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Courses

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) | Care and Response Training Programme | Evidence-Based Nursing Research Programme | Management of Disturbed, Aggressive and Violent Patients for Registered Nurses |
 

The Nursing Administration department conducts several training courses for nursing officers from IMH and other hospitals / institutions to assist in the continuous learning and self-improvement of all nurses. Some of the courses conducted by our nursing administration department are as follows:

 

1. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)

Course Description

The Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) course equips participants with the skills for resuscitating collapsed adult and infant victims. It is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognise several life-threatening emergencies, provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals.

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Course Objective

Upon completion of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • State the importance of the chain of survival
  • Demonstrate proficiency in one-person and two-person CPR
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adult and infant victims
  • Illustrate application of the Heimlich manoeuvre for choking individuals

Course Outline

The Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) course comprises the following topics:

  • Chain of survival
  • The heart
  • One-man & two-man CPR
  • Adult cardio pulmonary resuscitation
  • Adult foreign body airway obstruction
  • Infant cardio pulmonary resuscitation
  • Adult and infant recovery position
  • Infant foreign body airway obstruction
  • Practice session
  • Theory and practical tests
  • Evaluation / feedback

Entry Requirements

The following programme is open to all:

  • Medical/Allied health professionals
  • Registered nurses
  • Enrolled nurses
  • Health care assistants/health attendants
  • Paramedics

Certificate Awarded

Successful candidates will be awarded with a BCLS certificate accredited by the National Resuscitation Council with two-year validity.

Duration: 1 day

 

 

2. Care and Response Training Programme

Course Description

This specialised care and response training programme will equip individuals with ethical and effective prevention strategies, physical and psychological self-defence methods, disengagement techniques and standard therapeutic holds to respond individually or as a team in the management of aggression.

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Course Objective

Upon completion of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the theoretical aspects of anger, assessment of patient aggression and application of de-escalation skills during a crisis intervention.
     
  • Demonstrate the breakaway techniques towards a patient's grab.
     
  • Demonstrate the low level approaches to an uncooperative but non-violent patient.
     
  • Demonstrate the use of shield on an aggressive, disturbed, and violent patient.
     

Course Outline

  • The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to specialise in a specific area of interest or need. The course explores some of the challenges in working with patients who exhibit disturbed, aggressive, or violent behaviour. It provides staff with adequate knowledge and skills to manage violent and aggressive clients with a psychological approach. It also includes a direct hands-on skill based component to prepare the learners to break away from any physical contact from the aggressor. Throughout the 3-day workshop, you will be given opportunities to explore complicated issues through case scenarios and discussions. An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.
     

  • The full 3-day course programme has the most detailed descriptions of the techniques used. The duration of this course also varies based on the specialised group/s to be trained. Please click here for more details on the durations of this course for each specialised group.
     

Entry Requirements

The following programme is open to all:

  • Medical/Allied health professionals
  • Registered nurses
  • Enrolled nurses
  • Health care assistants/health attendants
  • Frontline staff working in high-risk healthcare settings
  • Participants with medical conditions should be exempted from this physical training course
     

Certificate Awarded

Participants who have successfully achieved all the requirements of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement

Duration: 3 days or less depending on the specialised group. Different packages are provided based on different training needs. Please click here for a summary of the different levels of training available.

 

 

3. Evidence-Based Nursing Research Programme

Course Description

This course is specifically designed to update and enhance evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge and processes for conducting, implementing and evaluating evidence-based practice. Participants learn the basics of assessing, investigating and revising nursing practices using an evidence-based practice methodology. They will be taught the inter-relationship of theoretical frameworks, design, sample selection, data collection instruments, and data analysis techniques.

Course Objective

Upon completion of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Select and critically analyse clinical research topics in an area of interest
  • Address nursing problems of concern through scientific methods
  • Critique and synthesise research literature (research; critical thinking)
  • Apply models of research utilisation (research; communication skills; ethical conduct)

Course Outline

The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to specialise in a specific area of interest or need. Topics will include:

  • Writing a research proposal 
  • Literature review
  • Quantitative Inquiry
  • Qualitative Inquiry 
  • Methodology (design, sample, data collection)
  • Ethical considerations for human subjects
  • Critique and utilisation
  • Submitting a grant call

Entry Requirements

The following programme is open to all:

  • Medical/Allied health professionals
  • Registered nurses
  • Enrolled nurses
  • Nursing students

Certificate Awarded

Participants who have successfully achieved all the requirements of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Duration: 3 days

 

 

4. Basic Mental Health Course

Course Description

This training program is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to care for patients with mental health conditions. Topics include common mental conditions and interventions that can help patients with these conditions, management of patients with suicidal and aggressive behaviours. Teaching methods include lectures, discussion and role plays.

Course Objective

Upon completion of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the common mental health conditions 
  • Utilize various pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in the management of mental health conditions 
  • Conduct and document status of mental state examination 
  • Recognize early signs of relapse 
  • Describe the monitoring, reporting and management procedures involved for individuals with suicidal behaviours 
  • Describe the theoretical aspects of anger, assessment of patient aggression and application of de-escalation skills during a crisis situation 

Course Outline

This program, consisting of 3 modules, will equip participants with the knowledge to identify people with mental health conditions and the skills to care for them. Throughout the program, participants will be given opportunities to explore various concerns regarding care of people with mental health conditions and apply various strategies to address these concerns.  

Entry Requirements

This programme is designed for frontline nursing and allied health healthcare professionals who are working directly with clients with mental health conditions in the nursing home context. 

Certificate Awarded

Participants who have successfully achieved all the requirements of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Duration: 5 days

 

 

5. Psychiatric Neurostimulation (NSS) Course for Psychiatric Nursing Staff

Course Description

This course is for nurses who manage patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), or assist doctors administering ECT / rTMS. 

Course Objective

Upon completion of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Be aware of the indications, preparation and procedure for ECT / rTMS 
  • Perform pre and post ECT/rTMS patient preparation and assessments
  • Be proficient in assisting doctors in the procedures of ECT/rTMS  

Course Outline

The course comprises of 3 main modular and sequential components to address differing levels of training requirements of various nursing jobs. The modules need to be taken in advancing sequence:  

  • Module 1: Introductory Psychiatric Nursing NSS module
  • Module 2: General Psychiatric Nursing NSS module
  • Module 3: (A/B): Advanced Psychiatric Nursing NSS practical module (ECT/rTMS)

Module 1 is conducted via self-paced electronic online learning on Psychiatric Neurostimulation. 

Module 2 is conducted through classroom learning. This model will equip the nurses with the ability to perform patient and family education and interpret the nursing rating scales that are used in Psychiatric Neurostimulation.  

Module 3 is a practical module. It comprises 3A – ECT and 3B – rTMS. This module is designed for the clinical registered nurse who intends to perform Psychiatric Neurostimulation nursing work independently in their workplace.  

Entry Requirements

This programme is designed for psychiatric/mental health nurses who are working directly with clients with mental health conditions. 

Certificate Awarded

Participants who have successfully achieved all the requirements of this course will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Duration: 2 days

 

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