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Gerontology Nursing Course

This programme aims to provide Registered Nurses with the essential knowledge and skills in nursing management of older adults with multiple co-morbidities and also empower nurses to participate actively in ensuring that older people will continue to receive the best of care and support services from hospital setting to community setting.


At this course, participants will learn to:

  • Understand the impact of age related physical and physiologic changes to pathology

  • Explain the management of elderly patient with dementia, delirium and depression 

  • Outline Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

  • Discuss the management of incontinence and constipation

  • Discuss the role of nurses in fall prevention

  • Understand the concepts of frailty

  • Discuss the assessment of pain in elderly with cognitive disorders

  • Discuss the implications of polypharmacy
  • Explain the importance of adequate nutrition and hydration in elderly

  • Discuss the available common community resources and grant for older adults with disability.

  • Explain the importance of home safety for older adult


Target Audience

Registered Nurses


Exclusion Criteria

Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Gerontology)


Dates

07 & 08 April 2022
14 & 15 July 2022
18 & 19 August 2022
13 & 14 October 2022
17 & 18 November 2022


Duration

14 hours


Mode of Training

Blended learning


Venue

SingHealth Alice Lee Institute of Advanced Nursing

20 College Road, Academia

Singapore 169856


Course Fees
Course Fee 
$160.00
​GST
​$11.20
​Total
​​$171.20

*Course fee is subject to change.


Registration 

Please contact ian@sgh.com.sg for enquiries and registration.


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