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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

In this programme, participants will gain experience in managing patients with plastic reconstructive surgery and subspecialised surgery, eg cleft lip/palate surgery, craniofacial surgery, head and neck reconstructive surgery, mastectomy with breast reconstruction, burns surgery, microvascular and aesthetic surgery.

The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a specialised surgical unit dealing with specific reconstructive and aesthetic problems. It provides services for congenital abnormalities, head and neck cancer, reconstructive microsurgery, cranio-maxillofacial surgery and trauma.

It also provides a 24 hours' service to adult and paediatric patients admitted for plastic and reconstructive surgery. It is also a centre for referrals within the hospital as well as from private/public hospitals in Singapore and region.

Located at Block 6 Level 3, the ward is managed by a senior nurse manager and supported by a team of highly skilled and experienced doctors and nurse clinicians. The nursing team provides a total nursing care to patients after reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. They also provide education and counselling to patients and parents of paediatric patients with congenital deformities eg cleft lip/palate pre- and post-operatively.

At the clinical attachment, participants will learn:

  • Pathophysiology related to conditions requiring plastic reconstructive surgery, e.g. cleft and craniofacial surgery, reconstructive surgery after trauma and cancer

  • Pre- ad post-operative nursing management

  • Psychosocial support to patients and their families

  • Principles of managing a Plastic or Surgical ward

Target Audience

  • Registered nurses with 1 year post-registration experience (minimum) in a surgical or plastic surgical ward

  • Currently working in a Plastic or Surgical ward




2 Weeks


Alice Lee Institute of Advanced Nursing
20 College Road, Academia
Singapore 169856


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