Falls Prevention in the Elderly (Intermediate)

KWSH-CLIN-I-025

Course Overview

This course aims to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills to manage fall risks and improve mobility for residents within a nursing home setting.

This course consists of 3 modules:

  1. Fall Risks Management
  2. Exercise and Use of Assistive Devices for Mobility
  3. Medications and Fall Risk in the Elderly

 

Module 1 – Fall Risks Management

  1. Introduction to falls in Nursing Homes
  2. Identifying risk factors to falls
  3. Falls Risk Screening in Community
  4. Falls Risk Assessment in the Nursing Home
  5. Falls Prevention Approach in the Community Care Sector

 

Module 2 – Exercise and Use of Assistive Devices for Mobility

  1. Role of exercises in falls prevention
  2. Introduction to the Otago Exercise for Elderly
  3. Use of Mobility Assistive Devices for mobility

 

Module 3 – Medications and Fall Risk in the Elderly

  1. Discuss strategies to prevent falls due to medications
  2. Identify medications associated with falls in the elderly

 

Please Note:

A minimum of 75% attendance will be required for you to complete the programme and receive your certificate.

Target Participants

Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Therapy Assistants, Staff Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Nursing Aides, & Care Associates from community care sector

Course Details

Date/ Time

24 June 2021

8 November 2021

Time:

9 AM to 5 PM

Venue

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
705 Serangoon Road
Singapore 328127

Course Trainers

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

Margaret Goh

Head of department/Principal Physiotherapist, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

Ms Margaret Goh is a physiotherapist with over 17 years of experience. She is currently working as the Head, Rehabilitation at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH). Prior to joining the community care sector, Ms Goh has worked in several public and private healthcare organizations. She holds several qualifications: Bachelor of Health Sciences, Physiotherapy (SIM, Singapore, 2005) and Diploma in Physiotherapy (Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore, 2002). Her area of specialization includes elderly care, neuro-geriatrics and physiotherapy clinical skills. She is extensively involved in in-house training courses for thera-pists, therapy aides and care staff at KWSH.

Ms Juliana Wang

Senior Physiotherapist, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

Ms Juliana Wang is a physiotherapist with over 10 years of experience. She is currently working as a Senior Physiotherapist at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH). Prior to joining the community care sector, Ms Wang has worked at two major tertiary hospitals in Singapore. She holds several qualifications: Master of Science in Neurological Physiotherapy (Hong Kong Polytechnic University / Hong Kong / 2013), Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of South Australia / Australia / 2007), and Diploma in Physiotherapy (Nanyang Polytechnic / Singapore / 2005). Her area of specialization includes neurorehabilitation and geriatric rehabilitation.

Ms Sim Puay Cheng

Senior Nurse Educator, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

Ms Sim is a registered nurse with over 30 years of clinical experience and SRFAC-accredited chief instructor. She is currently working as a Senior Nurse Educator at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH). She holds several qualifica-tions: Master of Arts (Human Resource Development) (SIM-George Wash-ington University, USA / 1999), Bachelor of Nursing (La Trobe University, Australia / 1993), Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (National Institute of Education / Singapore / 2013), and WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment (CBLD, Singapore / 2010). Her area of specialization includes critical care, gerontology, infection control and nursing education.

Course Fees: $240.00 (excluding 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 (LMS 2.0).

Contact us:

(65) 6422-1300
CTI@kwsh.org.sg

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