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Adopting Least Restrictive Practices within Aged Care


June 16, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Other Time Zones:
1:00pm – 3:00pm (NSW, ACT, Tas, Vic, QLD)
12:30pm – 2:30pm (SA, NT)
11:00am – 1:00pm (WA)
$250.00 – $280.00
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Fleur graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1995 with a Bachelor of Nursing and has worked across the acute and aged care sector in Tasmania and overseas. In 2002, Fleur graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Laws and was admitted to Legal Practice as a qualified Legal Practitioner. She is currently admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the High Court of Australia. For 18 years combining both her legal and clinical knowledge Fleur has provided advice to health care providers in both the aged care sector and the acute care sector. Fleur has worked as a consultant in Melbourne with a firm specialising in health law, for 11 years as the in house Medico-Legal Advisor at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Manager of Legal Services. Fleur has worked for 7 years as a Consultant with MDA National Australia providing medico-legal and risk management education to members across Australia and is a regular presenter with the College of Surgeons and ANZCA. Fleur has provided advice on a number of clinical reviews. She has participated as a member of clinical review committees, safety and quality committees and as a long- standing member of the Ethics Committee for the Tasmanian Health Service. Fleur currently works in private practice and is the senior lawyer responsible for managing the professional negligence claims made against the legal profession in Tasmania. Fleur also has a role in providing advice to the Legal Profession on emerging risks. This includes lecturing on risk management at the University of Tasmania Legal Professional Practice Course. Fleur continues to provide advice and education to private health care providers.

June 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$250.00 – $280.00
Due to unforeseen circumstance this session has been cancelled
If you are interested in this session please enquire here
  This workshop is designed for Carers to provide an understanding of what constitutes a restraint and how to apply least restrictive practices.   The application of restraints, for ANY reason, is an imposition on an individual’s rights and dignity and, in some cases, may subject the person to an increased risk of physical and/or psychological harm. The inappropriate use of restraint may constitute assault, battery, false imprisonment or negligence. Staff need to identify, in a proactive approach with management, how to prevent situations that may lead to a perceived need for restraint.   With a restraint free approach, the use of any restraint must always be the last resort after exhausting all reasonable alternative management options.  A way to ensure the safety of residents is not compromised, is to know what restraint free options are available.   Training outcomes would include:
  • Staff would understand a restraint-free environment and why restraint is not appropriate (linked to the Department of Health and Aging decision-making framework)
  • Staff would have strategies for minimising the use of restrictive practices in residential aged care (Workshop some scenarios if possible and discuss restraint free options) will use case studies.
  • Highlight common misunderstandings about the use of restraint e.g., it prevents falls.
  • The impact of restraints on human behaviour
  • All staff know where to seek assistance if they are concerned or have any questions.