Learning difficulties information session

 

10th of December 2017.

Abrolhos Group has commenced a survey of Geraldton and surrounds to try to ascertain the timeliness of the assessing and management of specific learning difficulties in our area.

 

Monday 13/10/14     2-3 PM

Paula Duggan and Kim Pedlow spoke to teachers at Beachlands School about learning and behavioral difficulties. How to access help.

Discussions centred around the difficulty in accessing timely educational psychometric assessments.

The following guidelines from yesteryear were considered to have currency.

3 June 1999 …..meeting of Geraldton school principals, educational psychologists, paediatricians approved the following

• Suggested guidelines for Educational Psychology Assessments for students at risk:

– Suspension or threatened suspension

– Remedial teaching for consideration of such

– Repeating a year or consideration of such

– Significant under performance

– School refusal

• Suggested Guidelines for content of Educational Psychology Assessment. It is

considered vitally important to first ascertain these students potential compared with

skill and achievement. This would entail:

– Assessment of Intelligence eg. WISC or SLOSSON

– Testing of specific Learning Difficulties, particularly language based

– Assessment for Attentional Problems

It is deemed desirable to assess each child’ potential in the above manner prior to

engaging on any therapy such as behavioural modification

 

Kim to follow up with the education department.

Newsflash from the Broome point of care ultrasound workshop 20/06/14

Attendees came from the Broome Regional Hospital, Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service, Derby and One Arm Point.

 Lessons learnt

 #1       We need to be as self-sufficient as possible, two local machines that were thought to be provided were unavailable.  Wi-Fi access non-existent in WACHS hospitals, use personal hotspot. There is a  significant no show rate  from pregnant ladies who had volunteered to be subjects.

#2   midwives and doctors are very fast learners when it comes to  point of care ultrasound.

 #3   a good time was had by all and the feedback was very good.

 #4    we need a follow-up in 4 to 6 months.

regards Kim

Point of Care Obstetric Ultrasound Workshop

BROOME HOSPITAL

FRIDAY 20th June 2014

Supported by the Abrolhos Group, WACHS. This workshop is suitable for WACHS assessment.

 

08:00      Registration, tea,coffee-

08.30      Overviewand Historyof Pointof care Obstetric Ultrasound

The basics including knobology, care of machine,basic physics,scanningtechniques and Interpretationof images

09.00    Dating, presentation,viability, placental localization and amniotic fluid

10.15    Morning Tea on the run

10.30   Workstations dating, amniotic fluid, placenta, presentation

12.30      Lunch

01:00      Workstations. Participants are encouraged to contribute to the program,both prior to and during the workshop

02.45      closing remarks, scope for continuing if energy allows.

Convener: Dr KimPedlow

 

Clinical Partners ACCRM, Sonosite, WACHS.

Accreditation pending for ACCRM, RACGP points and Procedural Grant.

RSVP locally to Casey Parker BY: Monday 02/06/14                                        

Payment for Doctors to Josie

 Thankyou to RDAWA, Abrolhos Group for their generous support.

RDAWA/WACHS Point of Care US Workshop 2014

Dear Colleagues,

I look forward to seeing you all at the Broome Hospital

Friday 20/06/14 at 0800 for 0830.

 

Our collaborative approach includes midwives, nurses, physiotherapists and doctors of various capacity and learning needs. Our aim is to enable exchange of ideas and skills, break down professional silos and encourage a team ethos.

We aim to make our midwife attendees WACHS assessment ready.

 

WACHS Basic Obstetric US teaching for midwives includes

 

1. Basic physics and knobology, understanding one’s machine

2. Scanning techniques and interpretation of images

3. How to scan for Presentation, viability, placental localization, amniotic fluid

 

POC US is a logical extension of our examining hands and eyes. We are not in competition with the hospital US dept. Very important not to over reach and present ourselves as something we are not. Having said that there are an increasing number of obstetric doctors whether they be procedural GPs or specialists who are rapidly expanding their scope of US practice. This expansion is supported by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Rural Doctors Association. Ongoing development requires training at educational events and ongoing opportunities to do supervised scanning on a regular basis to consolidate skills.

 

RDA/ACRRM Advanced Point of Care Obstetric US teaching includes

 

  1. First trimester US, dating, vaginal probe
  2. Late pregnancy US, biometry, foetal wellbeing
  3. Labour US
  4. Innovation session

Sponsors                         Abrolhos Group, Sonosite

Clinical Partners                WACHS, ACRRM.

 

Convenor      Kim Pedlow                       20/05/14

 

Dear Colleagues,

I look forward to seeing you all at the Broome Hospital

Friday 20/06/14 at 0800 for 0830.

 

Our collaborative approach includes midwives, nurses, physiotherapists and doctors of various capacity and learning needs. Our aim is to enable exchange of ideas and skills, break down professional silos and encourage a team ethos.

We aim to make our midwife attendees WACHS assessment ready.

 

WACHS Basic Obstetric US teaching for midwives includes

 

1. Basic physics and knobology, understanding one’s machine

2. Scanning techniques and interpretation of images

3. How to scan for Presentation, viability, placental localization, amniotic fluid

 

POC US is a logical extension of our examining hands and eyes. We are not in competition with the hospital US dept. Very important not to over reach and present ourselves as something we are not. Having said that there are an increasing number of obstetric doctors whether they be procedural GPs or specialists who are rapidly expanding their scope of US practice. This expansion is supported by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Rural Doctors Association. Ongoing development requires training at educational events and ongoing opportunities to do supervised scanning on a regular basis to consolidate skills.

 

RDA/ACRRM Advanced Point of Care Obstetric US teaching includes

 

  1. First trimester US, dating, vaginal probe
  2. Late pregnancy US, biometry, foetal wellbeing
  3. Labour US
  4. Innovation session

Sponsors                         Abrolhos Group, Sonosite

Clinical Partners                WACHS, ACRRM.

 

Convenor      Kim Pedlow                       20/05/14