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Practice guidelines 

 
The following resources are for treating allied health practitioners to assist with the clinical management of clients within the NSW workers compensation system. 

 

Improving outcomes: integrated, active management of workers with soft tissue injuries

This publication consists of an overview document and the five advice sheets. The publication has been developed by WorkCover NSW to provide advice about important principles and activities which, when implemented, reduce the risk that a worker with a soft tissue injury will experience long term disability and work loss.

  • Overview: Improving outcomes. Integrated, active management of workers with soft tissue injury
  • Advice sheet 1 - Information for workers. This information sheet answers common questions that workers may ask when they have a work related soft tissue injury
  • Advice sheet 2 - Acute intervention.  This advice sheet describes important principles and activities specific to acute intervention during management of workers with soft tissue injury
  • Advice sheet 3 - Review and transition process. This advice sheet describes important principles and activities specific to the review and transition process during management of workers with soft tissue injury
  • Advice sheet 4 - Secondary intervention.  This advice sheet describes important principles and activities specific to secondary intervention during management of workers with soft tissue injury
  • Advice sheet 5 - Treatment using work related activity. This information sheet provides more detail about work related activity as treatment during secondary intervention for some workers with soft tissue injury
  • Improving outcomes FAQs
  • Orebro musculoskeletal pain questionnaire (OMPQ) - This questionnaire is the preferred formal screening tool to assist in identifying workers at risk of long term disability and work loss
  • FACTORWEB - This formal screening tool assists in identifying workers at risk of long term disability and work loss
  • Soft Tissue Injury Management A2 Poster - The poster provides key principles and a decision making tool 
  • Quick Reference Guide - Soft tissue injury management - This document provides a quick reference guide to the WorkCover publication Improving outcomes: integrated, active management of workers with soft tissue injury. It provides a summary of advice about important principles and activities that reduce the risk of long term disability and work loss in workers with soft tissue injury. 
  • Improving Return to Work Outcomes in the Red Meat Industry - A study funded by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC).

     

Domestic assistance guidelines

The Domestic assistance guidelines - Order 2004 outline the operation for the provision of domestic assistance. These guidelines should be read when completing a functional assessment for the provision of Domestic Assistance.

 

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