Full program description

(Elective) WSQ Assist Client With Clinical Care Needs

What's In It For Me

  • Learn how to assist clients with common health conditions
  • Learn how to assist clients with common mental health conditions
  • Learn how to measure and record vital signs of clients.

Course Overview

This course has been specifically designed for learners without a background in the Community and Social Services (Client Services) Eldercare industry. This competency unit equips the learners with essential skills in assisting clients with clinical care needs such as common health and mental conditions, measure and record human vital signs and administering medication.

Who Should Attend

Entry-level care workers without a background in the Community and Social Services (Client Services) Eldercare industry.

Course Duration

Full-Time Course
Training / Lecture Hours: 24.5 Hours
Assessment / Exam Hours: 1.5 Hour

Course Outline

Part 1 Assist clients with common health conditions

  • Recognise signs and symptoms of common chronic and acute health conditions afflicting clients as well as its risks
  • Provide appropriate care and support to better manage clients common chronic and acute diseases in accordance with regulatory requirements and guidelines
  • Apply contingency management skills in the event of emergencies caused by common chronic and acute health conditions in clients according to organisational procedures

Part 2 Assist clients with common mental health conditions

  • Recognise signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions afflicting the elderly as well as its risks
  • Provide appropriate care and support to better manage clients common mental health conditions in accordance with regulatory requirements and guidelines
  • Apply contingency management skills in the event of emergencies caused by common mental health conditions in clients according to organisational procedures

Part 3 Measure and record vital signs of clients

  • Identify the different vital signs to be measured according to care plan
  • Prepare appropriate tools and equipment for taking the different vital signs in accordance with regulatory requirements and guidelines
  • Conduct proper health and hygiene procedures prior to and after measuring vital signs
  • Prepare clients for measurement of vital signs by using appropriate language and good communication techniques
  • Measure and interpret readings of vital signs according to established procedures taking into consideration relevant factors
  • Clean and restore tools and equipment used according to regulatory requirements and guidelines
  • Dispose consumable items according to regulatory requirements and guidelines
  • Record and report readings of vital signs, highlighting abnormal readings or difficulties in measuring vital signs in accordance with organisational guidelines

Part 4 Assist in administering medication for clients

  • Apply proper health and hygiene procedures prior to and after assisting in medication administration
  • Assist clients in administering medication according to established procedures and relevant legislative requirements
  • Monitor side effects of medications administered to clients
  • Report administration of medication, highlighting any side-effects or changes in clients condition that may impact their ability to self-administer medication according to organisational procedures

Mode of Assessment

Mode of Assessment: Practical assessments and oral questioning

Training Methodology: Lectures, role plays

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Upon completion of the course, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) will be issued.

Course Objectives

  • Assist clients with common health conditions
  • Assist clients with common mental health conditions
  • Measure and record vital signs of clients
  • Assist in administering medication for clients

Pre-requisites

GCE 'N' Level English (Min. Grade C6)

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer : Trainee Ratio

1 : 20

Funding Information

Skills Development Fund (SDF) and SkillsFuture Funding:

  • Participants must attend at least 75% of the course, complete the exam with a pass or competent result.
  • Online applications are not applicable for companies applying funding with Absentee Payroll.
  • Workforce Training Support (WTS) funding only applies to trainee who is 35 years old and above with a monthly income of $2,000 and below.

For Company Registration:

  • Customers who are applying funding for trainee(s), please submit Training Grant applications in SkillsConnect website before registration.
  • Training Grant number is to be submitted together with the registrations.
  • Payment for the course must be using company cheque or via GIRO.
  • For more information on SDF Training Grant application, please click here

Course reference code in SkillsConnect:English: CRS-Q-0030305-CS

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP):

  NTUC members enjoy benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC Learninghub. 

* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply. 

Price

Individual Pricing

w/o GST

w GST

Original Course Fee

S$450.00

S$481.50

SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old

S$90.00

S$121.50

SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old

S$45.00

S$76.50

WTS Funding (95%)

S$22.50

S$54.00

Corporate Pricing

Non-SME

w/o GST

w GST

Original Course Fee

S$450.00

S$481.50

After SDF Funding for non-SMEs Companies (50%)*

S$90.00

S$121.50

SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old

  S$45.00

  S$76.50

WTS Funding (95%)

S$22.50

S$54.00

SME

w/o GST

w GST

Original Course Fee

S$450.00

S$481.50

After Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Companies (90%)**

  S$45.00

S$76.50

WTS Funding (95%)

S$22.50

S$54.00

*Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $4.50 per hour.

** Absentee Payroll of 80% of basic hourly salary, capped at $7.50 per hour.

Note: SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen/PR 

  SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen ONLY

Please note that prices are subject to changes.