The nursing home is a unique environment which is quite different from the “usual settings” that you have worked in.
From a small survey in other countries by , nurses working in nursing homes highlighted high levels of responsibility, low levels of support and remuneration and frustrations related to the complexities and demands of their role.
It might not apply to Singapore at our nursing homes, but my gut feelings tell me that we are also facing similar issues.
The following training at Grace Lodge is currently listed as urgent and needs to be taught ASAP. The rest below are skills/knowledge that are good to have. I tried to search on the internet, but research and collaboration on this topic appears to be lacking.
If anyone has a good syllabus or training programme for nursing home nurses, please contact me.
Urgent training needs
- Palliative care framework
- Deterioration in condition
- Wound care
- Counselling skills
- In palliative care
- Communication with family members
Good to know