Acute Symptom Management

KWSH-CL-01 (Basic)

Course Overview

This programme aims to equip participants with the clinical knowledge and skills essential for assessing and managing common symptoms in acutely unwell adults. At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. Identify common acute symptoms
  2. Describe the management approaches to acute symptoms
  3. Highlight the relevance of medical history
  4. Perform the basic steps in physical assessment and examination, vital signs for the following conditions:
a) Cardiovascular
b) Respiratory
c) Gastro-intestinal
d) Neurological / Systemic

Target Participants

Nursing staff working in the community hospital, nursing home or residential aged care setting

Course Details

Date/ Time

Run 1: 12 March 2020

Run 2: 18 June 2020

Run 3: 20 August 2020

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM


Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
705 Serangoon Road
Singapore 328127

Course Trainers

This course is delivered by trainers from Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital.

Dr Sam Goh

Dr Sam Goh is a registered nurse with more than 14 years of experience. He is currently working as a Senior Nurse Clinician at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) and also serves as an adjunct faculty with the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at National University of Singapore. He has extensive experiences in the field of critical care, nursing management and education, having worked in several tertiary hospitals in Singapore. Prior to joining the community care sector, Dr Goh was extensively involved in many training and development programs for healthcare professionals in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Kazakhstan and Australia.

Ms Serene Tan

Ms Serene Tan is a registered nurse with over 10 years of clinical experience. She is currently working as a Nurse Clinician at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH). She holds several qualifications: Bachelor of Nursing (La Trobe University, Australia / 2010), Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Critical Care) (Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore / 2008), WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (IAL, Singapore / 2015), WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment (ITE, Singapore / 2010), Diploma in Nursing (Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore / 2006), and ITE Certificate in Nursing (Institute of Technical Education, Singapore / 2003).

Course Fees: $501.48 (inclusive 7% GST)

Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/ PRs and 45% for foreign staff working in eligible community care organisations.

Please register for the course via AIC Learning Management System. Go to the following URL:

Contact us:

(65) 6422-1300