Our Courses

Care for the Elderly Course (for the public)

Description:  

Our Primary Care Academy (PCA) offers a training programme conducted by experienced registered nurses to equip you and your caregiver with the basic skills in caring for the elderly.If you are a caregiver or employer of a caregiver, this training programme will enhance your ability and improve your caregiver’s skills in providing excellent care to your loved ones. 


Course Outline (5 Modules):
 

1. Hygiene & Grooming
- Cleaning of mouth and dentures
- Bed Bathing
- Assisted Bath
- Dressing and Grooming
- Changing of bedlinen
- Prevention of pressure sores
- Foot Care

2. Waste Handling
- Use of diapers
- Use of urinals and bedpans
- Care of urine bag

3. Safety
- Safe lifting, positioning and turning
- Safe use of mobility aids
- Falls precautions and prevention of accidents
- Safe administration of medication

4. Feeding
- Preparation of feeds
- Types of feeds
- Feeding tips
- Tube feeding 

 5. Caregiver Self-Care and Communication 
- Caregiver self-care and tips
-  How can I cope?
-  Where can I get help?
-  Basic communication skills

 
   

Venue:  

Primary Care Academy at Level 3, Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic

   

Time*: 

10.00am to 5.00pm

   
Fees: 

$117.70 (inclusive of GST) without Caregivers Training Grant
$10 co-payment with Caregiver Training Grant

Eligible participants may apply to attend the course with the Caregiver Training Grant.

Please click here to download the application form 

   
   

Dates*: 

08 June 2016

13 October 2016

07 December 2016

09 March 2017

 

General Practitioners' Assistant Course (for the public)

Description:  

The General Practitioner's (GP) Assistant Course is designed specifically to prepare anyone who is interested in working in a GP clinic but are worried that they do not have the required skills.

Secondly, the course is also intended to raise the level of service provided by the GP clinic to the public. The course is designed to consist of three levels, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. A participant without prior experience is advised to start from the Foundational modules. However, a participant who has adequate exposure and experience working in a GP clinic could enrol from Intermediate and progress to the Advanced level as required.

   

Venue:  

Primary Care Academy at Level 3, Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic

   
Details:  

1) GP Assistant Foundational Course
Date: 25 & 27 May 2016
Time: 1.30pm to 5.00pm (3.5 hrs)
Cost: $180 (excluding GST)

The course covers:
- An overview of healthcare organisation in Singapore
- Role of a clinic assistant
- Fundamental concepts of patient care delivery
- Basic communication skills and delivery
- Basic measurement skills (height, weight and BMI calculation)
- Fundamentals of infection control in a clinic setting
- Basics on how medication works and avoiding medication errors

2) GP Assistant Intermediate Course 
Date: 27 & 28 October 2016
Time: 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Cost: $320 (excluding GST
        
                                                                                          
 
 The course covers:
- Use of edical Terminologies at work
- Communication between healthcare professionals and patients
- Principles of proper disinfection, decontamination, sterilization including autoclaving in a clinic environment
- Drug storage, management, safety and error prevention
- Blood glucose monitoring, application of eye ointment, ear drops and nasal spray

3) GP Assistant Advanced Course
Date: 12 & 13 January 2017
Time: 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Cost: $380 (excluding GST)

The course covers: 
- Basic understanding on the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and asthma   
- Administration of medication via nebulizer and inhaler                                                      
- Use of meter dosed inhaler (MDI), spacer, dry powder inhaler, (Turbuhaler and Accuhaler) 
- 12 Lead ECG                                       
Overview of the use, common side effects, precautions and active ingredients of medication used to treat common medical conditions e.g URTI, Pain, Infection, Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus 

   
  Please click  here  to download the application form 

   *Dates and Time of courses are subject to changes.  

Please call the Primary Care Academy (PCA) at 6496-6683 or 6496-6682 or log on to www.pca.sg to find out more about the courses.