The Learning Management System (LMS) portal by Agency for Integrated Care’s (AIC) has greatly helped Community Care professionals by giving them access to learning opportunities in the sector. There are over 270 courses offered this year across the eight appointed Learning Institutes. One of the eight Learning Institutes is St Luke’s Hospital (SLH).
SLH was the first hospital in Singapore dedicated to treat the elderly sick when it was founded in 1996. In 2012, they were the first recipient of the President's Award for Social Impact. They were also the first community hospital to receive the National Healthcare Innovation and Productivity Medal in 2016. The Institution of a Public Character currently cares for 2,000 inpatients and 3,000 outpatients each year.
Healthcare Education for Community Care Professionals
In efforts to build a strong system focused on care and support within the Community Care sector, SLH offers courses that Community Care professionals can benefit from. To ensure a holistic learning experience for trainees and to abide by safety distancing rules, courses at SLH are devised to be split into e-learning via Zoom, and face-to-face learning for practical courses. The courses were implemented in this way to cater to adult learners by tailoring effectively to their needs.
SLH also prides itself on the wide range of courses available, including wound care, dementia care, medication management, falls prevention and therapy. These courses benefits allied health professionals and support care staff in the Community Care sector by letting them gain a greater insight into client-centric care.
Increasing the Participation of Aiding People with Aphasia in the Community ($363.80, 8 hours)
Suitable for: Support Care Staff (Therapy Assistants), Allied Health Professionals (Speech Therapists), Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Nurse, Doctor
What you’ll learn: The course covers theoretical concepts and practical sessions to equip Community Care professionals with the necessary skills to handle people with Aphasia (PWA), including the various modes of communication available to assist PWA and successfully engage them in conversation. Through this course, Community Care professionals can have a better understanding of aiding PWA in the community.
Safe Feeding in the Community: How can I Help? ($438.70, 8 hours)
Suitable for: Support Care Staff (Therapy Assistants & Nursing Aides), Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse
What you’ll learn: This course will equip Community Care professionals on dysphagia, as well equip them with knowledge and skills so they can better perform oral feeding, monitor structured diet plans, provide oral care and identify signs and symptoms. With this understanding, they can provide proper care for people with dysphagia and hence, decrease the chances of patients developing aspiration pneumonia in the community setting.
Therapeutic Use of Music in Various Populations and Settings ($663.40, 16 hours)
Suitable for: Allied Health Professionals, Support Care Staff (Therapy Assistants, Nursing Aides, Programme Coordinators)
What you’ll learn: Music therapy uses auditory senses to heal patients through musical elements, including listening to music, playing an instrument, moving to the beat of the music, singing along and more. This course incorporates many aspects of music and understanding the use of sound as a tool to treat different needs such as emotional, social, motor and cognitive. Incorporating music into a patient’s rehabilitation activities can help them focus better and carry out their physiotherapy activities for a longer time, resulting in a positive rehabilitation outcome and a better quality of life for patients/clients.
Interested in other SLH’s courses? Here’s a summary of the courses available:
*Full course fee including GST. Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/PRs and 45% for Work Pass Holders working in eligible community care organisations.
For more information on courses to kickstart your professional development, simply click here to access the Learning Management System (LMS). Filter to “St Luke’s Hospital (SLH)” as the Learning Institute of your choice to find out more about the courses offered. For other enquiries, please contact St Luke’s Hospital via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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