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).
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
Nursing Aide and Healthcare Assistant
Class size: 16 participants
Instructors-led training activities
Classroom participation and discussions
Clinical practice logbook
Ms Helen, Senior Staff Nurse, GeriCare, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Ms Jocelyn Loke, Senior Staff Nurse, GeriCare, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital