Clinical Professionals' Workshop - LIVE & FREE on Zoom
POLIO SURVIVORS & THEIR HEALTH CONDITIONS
Tuesday 12 September 2023 - Tuesday 12 December 2023 (UTC+10) (2 hours)
Online event access details will be provided by the event organiser
This event is offered monthly. Click 'Book Now' to see dates and times.
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Listings are in Queensland time - Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
NOTE: If you are a polio survivor wishing to play the role of Lived Expert at this session and tell your story:
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This Clinical Practice Workshop facilitates greater awareness and understanding of the prevalent but often unconsidered complex conditions of Late Effects of Polio (LEoP) and Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS). It serves to increase clinician efficacy and confidence in addressing the health and care needs of the tens of thousands of Australians who have these conditions – who are proportionally distributed at about 1 to 2 per thousand residents in Australia.
Whilst there are cross-overs in the treatment and management of other chronic diseases and the management of LEoP/PPS, there are also significant differences.
By participating in this workshop, you will be able to:
Describe historical and non-historical aspects of polio as a viral disease
Recall the three life phases of a polio survivor in context of disability
Compare and contrast Australian polio survivors’ profiles
Understand the concepts of being ‘unaffected’, or having been “asymptomatic” when infected
Appreciate survivors’ health anxiety, comorbidity risks, symptom variance, injury risk, physiological limitations, assistive technology needs, hospitalisation issues, participation barriers and more
List LEoP common features and symptoms
Explain how aging relates to and can compound LEoP symptoms
Differentiate PPS from other syndrome diagnoses
Assess PPS risk factors faced by your patient
Examine clinical post-polio scenarios in context of your health discipline
Know who is likely a part of the multidisciplinary team working with the survivor
Discuss polio survivors’ healthcare barriers and interventional risks
The outcome of being educated on polio survivors and their health conditions is that you will be able to step forward to assess, treat and manage a polio survivor, and advocate for their care and health.
CPD certificates are provided for you to submit to your peak body for credit, and quality practical resources are issued FREE.
This workshop is endorsed by ANMF, APNA, ESSA, and AOPA, and since its inception the program has delivered over 180 Workshops education sessions across Australia, providing training to over 2080 health professionals.
We look forward to seeing you at our workshop!
More information on the workshops can be found at: www.poliohealth.org.au/workshops/
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