StrokeEd 2024 Lecture Series: De-implementation of routine hand splinting post-stroke

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Description: In this presentation, Laura will describe the (lack of) effect on outcomes following hand splinting post-stroke, and explain why guidelines internationally recommend that this intervention not be used routinely. She will describe alternative interventions that may help elicit muscle activity including mental practice, mirror therapy, electrical stimulation and task-specific training, and how to manage referrals for splinting when someone has a tightly flexed or stiff hand, spasticity and/or contractures.

Therapists will be asked to consider what beliefs, attitudes and practice behaviours need to change, who needs to make these changes, and local barriers and enablers to practice change. Two clinical occupational therapists will describe how they are implementing the guideline recommendations.

Learning objectives: By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • – Describe the UK/Ireland and Australian/NZ guideline recommendations about hand splinting post-stroke
  • – Name published studies on which the recommendations are based
  • – More confidently respond to questions about, and referrals for, hand splinting

Presenters:  Dr Laura Jolliffe, PhD, BOccTherapy (Hons), Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science. Occupational therapist and allied health research and knowledge translation lead, Peninsula Health, VIC, lecturer in occupational therapy at Monash University, VIC and Affiliate Research Fellow, National Centre for Healthy Ageing, Australia

with Caitlin Casson, Senior occupational therapist, Peninsula Health and  Britni Neilson, Senior occupational therapist, Alfred health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Date and Time: Monday 12th February 2024, 6.00-7.00PM AEDT

* London/ UK/ Ireland BST = 7am / Copenhagen = 8am / Brisbane = 5pm / Perth = 3pm / Adelaide = 5.30pm / Auckland = 8pm / Singapore = 3pm / Ottawa = 2am

Cost: Free

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Online format: This presentation will be delivered as a Zoom Webinar. Registrants will receive an email several days before the event, with a personal link associated with their email address.  The lecture will be attended by up to 500 registrants, and will also be recorded and made available free via the StrokeEd “Resources’ library.

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