The aim of the project was to improve the accessibility and efficiency of rehabilitation services and to increase the rehabilitation capacity at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Hospital (Lithuania) and the Rehabilitation center “Rāzna” (Latvia).
During the project leading partner Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas hospital and project partner Rehabilitation centre “Rāzna” organized 15 general skills on-line trainings (5 trainings of them were joint) for both partners’ rehabilitation specialists. The aim of these courses – to increase competence and quality of Lithuanian and Latvian rehabilitation centers and to share good practice among the rehabilitation centers in the field of 10 topics such as “Stress management”, “Conflict management”, “Time management”, “Leadership management”, Team work”, “Internal communication”, “Communication with patients”, “Strategic planning”, “Human resource management”, “Organization representation and image”.
Both project partners organized 15 special skills on-line trainings (5 trainings of them were joint) for both partners’ rehabilitation specialists in the field of 10 topics such as “Peculiarities of physiotherapy / ergo-therapy of traumatological patients”, “Examination and treatment of the lumbar spine by manual therapy and exercise”, “Means of movement and their effects on endocrine disease control and prevention of complications”, “Muscle and muscle chain testing and correction”, “Muscle imbalance and effective muscle chain training”, “Examination and rehabilitation of the shoulder joint”, “Elastic resistance system and concept of functional exercises in physiotherapy”.
In all, 30 general and special skills trainings with 632 participants in them were organized. Separately, 10 joint trainings were organized with 265 participants.
Project partners Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Hospital (Lithuania) and Rehabilitation center “Rāzna” (Latvia) purchased and installed modern rehabilitation equipment for children and adults which enabled and improved the delivery and efficiency of these services and improved the recovery results after these services both for children and adults.
Project partner Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Hospital has prepared the handbook for the provision of medical rehabilitation services, which contains the latest recommendations for rehabilitation specialists. The handbook provides detailed and clear practical recommendations based on scientific knowledge regarding the provision of rehabilitation services to patients after knee and hip arthroplasty, shoulder and back pain, stroke etc. The handbook is published in Lithuanian and Latvian languages as methodological material for rehabilitation specialists working in the institutions of project partners.
At the end of the project 1-day international on-line conference on the topic “Modern methods of providing medical rehabilitation services” has been organized. Rehabilitation experts from Lithuania, Latvia and other EU countries have presented modern ways of delivery of rehabilitation services. 90 participants from both partners’ and other medical institutions took place in the conference for sharing knowledge and increasing the qualification of specialists.