Overview: Transport in the Critically Ill (TRICI)
Critical patients are moved constantly from location to location and their journey is fraught with complications. In fact, the movement has been thought to contribute too many errors and poor outcomes. This course is a one day compendium of simulation, refreshers and talks on the important aspects of moving critical patients from point A to B safely. The faculty has decades of medical retrieval experience and it is open to ALL fields of health care who are involved in moving patients.
Healthcare members who are involved in critical care and transport of critical patients.
$90 nett per registered participant
Senior Nurse Clinician Cao Yan has 18 years of nursing experience in the medical, surgical and cardiology ward, and case management since 2009.As the Team Lead, she is currently leading the cardiac case management team in the caring of patients for post-acute myocardial Infarction and heart failure. She is also an appointed member of the Valued Care Heart Failure Program in Changi General Hospital to deliver quality care for the patients with heart failure.
Last year, she was awarded the prestigious Nurses’ Merit Award 2015 from the Ministry of Health for her outstanding contribution and dedication to the nursing profession.
Beside her clinical roles, she participates actively in nursing research activities. She has been appointed as the Track Chairperson for the 2016 Eastern Health Alliance Scientific Meeting.
He is also concurrently:
1. Chairman, Residency Advisory Committee (Emergency Medicine), Singapore
2. Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, School of Medicine
3. Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Singapore Civil Defence Force
4. Deputy Chairman, Clinical Planning Group, Woodlands Integrated Health Complex
Nurse Clinician Lee Yian Chin has 29 years of nursing experience in the surgical ward; orthopaedic, neurology and emergency theatres, and recently case management since 2011. As the team Lead, she is currently leading the orthopaedic case management team in the caring of patients for knee arthroplasty, hip fracture, as well as sports and shoulder injuries. She was appointed a member of the Valued Care Hip Fracture Program in Changi General Hospital, in delivering holistic care for the elderly patients with hip fractures.Beside her clinical roles, she participates actively in nursing research activities. She was the co-lead for the orthopaedic track for the Eastern Health Alliance Scientific meeting in 2015.
This year, she was awarded the prestigious Nurses’ Merit Award 2016 from the Ministry of Health for her outstanding contribution and dedication to the nursing profession.
Since obtaining her Physiotherapy degree from the University of Melbourne, Shumei has been working at Changi General Hospital since. Her clinical interests are in orthopaedics areas within the inpatient settings and she has been the clinical leader for this area for the last three years.Specific to the hip fracture patient population, she has been involved with quality improvement projects, training sessions for junior physiotherapists and recently started on clinical research projects for this population as well. She has been a member of the ValuedCare hip fracture team since it started in 2013.
Ms Sharon Tan is the CREST C0-ordinator of PEACE-Connect Cluster Operator (PeCCO). She started as a volunteer at PEACE-Connect Neighbourhood Link (PCNL) in 2005 and has joined PEACE-Connect Cluster Operator (PeCCO) as a Social Work Assistant coordinating CREST programme.She has served at CREST, working with the elderly with mental health issues since 2014. She liaises with and make referrals to the various community partners to provide outreach, basic mental health information and support for clients and their families.
PeCCO reaches out to the seniors who live in the nine blocks of rental HDB one/two-room units in the Kampong Glam constituency and provides social and emotional support for the old, frail and lonely.
Ms Halimah Binte Sarim who holds an Advanced Diploma in Gerontology is a Registered Nurse with the Singapore Nursing Board since 1990. She has more than 15 years of acute medical and surgical working experience, having worked in various Restructured Hospital in Singapore.In the past eleven years she works in Bright Vision Community Hospital in various ward setting which includes Rehabilitation ward; Sub-Acute ward; Nursing Home ward; and Chronic Sick Unit ward. She also holds the position of an Infection Control Nurse there. In the last three years Halimah works as a Care Coordinator with AIC – ACTION Team. While in Bright Vision Community Hospital she was awarded 2 HMDP awards for Gerontology in 2010 and Orthopaedic in 2011.
Ms Halimah is currently a Telecarer of Health Management Unit, Eastern Health Alliance, she provides post discharge telecare and care management to patients with Chronic Diseases who are discharged from the CGH.
Woon Hsi joined CGH on Sep 2015 and is currently the programme facilitator for VC Heart Failure Program. He works closely alongside Dr Gerard Leong and VC Heart Failure members on their transformative journey from a volume- to a value-based healthcare delivery model. The team aims to improve clinical outcomes and reduce system costs through integrated care delivery for Heart Failure patients using evidence- and consensus-based best practices.
After his 18 months assignment by Economic Development Board in Germany, he returned as the pioneer member of a Singapore biotechnology firm which was later acquired by a French/Italian MNC. Prior to joining CGH, Woon Hsi led a team at NUH (Nursing Administration) for 3 years.
Woon Hsi’s background spans the fields of entrepreneurship, biological sciences and business administration: he received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Cell Biology at University of York (UK) and his MBA at University of Manchester (UK).
Dr Koh Lip Hoe is a consultant Geriatrician and Palliative Care Physician in Changi General Hospital. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1999 and obtained his MRCP(UK) in 2006. He received his training in Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Medicine in Singapore.He was attached to various centres in UK (London, Cambridge & Dundee ) for his training in Palliative Medicine.
