Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Providing Emergency/Immediate Care: Healthcare Training at HMI Institute of Health Sciences


With the rollout of the Agency for Integrated Care’s (AIC) Learning Management System portal, more Community Care professionals have been granted greater access to learning opportunities in the sector. There are over 270 courses offered across the eight appointed Learning Institutes (LI) this year. To meet the evolving needs of our sector, the HMI Institute of Health Sciences (HMI) has since opened up its doors to offer 12 exciting courses in 2021 that Community Care professionals can benefit from.

Coming to Your Aid

Formed in 2001, the HMI Institute of Health Sciences (HMI) was established with the aim to nurture learners to become competent healthcare personnel with their unique teaching and learning frameworks. The institute focuses on experiential-based learning and a student-centred approach, and houses 10 Learning Labs and classrooms with simulated healthcare settings.

To optimise the learning experience for all students, courses are devised to be split into classroom, laboratory training, as well as clinical attachments. Theory sessions will be conducted via home-based learning, while in-person training will be done interchangeably with discussions, scenario-based training, case studies and simulation-based learning. These holistic teaching methods were developed and tailored specifically to cater to adult learners to ensure effectiveness.

An example of experiential-based learning in the HMI classroom setting.

HMI also prides itself on its wide range of emergency life support training courses, delivering not only First Aid, but also Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and even Wilderness First Aid courses. To date, more than 300,000 people have benefited from these courses, including individuals in corporate organisations and even schools. The high demand for HMI’s training courses was acknowledged and the institute has been recognised for the following:

  • Appointed by the SkillsFuture Singapore as a Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centre for the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) training
  • Accredited by Committee of Private Education (CPE) as a Private Education Institution under the provisions and regulations of the Private Education Act since 2012
  • Certified by SOCOTTEC ISO 9001: 2015- Quality Management System
  • Accredited by the Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC) as a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/automated external defibrillator (AED) and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)/ Standard First Aid training centre
  • Accredited by Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC) as a BCLS AED Instructor Training Centre
  • Appointed by SkillsFuture Singapore as Training Provider for SGUNITED Skills (SGUS) Programme for the Healthcare industry
  • Appointed by Health Promotion Board (HPB) for the provision of Training Services for Swabbing Teams to support the Swab Operations for COVID-19
  • Appointed by Ministry of Health (MOH) for the provision of Swab Training Course Services for GP Clinic Staff

Delivering a Suite of Healthcare Training Courses

To boost the capabilities of professionals in the Community Care Sector, HMI Institute’s curriculum centres on actual performance in technical competencies, behaviour and mindsets, so one can be adept, and excel in the roles required.

And to meet the training demand for emergency life support courses, the team at HMI Institute established an Emergency Life Support Training Centre, which has the largest team of in-house CPR and AED trainers in Singapore.

Did you know?
HMI Institute’s Emergency Life Support Training Centre offers many popular courses that Community Care professionals usually take, including Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)+AED Provider, CPR (Hands-Only)+AED Provider and Standard First Aid Provider. These courses are priced competitively and translate to cost savings when compared to claiming via Community Care Training Grant.

Interested to know more? Here are a few healthcare courses from HMI Institute that Community Care professionals can look forward to.

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)+AED Provider ($119, 8 hours)

Suitable for: Support Care Staff, Allied Health Professional, Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Nurse, Doctor, Corporate Services Staff, Ancillary Care Staff

What you’ll learn: Adults and infants may require a unique protocol of emergency care. This is why the BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) + Automated External Defibrillator (AED) programme provides an in-depth training and higher standard of CPR for both adult and infant patients, as well as comprehensive training of the operating of the AED. This programme also allows learners to be able to master the management of foreign body airway obstruction for both adults and infants as well.

Standard First Aid Provider ($185, 16 hours)

Suitable for: Support Care Staff, Allied Health Professional, Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Nurse, Corporate Services Staff, Ancillary Care Staff

What you’ll learn: This course is designed to equip participants with the essential theory, hands-on skills, and knowledge related to emergencies specifically in the workplace. In the event of unforeseen circumstances such as bleeding, fractures, unconsciousness or even breathing difficulties, learners can practice their skills with confidence. Upon completion of the course, learners will be awarded SRFAC-recognised certification for First Aid.

The implementation of simulation-based learning in HMI’s courses.

Monitor Maintenance of Equipment and Machine (Intermediate) $105, 4 hours

Suitable for: Support Care Staff, Allied Health Professional, Corporate Services Staff

What you’ll learn: To provide care staff who have supervisory and guiding roles with the skills and knowledge required to monitor maintenance of equipment and machines in their work environment. This includes performing basic preventive maintenance, communicating with equipment suppliers to ensure timely and effective equipment repairs, and ensuring availability of equipment to avoid disruption of operations.

Building an Effective Team (Intermediate) $135, 4hours

Suitable for: Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, Advanced Practice Nurse, Allied Health Professional, Corporate Services Staff

What you’ll learn: This training aims to provide participants with an understanding of the psychological forces influencing the team’s behavior and performance. Participants will learn how to adopt different communication strategies to develop an effective working relationship and to build an effectively high performing team.

For more information on courses to kickstart your professional development, simply click here to access the Learning Management System (LMS) and filter to a Learning Institute of your choice.

Visit https://hmi-ihs.com/ to find out more about the courses offered at the HMI Institute of Health Sciences, or call 6253 3818.

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