Resources

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) and its members regularly develop resources and guidance to help allied health practitioners in their work and to support their ongoing education and professional development.

AHPA may also occasionally share resources developed by other organisations. The resources available through AHPA are intended to be multidisciplinary in nature and reflect the organisation’s broad focus. If you are seeking resources for a specific profession, please visit the homepage of your professional association. We ask that you do not host or reproduce these resources without express permission from AHPA or the original content developer.

28 October 2020 • AHPA Resources

Connection guides for allied health professionals

AHPA has developed a series of connection guides for allied health professionals seeking to engage with digital platforms.

These guides provide practical advice that addresses issues specific to allied health professionals. The guides for connecting with My Health Record include information on how to connect via conformant software and via the National Provider Portal.

Download My Health Record connection guide for AHPRA-registered professions (.pdf, 602.12 KB) Download My Health Record connection guide for self-regulating professions (.pdf, 614.68 KB) Download Secure messaging connection guide (.pdf, 535.62 KB)

28 October 2020 • AHPA Resources

Digital health toolkits

AHPA has created toolkits to help allied health professions understand and interact with digital health platforms such as My Health Record and secure messaging. This is part of AHPA’s ongoing work to support allied health professions to engage with digital health.

Download Digital health toolkit - allied health services (.pdf, 602.04 KB) Download Digital health toolkit - allied health musculoskeletal services (.pdf, 607.49 KB) Download Digital health toolkit - allied health mental health services (.pdf, 600.89 KB)

28 October 2020 • AHPA Resources

Digital health policy templates

Healthcare organisations participating in the My Health Record system are required to have policies in place that ensure the system is used safely and responsibly.

These policy templates will help allied health practices prepare appropriate digital health policies and ensure their compliance with My Health Record requirements.

Download Digital health policy template - allied health services (.pdf, 79.04 KB) Download Digital health policy template - allied health musculoskeletal services (.pdf, 78.88 KB) Download Digital health policy template - allied health mental health services (.pdf, 80.63 KB)

21 October 2020 • Clinical practice

Infection prevention and control guidance

AHPA and its members supported the development of infection prevention and control guidance for allied health practices by the Department of Health. Separate groups of professional associations contributed to reports and checklists to guide allied health practitioners and reduce virus transmission rates while working in the context of COVID-19.

Download Infection Prevention and Control Guidance in Allied Health Practice (.pdf, 3.10 MB) Download Infection control checklist for allied health - in practice (.pdf, 125.15 KB) Download Infection control checklist for allied health - in home (.pdf, 158.23 KB)

26 August 2020 • AHPA Resources

Digital Health Inclusion Tool

AHPA’s Digital Inclusion Assessment and Planning Tool for Allied Health Providers has been developed to help allied health professionals engage with digital health technologies including My Health Record, secure messaging and telehealth. It is intended to help allied health providers assess their own understanding of these technologies and determine how they would benefit their practice and patients.

Once practitioners have completed a self-assessment, the tool provides links to a range of resources for further reading and support to implement digital health tools.

Download Digital Inclusion Assessment and Planning Tool for Allied Health Providers (.pdf, 2.22 MB)

17 July 2020 • Clinical practice

Communicating safe eating and drinking

Safer Care Victoria has released new guidance on communicating safe eating and drinking requirements for high-risk patients in Victorian hospitals. The guidance focuses on five key areas to guide effective communication for safe eating and drinking and provides tools for health services to help support implementation, including a fact sheet for patients, families and carers.

Visit Safer Care Victoria website

10 June 2020 • AHPA Resources

Telehealth guide for allied health professionals

AHPA has produced a guide addressing technical, privacy and security, and clinical assessment aspects of telehealth for allied health professionals . This resource was produced in response to the expansion of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic but the document provides an overall introduction to telehealth.

Download Telehealth Guide for Allied Health Professionals (.pdf, 2.91 MB)

20 December 2019 • AHPA Resources

NDIS Registration Support website for allied health

AHPA has launched a dedicated website with free resources to help allied health professionals meet NDIS Commission requirements and achieve NDIS provider registration.

Visit NDIS Registration Support website

5 December 2019 • AHPA Resources

Digital Health for Allied Health webinars

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is pleased to present this webinar series on digital health for allied health professionals. These webinars were developed following consultation with particular professions but their contents will also be relevant to other professions.

Slides from the webinars are also available for download.

Watch Digital Health for Allied Health webinar - dietetics Download Digital Health for Allied Health slides - dietetics (.pdf, 16.18 MB) Watch Digital Health for Allied Health webinar - physiotherapy Download Digital Health for Allied Health slides - physiotherapy (.pdf, 3.78 MB) Watch Digital Health for Allied Health webinar - psychology Download Digital Health for Allied Health slides - psychology (.pdf, 3.80 MB)

13 May 2019 • Digital health

My Health Record resources for allied health professionals

The Australian Digital Health Agency has developed new information sheets and online guidance to support allied health practitioners seeking to find out more about My Health Record. Visit the dedicated allied health section of the My Health Record website for videos and other resources.

Visit My Health Record website