and thus achieve better outcomes for stroke survivors. We developed a ‘knowledge transfer’ intervention and partnered with eight healthcare networks to improve implementation in existing clinical practice settings. With the support of a National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership grant, we expanded our collaborative team to create a centralised knowledge-translation hub and four specialist therapy centres. Our model is working to increase access through: education and upskilling of therapists; provision of specialist community services to complement existing services; embedding a community of up-skilled therapists in health care settings; and creation of a structure to support and sustain change.

This public seminar will be held online on Zoom.

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