GeriCare Education and Training (GREAT)

This course serves to enhance the skills and knowledge of Nursing Aide (NA) and the Healthcare Assistant (HCA) to provide basic geriatric and palliative nursing care for the residents in nursing homes. It aims to improve their capabilities and skillsets so that they can perform competent and essential nursing care and procedures such as (amongst others), skin and oral care, bladder and bowel care, safe feeding techniques, symptom management, person-centered and end-of-life care. 

All clinical practices taught at this course will align with Ministry of Health's Enhanced Nursing Home Standards (ENHS). 

Learning Objectives 

  • To understand the important role of NAs and HCAs

  • To be competent to deliver basic nursing care so as to reduce the risk of disease complications 

  • To assess symptoms and provide timely care management 

  • To advocate for the residents to receive dignified and end-of-life care
     

Target Learners 

Nursing Aide and Healthcare Assistant 

Class size: 16 participants 

Teaching Methods 

  • Instructors-led training activities 

  • Team-based learning 
     

Assessment Methods 

  • Classroom participation and discussions

  • Multiple-choice test 

  • Clinical practice logbook
     

Duration 

  • 32 hours 
     

Trainers 

Ms Helen, Senior Staff Nurse, GeriCare, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital 

Ms Jocelyn Loke, Senior Staff Nurse, GeriCare, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital 

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Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

90 Yishun Central

Singapore 768828

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