Welcome to the  September 2017  edition of Eng age  ... my apologies for this edition coming out a day late ... "technical issues" is the long story short!

September sees the presentation of the Health Metrics World Conference on the 21st & 22nd in Melbourne. It promises to be an outstanding event - see ads/listing below for further information & links.
 
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These four questions will reveal if you're an emotionally intelligent leader
Being emotionally intelligent is without a doubt, one of, if not the most important trait in being an effective leader. So, as a leader who wants to be as effective as possible, this article invites you to consider how you measure up in terms of your emotional intelligence?  .… 
 Read more   (Linkedin article by Lynne Roeder, MD at Hays)
Wound Infection in Clinical Practice - Principles of best practice
For this second edition of  Wound Infection in Clinical Practice , the International Wound Infection Institute (IWII) collaborative team has undertaken a comprehensive review of contemporary literature, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses... Wound infection is a common complication of wounds - implementation of effective strategies to prevent, diagnose and manage such infections is important in reducing mortality and morbidity rates.  An excellent clinical resource .  … Read more
(Source: International Wound Infection Institute website)
Featured Company:  My Word
From experience, the critical piece to help busy care professionals enhance the quality and continuity of care is to connect with residents on a deeper level.
 
My Word has created a powerful tool called ‘My Storyboard’ that is a convenient way to showcase a resident’s life and personality , helping care professionals to quickly connect with their residents and help them continue to do the things they enjoy
 
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Powers of Attorney - are you up to date?
When is the last time you or your organisation had a closer look at Powers of Attorney? Definitions, differences, recent changes, client/family/staff education … The link provided is a good starting for your research & responses  ... Read more
(Source: australia.gov.au website)
The slow lane: Dutch app allows elderly to 'hack' traffic lights
With sensors and smartphones to make roads more flexible, Tilburg in the Netherlands is addressing the question: how can a city become safer for less able residents - especially when faced with crossing multi-laned roads?  ... Read more (Source www.theguardian.com)
We’re Doing Dying All Wrong - Ken Hillman

As a world leader in managing the care of very sick people, Ken Hillman’s breakthrough methods of treating critically ill patients have become the gold standard in Australia, the U.S. and Europe. His job is about keeping people alive, but he asks us to question whether that’s always a good thing.  15mins of viewing extremely well spent - highly recommended!
 (Source: TEDx Talk Sydney uploaded to YouTube)
BBC Reminiscence Archive

The BBC Reminiscence Archive provides access to a selection of content from the BBC Archives (photos/videos/sound clips), designed to support reminiscence work with people with dementia. Presented by ‘theme’/‘decade’, the website is an ideal platform for ideas when working with groups/individuals  …
(Source: remarc.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/remarc/#)
Manage culture: manage the non-negotiables  ...  Read more  
(Source: Linkedin article by Steve Simpson)

What’s Age Got To Do With It? Older people & employment  ...  Read more  
(Source: website percapita.org.au)

Move! - The national voice of muscle, bone & joint health   …  Read more
(Source: website move.org.au)

How compassionate leadership can stimulate innovation in health care  ...  Read more
(Source: Briefing Paper on website kingsfund.org.au)

Are “Granny Pods” an alternative to residential care?  ... Read more
(Source: website nicerdays.org)

Got back pain? You should rethink reaching for the opioid-based painkillers  ... Read more
(Source: website illawarramercury.com.au)
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Crown Melbourne 21st & 22nd September, 2017  For all detais:  Click here
CLICK HERE to see the updated Conference Program
September 12-14
ACSA National Summit, Cairns -  click here  
September 21-22
Health Metrics World Conference, Melbourne -  click here  
October 6-7
DRTA National Conference, Brisbane -  click here  
October 15-18
LASA National Congress, Gold Coast -  click here  
November 8-10
AAG Conference “Ageing: the Golden Opportunity”, Perth - click here  
November 21-22
Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC), Gold Coast - click here  
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