What do we mean by “Early Intervention”?
Early Intervention is something that we here at Work Healthy Australia refer to quite often. However, many of our readers might not be so familiar with the term. So we’d like to shed some light on what we mean when we talk about Early Intervention.
Early Intervention (or EI) is the most common category of injury classification. EI generally implies that there are no significant underlying issues that might slow or limit the full recovery of the patient within a reasonable timeframe. Underlying issues could include health conditions (like diabetes), or a previous injury.
By first categorising a patient’s condition, our clinicians are better placed to determine treatment approach, prognosis and other steps that may be necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.
At first, it might seem self explanatory, but there are several factors that need to be considered before a clinician will place a patient’s injury in the Early Intervention category.
Here are just some of the things our Onsite Health Providers do:
Only once existing health conditions and previous injuries can be ruled out as having an impact on recovery time, will a patient’s injury be classified as Early Intervention.
Not doing the work to classify a patient’s injury can result in a failure to appropriately manage & treat it – plain and simple.
What could this mean for the patient:
Adhering to a thorough process of assessing and categorising an injury will mean that the patient can be effectively and appropriately rehabilitated based on their condition. This also presents an opportunity to identify the need for additional strengthening or training programs.
And, most importantly, appropriately classifying and managing these injuries can stop small problems from becoming bigger, and more costly problems.
As a WHA Onsite Healthcare Provider you can enjoy:
– A competitive salary
– Laptop, Phone & Work Vehicle
– A generous training allowance
– Access to a full time training manager to coach you in your professional development
We welcome applications from Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths, unless otherwise specified in the job description.