WSQ Higher Certificate in Healthcare Support (Nursing Care)
The course equips the participants with the skills to assist the nurses in handling the complex needs of hospitalised patients.
Use of Medical Terminology in Work ActivitiesCRS-Q-0003856-HCS
Able to apply skills and knowledge to use the correct terminology in interacting with healthcare professionals. The unit also equips healthcare support worker with skills and explain basic medical terms and acronyms in interactions with patients and next-of-kin.
Funding Validity Period: 7 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020
Perform Lifesaving TechniquesCRS-Q-0003283-HCS
Able to perform removal of foreign body during conscious adult airway obstruction and one- man cardiopulmonary resuscitation during an emergency.
Measure and record patient's vital signsCRS-Q-0003285-HCS
Able to apply skills and knowledge to support medical professionals in the measurement and recording of pain, body temperature, radial pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
Assist patients requiring assistance with elimination and hygieneCRS-Q-0003844-HCS
Able to apply skills and knowledge required to assist patients with incontinence and elimination problems, through urinary catheter, urosheath and drainage system, assisting insertion of rectal suppository and fleet enema administration.
Assist patients in care of airwayCRS-Q-0003287-HCS
Able apply skills and knowledge in pulse oximetry, assist in oxygen therapy & nebulization and perform oral suctioning.
CARE OF END OF LIFE CLIENTSCRS-Q-0020347-HCS
Able to apply skills and knowledge required to provide support in preparing the deceased and to ensure that the next-of-kins’ requests on last office procedure are met.
Perform 12 lead Electrocardiography (ECG)CRS-Q-0003845-HCS
Able to apply understanding of the function and make- up of the heart and performing 12 lead ECG recording.
Work within a legal and regulatory framework in the healthcare industryCRS-Q-0002946-HCS
Able to identify roles and responsibilities of healthcare personnel, apply understanding of healthcare personnel’s rights and responsibilities at work and recognize, respond and protect patients’ rights and interests to work within a legal and regulatory framework in healthcare industry.
Demonstrate understanding of basic human anatomy and physiologyCRS-Q-0024947-MF
Able to respond appropriately to instructions, use terminology which contain basic terms of human anatomy and physiology and explain basic physiological symptoms in interactions with patients and next-of-kin.
Perform patient care activitiesCRS-Q-0003288-HCS
Able to apply skills and knowledge required to assist patients with tepid sponging/cold pack, sitz bath, tube feeding and prescribed exercises, to ensure patient well-being.
Perform Clinical Test and Physical Examination ProceduresCRS-Q-0003291-HCS
Able to provide assistance to the medical professional in collecting specimens for laboratory tests, performing basic diagnostic test activities under instruction of medical professionals, and supporting medical professionals in chaperoning patients during physical examination and minor procedures.
*SkillsFuture Funding is only applicable to Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent. Terms and conditions apply.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, our programmes are postponed till further notice
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