The MACA Guide
A best practice approach for allied health professionals supporting children (under 16 years) with their vehicle seating needs
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The MACA Guide
The MACA Guide outlines a four step process of assessing and prescribing for a child’s vehicle restraint needs. It is designed to be used with the information and resources on this website.
The MACA Guide is the leading Australian prescribing guide for allied health professionals. It is based on the Australian/New Zealand Standard 4370:2013, best practice and the latest research.
Please note: The guide is provided to allied health professionals who undertake MACA training.
Assess > Plan > Implement > Review
Step 1: Assess
Understand the needs of the child and family, and gather information about each vehicle the child travels in.
Step 2: Plan
Scan, select, and trial restraint option(s) for the child, and develop strategies to support safe transport.
Step 3: Implement
Identify funding options, complete documentation for the prescribed restraint option(s) and provide education and strategies to support safe transport.
This step uses MACA's forms and templates to support families to comply with road laws.
Step 4: Review
Evaluate the current restraint option(s) and strategies to ensure they still meet the needs of the child and family.
Learn about standards, restraint types & products
Learn about Australian and overseas standards, restraint types and products used for children with disabilities and medical conditions.
I'm really looking forward to The MACA Guide training and increasing my confidence in supporting child and family transport needs.