The first step is to be trained in the use of the FIM™ or WeeFIM® instrument. AROC provides a number of workshops each year that you can attend. Alternatively, if a number of people in your organisation require training, AROC can provide a trainer to teach a workshop at your venue.
Organisations that require frequent training often have one of their staff accredited as a facility trainer.
Once you have received training you then need to become credentialed, which means sitting and passing an exam. Credentialing lasts two years after which time you should undertake refresher training and then resit the exam to maintain your credentialing.
Are there any eligibility criteria for training?
AROC’s policy is that training is available to Registered Nurses (RN), Enrolled Nurses (EN,) Doctors, Registrars and Allied Health staff with an appropriate tertiary clinical qualification. Assistants in nursing (AIN) and allied health assistants are welcome to attend training sessions to increase their knowledge and understanding of the FIM, and so they can contribute to FIM scoring in a clinical setting, but they are not eligible or required to become credentialed.
* FIM™ and WeeFIM® are trademarks of the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, a division of UB Foundation Activities, Inc.
New FIM™ System FAQs
Answers to the following FAQ’s are available in the FIM™ System User Guide:
- Allocate or assigning keys once purchased
- Email candidates with their exam key
- Find keys I’ve already purchased
- Downloading a list of keys I’ve already purchased
- Sit the online exam
- How to find my FIM™ ID
- Receiving a credentialing certificate
- Finding out who is credentialed at my facility
- Finding out when my credentials expire
- What do I do to organise a FIM™ workshop in-house
- What do I do to organise a Master Trainer to train at my facility
Please direct all FIM™ and WeeFIM® enquires to email@example.com
- Rehabilitation Care Plan - Anywhere Hospital
- AN-SNAP Classification Version 3 (Released January 2012, NB: Rehabilitation classes are unchanged)
- Inpatient Clinical Data Set
- Ambulatory Clinical Data Set
- Impairment Specific Adjunct Data Sets
- Australian Impairment Codes
- Guidelines for Coding Impairments
- Data submission dates