He heads the Department of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Service in Changi General Hospital.
Dr Eugene Shum is the Chief Corporate Development Officer at the Eastern Health Alliance (EHA) where he oversees Strategic Planning and Development, and Community Care. He is a public health physician. His areas of interest include population health, and health policy and management.Dr Shum has held various portfolios at the Ministry of Health (MOH) including Epidemiology and Disease Control, Clinical Quality, and Health Services Development. He was previously Director, Medical Affairs at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Alexandra Health.
Dr Shum is the Associate Program Director of the National Preventive Medicine Residency Program at EHA. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore; and Adjunct Faculty at the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University.
Dr Edward Goh Teck Kheng graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1999. After obtaining his Masters in Family Medicine in 2009, he started working in St. Andrew’s Community Hospital (SACH). He obtained a Post-graduate Diploma in Geriatrics Medicine in 2010. A registered Family Physician, he is currently a consultant with SACH. He is a member of the Valued Care Hip Fracture Pathway Programme, a collaboration between Changi General Hospital (CGH) and SACH, which aims to improve the transition of care as well as post-acute rehabilitation of elderly patients who are transferred from CGH to SACH after a hip fracture.
Dr Christopher Lien is Senior Consultant in the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Changi General Hospital. A graduate from the National University of Singapore (2008), he completed specialist training in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in Scotland (1995-2001) in Dundee, Angus and Perthshire; and has a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2012 – 2013). He is currently Director of Community Geriatrics at CGH (since 2006) and his main areas of interest have been in the development of transitional, intermediate and long term care services for the elderly, and in Parkinson’s Disease in Older People. He is the Chairman of the Chapter of Geriatricians, College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and is a board member of NTUC Health, St Andrew’s Community Hospital Management Committee and the Lien Centre of Palliative Care at Duke-NUS.
Adj A/Prof Nicholas Chew is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1995, holds a Masters of Medicine in Psychiatry (NUS, 2001), and a Masters of Science in Health Professions Education from Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute of Health Professions (2013).
He served as the Deputy Head of Department, Psychological Medicine from 2006 to 2010 where he started the HIV Psychiatry and the Post-Stroke Depression Programmes. In 2009 He started the Transitional Year Residency Programme in NHG and subsequently took on the role of the Designated Institutional Official for NHG Residency. In 2013 he also served as the Assistant Chairman Medical Board (Medical Manpower Development).
He currently serves as the Group Chief Education Officer for the National Healthcare Group and is a member of the Specialist Accreditation Board in Singapore.
Dr Leong is a specialist in cardiology, subspecializing in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology and echocardiography imaging in cardiology. He is a senior consultant in the department of cardiology in Changi General Hospital (CGH) and the director of the CGH Heart Failure Program since its start in 2006.
He graduated from National University of Singapore in 1994, and obtained his specialist accreditation in Cardiology in 2005. Subsequently he underwent advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology training in Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, USA in 2007. He also underwent renal sympathetic denervation in hypertension and heart failure training in the Alfred, Melbourne, Australia in 2013. He passed his ASCeXAM and obtained his Diplomate certification from the USA National Board of Echocardiography in June 2015.
His clinical and research interests include novel therapeutics and echocardiographic imaging in heart failure and resistant hypertension. He has numerous publications on different aspects of heart failure, and in renal denervation in resistant hypertension.
Overview: Health Services Research: Programme Evaluation
Healthcare is rapidly changing with the use of technology and innovative solutions in the delivery of care to patients. It is, however, of importance to evaluate if such new services and technologies have achieved their intended goals and outcomes. Decision-makers would also need evidence to guide their decision on whether such new services and technologies should become main stream. Programme evaluation forms the framework for doing so. Through this talk, Dr Chow Wai Leng, who heads the Health Services Research department at EHA, will give an introduction to what programme evaluation is, how it fits into improving care and the concepts of conducting a programme evaluation. This workshop will be relevant to healthcare providers thinking of implementing or have recently implemented new services as well as administrators involved in the operations of new services.
Overview: A Primer to Human Factors in Healthcare
Humans are a vital component of healthcare systems. Many everyday processes within the system function through the decisions and actions of humans. A resilient healthcare system needs to be able to leverage on human capabilities while compensating for human vulnerabilities. Human Factors is the science of understanding how humans and systems interact with one another. This workshop provides an introduction to some Human Factors concepts relevant to healthcare workers and the work system around them.
Overview: Health Services Research: Healthcare Capacity Planning 101
In healthcare, workload projection essentially estimates the future volume of patients who need to be served at specific healthcare facilities. It is a critical step that needs to be performed prior to any healthcare capacity planning decision making process to ensure future patient needs are met timely and future specific healthcare facility is adequately utilized. In this workshop, the speaker will introduce several workload projection methodologies which are reported in the literature and how healthcare workload can be differentiated by several factors including medical disciplines, patient age groups, genders and areas of residence, etc. There will be hands on activities which allow participants to gain practical experience of performing workload projection using Mircosoft Excel. In addition, the speaker will also introduce Queuing Theory and illustrate how it can be applied to support healthcare capacity sizing decision making processes with consideration of patient waiting time and resource utilization.