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Susan Stephens is the Managing Director and driving force behind Back to Basics Care. She is dedicated to providing quality learning and development opportunities to the Health Care Industry, and bringing you current and useful information applicable to the sector.

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Mandatory Reporting of Assaults in Aged Care

January 16, 2017 24 Comments
Mandatory Reporting of Assaults in Aged Care

A new requirement for aged care providers is being implemented to report assaults to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, the police, and the Department of Health. The new ““reportable incidents scheme” proposal was put forward by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). The proposed new scheme will require healthcare providers to investigate alleged incidents in […]

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Robots to Help Care for the Elderly

January 9, 2017 0 Comments
Robots to Help Care for the Elderly

Focusing its attention to care for the elderly, IBM Research has created a prototype robot named MERA, which stands for Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant. IBM MERA is a Watson-enabled application designed to assist the elderly and their caregivers. Developed in collaboration with the Rice University in Texas, the prototype robot runs on the IBM Cloud […]

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Building the Reputation of Your Aged Care Facility

August 9, 2016 0 Comments
Building the Reputation of Your Aged Care Facility

The reputation of your Aged Care Facility can never be taken lightly. In this era of social media, 24/7 online access to current news events, and a technologically advanced society where the majority of people carry a camera and recording device with them through their mobile phone or tablet – never, ever underestimate the damage […]

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National Health Care Code of Conduct

June 13, 2016 1 Comment
National Health Care Code of Conduct

A National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers is expected to be operational come 2017. This Health Care Code of Conduct is aimed at health care workers, including aged care personal care workers. As there has been no ‘national’ professional standards in place for personal care workers, setting them has become an issue as […]

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Thank a Nurse

May 12, 2016 0 Comments
Thank a Nurse

When Mum’s kisses can no longer cure us, we turn to the next best thing – nurses! They have the drive, knowledge and skill to take care of us when we are at our worst, and they tell the best stories at dinner parties! Take a moment today to recognise and thank a nurse for […]

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Manual Handling in the Health Care Setting

April 26, 2016 0 Comments
Manual Handling in the Health Care Setting

Did you know that workers in the Health Care Setting score above average when it comes to injuries while performing manual handling tasks? In fact, manual handling in the Health Care Setting causes 36% of all injury and disease claims in NSW! And the most frequently injured body parts for Health Care Staff who work […]

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Importance of a Person Centred Approach

April 14, 2016 0 Comments
Importance of a Person Centred Approach

A Person Centred Approach revolves around treating clients as they want to be treated. Every person has a basic human right to being treated fairly and with respect. They deserve to be recognised as an individual who is valued regardless of their history, illness, environment or circumstances. A person does not become less important or […]

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Medication Skill Sets

February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Medication Skill Sets

Medication Skill Sets are a way of advancing your career in the Health Care Sector. Back to Basics Care offers 2 skill sets focused on medication, they are: 1. CHCSS00067 Administer and Monitor Medication Skill Set, and 2. CHCSS00070 Assist Client with Medication Skill Set Both are accredited programs and designed for people who already […]

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New Health Care Course for Health Care Workers

January 25, 2016 0 Comments
New Health Care Course for Health Care Workers

A short while back the Certificate III in Aged Care was replaced with a new health care course. It is is the Certificate III in Individual Support. The exciting thing about this health care qualification is that it covers a wide spectrum of health care study, replacing the: Certificate III in Aged Care Certificate III […]

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We Won!

December 17, 2015 0 Comments
We Won!

This is a BIG THANK YOU to all team members, trainers and students who voted for Back to Basics Care as one of Australia’s Top 50 Health Care Trainers. Your support and belief in us has resulted in Back to Basics Care receiving 1st place. Thank you 🙂 As things wind down now for 2015, […]

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