Ren Ci Learning Academy

Overview

The establishment of Ren Ci Learning Academy (RCLA) seeks to upskill the community’s capabilities to better care for the elderly. It will be at the forefront to drive the innovation and redesign of care to deliver and spread value-based and affordable care for the elderly.

One of the focuses of RCLA is the cross-training and transdisciplinary model of care for Allied Health professionals (AHP). With the added skillsets, AHP will be equipped to conduct simple sessions independently to reduce the number of touch points that an elderly goes through in the healthcare system. Training programme that facilitates skills transfer between therapist and care staff and also advanced training for therapy support staff to perform higher skilled assessments and interventions in the community will also be developed. 

Ren Ci is one of the leading organisations in care improvement through systematic problem-solving approaches. Quality improvement using QI tools, systematic reviews of adverse events using a predefined methodology, and safe care through retrospective and prospective observations are areas the RCLA aims to share with the ILTC sector. This will empower the ILTC institutions to improve and raise their level of care delivery.  

RCLA is conceptualised to be a modern and interactive learning space. Participants will find walls that can be doodled with interactive projector at the newly renovated training centre.

Courses

Check out our upcoming courses listed below. 

For group or corporate registration, please download the form here and email it to: rcla@renci.org.sg.

Note: You can use your Community Care Training Grant (CCTG), if you are eligible for 90% funding on Singaporean/Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) and 45% funding on foreigner. Should you require assistance on CCTG claim, do contact us at 6355 1163.

Course Title

Course Dates 2022

Course duration

Course Fees

Recommended Participant Profile

Abstract Poster and oral presentations of an improvement toolkit

TBC

3 hrs

$250

  • Teams who are involved in QI projects

An Introduction to Managing Group Behaviour During Activities

27 May 
9am - 10.30am

1.5 hrs

$120

  • Healthcare staff involved in the care of older adults

Assessing Cognitive - Perceptual Domains and its relation to daily living

12 August 
2pm - 3.30pm

1.5 hrs

$120

  • Healthcare staff working in community settings (Nursing Homes, centre based services, Community Hospitals).
  • Support care staff
  • Therapy Aides
Assessing Function and how it can help in your work 23 August
9am – 10.30am
1.5 hrs $120
  • All healthcare staff involved in the care of older adults in a long-term care setting such as senior care centres and nursing homes.
Assist in Mobility Training and Use of Gait Accessories  18 February
9am - 10.30am 
1.5 hrs $100
  • All healthcare and support staff involved in the care of older adults in a long-term care setting such as senior care centres and nursing homes
Assisting devices: A good help in clients' daily living 22 March 2 hrs $120
  • All healthcare and support staff involved in the care of older adults in a long-term care setting such as senior care centres and nursing homes

Beyond caring for older adults - Engaging Everyone Everyday (3E)

21 Feburary

2 hrs

$120

  • Healthcare staff in community care

  • settings such as nursing homes, centre based services and community hospitals.

  • Support care staff

  • Therapy Aides

Clinical incident reporting and management

18 May 

23 September 

9am - 5pm 

1 day

$500

  • All senior care staff in ILTC settings who are empowered to introduce and put systems in place

Cognition and participation in everyday activities

10 June
2pm - 3.30pm 

1.5 hrs

$120

  • Healthcare staff in community care settings such as nursing homes, centre based services and community hospitals.

  • Support care staff

  • Therapy aides

Cognitive Health and Older Adults: encouraging engagement of the mind and engagement in everyday life

7 December
9am - 12pm 

3 hrs

$180

  • Healthcare professionals and care support staff caring for older adults at risk of cognitive decline or with cognitive impairment

Community Outings in the New Norm 20 June
2pm - 3.30pm 
1.5 hrs $120
  • Healthcare staff working in community settings (Nursing Homes, centre based services, Community Hospitals).
  • Support care staff
  • Therapy Aides
  • Anyone who is involved in planning outings

Conducting a group therapy and its concepts (English)

6 April
9am - 12pm 

3 hrs

$180

  • Healthcare staff in community care settings such as nursing homes, centre based services and community hospitals.

