Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Sharpening Community Care Skills: Upskill With St Luke’s ElderCare Courses


The revamp of Agency for Integrated Care’s (AIC) Learning Management System portal has brought together a total of eight partners who have been appointed by Agency for Integrated Care as Learning Institutes (LI) for the Community Care sector. Being one of the appointed LIs, St Luke’s ElderCare (SLEC) currently offers a total of 31 courses that specialise in aged care.

Aware of manpower constraints within the sector, SLEC was inspired to align their strategic direction by increasing the number of courses they offer. They aim to build a community of skilled professionals through this partnership, allowing overall sector growth and development.

Engaging Community Care Professionals

SLEC offers an array of courses for Community Care professionals, focusing mainly on Palliative Care, Dementia Care, Wound Care and Allied Health focused rehabilitation. Committed to providing the necessary resources, SLEC provides a platform where like-minded care partners and organisations can train at.

To ensure an optimal learning experience for all participants, the trainers and curriculum developers at SLEC are equipped with relevant qualifications and exposure to deliver the courses in their domain areas. Courses, as well as clinical attachments, have curricula that are practical and applicable in different types of care settings such as centre based, community based and home care.

Here are a few courses at SLEC you might be interested in.

General Basic Palliative Care Certification ($1,040, 32 hours)

Suitable for: Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, Support Care Staff, Allied Health Professional, Psychosocial Staff, Senior Management

What you’ll learn: Comprising a total of four modules, this interdisciplinary course affords you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to provide palliative care in the Community Care sector. This programme aims to provide participants with foundational knowledge and skills to care for seniors with life-limiting illnesses, as well as explore multiple facets of palliative care and how to integrate the role of a patient’s family in caring for the patient.

Care of Client with Dementia, Basic and Intermediate ($1080, 48 hours)

Suitable for: Support Care Staff, Enrolled/Registered/Advanced Practice Nurse, Allied Health Professional, Doctor, Senior Management and Corporate Services Staff

What you’ll learn: Consisting of two modules, this progressive course focuses on dementia care. The two-day basic course is designed, in line with DCCF Framework, to provide learners with the basic knowledge and skills to improve the well-being of persons living with dementia and their caregivers. The four-day intermediate course, on the other hand, upskills learners so they would be able to provide a supervisory and guiding role to staff under their care. Through the course, they will learn how to use person-centred approaches and influence change in workplace practices and processes to enrich the quality of life of persons living with dementia and their caregivers.

Skin Integrity & Wound Care Management for the Elders in Community, Intermediate ($300, 16 hours)

Suitable for: Registered & Enrolled Nurses, Nursing Aides and Allied Health Professional who preferably have completed basic skincare courses

What you’ll learn: This two-day course focuses on relevant and useful information to guide healthcare professionals in the assessment and management of skin and wound care of the lower body.

Care of Client with Stroke - Rehabilitation, Basic and Psychosocial, Basic ($360, 12 hours)

Suitable for: Support Care Staff, Enrolled/Registered/Advanced Practice Nurse, Allied Health Professional, Doctor, Senior Management and Corporate Services Staff

What you’ll learn: What you’ll learn: The one-day Rehabilitation (Basic) course is designed to provide learners with a basic understanding of stroke and the acute stroke management of seniors. Participants will be able to understand stroke rehabilitation from the perspectives of physical therapy and occupational therapy. At the end of the course, they will be able to perform an individualised therapy intervention prescribed by the therapist. The Psychosocial (Basic) course enables participants to gain awareness of the psychosocial challenges faced by seniors with stroke. By understanding these challenges, participants will be able to deliver better care and support to the seniors.

Care of Person with Parkinson's Disease, Basic ($240, 8 hours)

Suitable for: Support Care Staff

What you’ll learn: This full-day course equips learners with a basic understanding of the movement disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease and how the condition may impact other aspects of life. The learner will be taught basic handling skills to assist a person with Parkinson’s disease move and exercise in a safe manner.

Modified Barthel Index (MBI) Training, Basic ($70, 4 hours)

Suitable for: Support Care Staff

What you’ll learn: This half-day course enables learners to use the MBI (Modified Barthel Index) to evaluate a patient’s level of dependence in performing functional activities. It provides an overview of what MBI measures, how to conduct the assessment accurately, and how to analyse the results.

Interested in other SLEC courses?

For more information on courses to kickstart your professional development, click here to access the Learning Management System (LMS). Filter to “St Luke’s Eldercare (SLEC)” as the Learning Institute of your choice to find out more about the courses offered. For other enquiries, please contact St Luke’s Eldercare via email at  learninghub@slec.org.sg.

*Do check out the details for the abovementioned courses at the AIC’s LMS Marketplace

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