  • Support care staff

  • Therapy Aides

Conducting a group therapy and its concepts (Mandarin)

13 April

3 hrs

$180

  • Healthcare staff in community care settings such as nursing homes, centre based services and community hospitals.

  • Support care staff

  • Therapy Aides

Conducting reassessment of a LTC client

Module 1:
4 July 

Module 2:
12 July 

Module 3:
18 July 

Module 4:
25 July 

Module 5:
1 August 

Module 6:
8 August 

9am - 12pm 

3 hrs

$1800 (inclusive of GST)

$250 per module (for participants who wish to attend certain modules)

  • Therapy Aides

Dissolving Challenging Behaviour

21 July & 5 August

4 & 18 October

2pm - 5.30pm

3.5 hrs

$275

  • Health care workers who are taking care of Person living with Dementia English language proficient

Embarking On And Completing An Improvement Project

25 July 2022:
3pm to 5pm

29 August 2022:
10am to 12pm

2 hrs

$150

  • Teams who are embarking on an Improvement Project. Knowledge in Improvement tools is an advantage.

Evidence-Informed Practice in Community Care

Session 1:
8 November 2022

Session 2:
15 November 2022

Session 3:
29 November 2022

9am - 1pm

4 hrs

$550

  • Healthcare staff in the community sector interested in using evidence-informed principles to improve quality of care.

Foundational Dementia

24 June

27 July

24 August

28 September

2pm - 4pm

2 hrs

$120

  • Staff or volunteers in an eldercare sector

  • English language proficient

Improvement Toolkit Advance - 6S and A3 Storyboard

21 September

9am - 5pm

8 hrs

$600

  • Manager and senior staff identified to lead and facilitate Improvement Projects

Improvement Toolkit Advance - CPIP

18 & 19 August
9am - 5pm

8 hrs

$900

  • Manager and senior staff identified to lead and facilitate Improvement Projects

Improvement Toolkit Advance - VSM

3 & 4 November

9am - 5pm

8 hrs

$900

  • Manager and senior staff identified to lead and facilitate Improvement Projects

Improvement Toolkit Basic
January to June
July to December

9 June

14 July

11 August

8 September

6 October

10 November

1 December

9am - 5pm

8 hrs

$500

  • Anyone who is interested in improving their work processes and/or outcomes.

  • All levels of staff from nursing, rehabilitation, administration, etc.

Improvement Toolkit Intermediate 

20 & 21 October

9am - 5pm

8 hrs

$900

  • Manager and senior staff identified to lead and facilitate Improvement Projects

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Advance

17 June

12 September

9am - 5pm

8 hrs 

$700

  • Key personnel involved in implementing infection prevention and control measures and care staff interested in infection prevention and control.

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Basic

29 June
1pm - 5pm

8 July
1pm - 5pm

1 August
1pm - 5pm

7 September
1pm - 5pm

10 October
1pm - 5pm

7 November
1pm - 5pm

2 December
1pm - 5pm

4 hrs

$200

  • Key personnel involved in implementing infection prevention and control measures and care staff interested in infection prevention and control.

Infection Prevention And Control (IPC) Intermediate

2 June
9am - 1pm

22 August
1pm - 5pm

26 October
1pm - 5pm

4 hrs

$300

  • Key personnel involved in implementing infection prevention and control measures and care staff interested in infection prevention and control.

Infection Prevention And Control And Clinical Audits

3 June
9am - 1pm

28 October
1pm - 5pm

4 hrs

$300

  • Senior care staff including RNs and ENs

  • Supervisors ,Senior rehab staff and Medical Doctors

Important Precautions with Common Medical Conditions during Rehabilitation

2 November
9am - 5pm

1.5 hrs

$120

  • Health care staff involved in the implementation of simple exercises and rehabilitation activities with persons who are post surgical hip replacement, have stroke or Parkinson’s.

Medication and it's impact on rehabilitation

17 October

2 hrs

(TBC)

  • All healthcare professionals such as therapy support staff, care staff and nursing staff

Nursing assessment and management of delirium

2 June

4 August

14 October

28 November

2pm - 3.30pm

1.5 hrs

$130

  • Registered Nurses

  • Enrolled nurses

  • Therapists

  • Any healthcare workers or caregivers who work with delirium elderly

Open Disclosure And Communication Post Adverse Event

3 August

12 December

1pm - 5pm

4 hrs

$300

  • Senior care staff including RNs and supervisors who review incidents and are involved in post adverse event management and review.

Pandemic Preparedness And Safe Management Measures

22 June

18 July

26 August

16 September

31 October

30 November

19 December

1pm - 5pm

4 hrs

$300

  • Senior care staff including RNs and ENs, Supervisors, Senior rehab staff and Medical Doctors, operations and facilities personnel.

Performing Beyond: Upskilling of Therapy Assistants 

Workshop 1: Conducting Outcome Measures

12 April
9am - 5pm
8 hrs $500
  • All healthcare professionals such as therapy support staff, care staff and nursing staff

Performing Beyond: Upskilling of Therapy Assistants 

Workshop 2: Conducting Cognitive Stimulating Activities

16 February
9am - 5pm
8 hrs

$500 

  • All healthcare professionals such as therapy support staff, care staff and nursing staff

Performing Beyond: Upskilling of Therapy Assistants 

Workshop 3: Strength and training in older adults

18 March
9am - 5pm
8 hrs $500
  • All healthcare professionals such as therapy support staff, care staff and nursing staff

Physical exercises that could help in combating frailty

16 December
(Mandarin)

2pm - 3.30pm

1.5 hr

$120

  • care staff working older adults at risk of frailty or who are frail

  • Persons interested in conducting simple physical activity for older adults

Planning Large Group Outing

30 June
9am - 1pm

4 hrs

$250

  • Healthcare staff working in community settings(Nursing Homes, centre based services, Community Hospitals).

  • Support care staff

  • Therapy Aides

  • Anyone who is involved in planning outings

Planning group therapy (English)

9 May
9am - 12pm

2 hrs

$180

  • Health care staff involved in the care of older adults in long-term care setting

Planning group therapy (Mandarin)

17 May
9am - 5pm

2 hrs

$180

  • Health care staff involved in the care of older adults in long-term care setting

Preceptorship Course

21 & 28 June

9am - 5pm

8 hrs

$550

  • Registered Nurses / Enrolled nurses / Nursing Aides who are identified as preceptor

  • English language proficient

Pressure Injury: Treatment Modalities

11 & 27 October
9am - 5pm

4 hrs

$550

  • Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Managers

Root Cause Analysis

6 June

3 October

9am - 5pm

8 hrs

$600

  • Senior care staff including RNs and ENs and supervisors who review incidents and are involved in reporting serious incidents to senior management and MOH.

Techniques in Activities of Daily Living

2 September
9am - 10.30am

1.5 hr

$120

  • Health care staff involved in the care of older adults

TIMES Simplified Wound Assessment and its Clinical Decision Support for Treatment

16 & 30 August
Part 1:
8.30am to 1pm
Part 2:
2pm to 5.30pm

4 hrs

$250

  • Registered nurses; Enrolled nurses; Nursing Aides

Understanding and contributing to a person-centred care plan

13 October
9am - 10.30am

1.5 hrs

$120

  • Health care staff involved in the care of older adults in long-term care setting such as senior care centres and nursing homes

Understanding and using powered mobility aids (including) - for care staff

5 September (English)

22 September (Mandarin)

2pm - 3.30pm

1.5 hrs

$120

  • All healthcare and support staff involved in the care of older adults

  • Therapy aides

Understanding Frailty (English)

14 November
2pm - 3.30pm

1.5 hrs

$120

  • Healthcare and support care staff working older adults at risk of frailty or who are frail

  • Persons interested in conducting simple physical activity for older adults

Understanding Frailty (Mandarin)

13 December
2pm - 3.30pm

1.5 hrs

$120

  • Healthcare and support care staff working older adults at risk of frailty or who are frail

  • Persons interested in conducting simple physical activity for older adults

Wound Hygiene: Addressing Biofilm

7 July

4 hrs

TBC

  • Registered nurses, Enrolled nurses, Nursing Aides