All medical students at NUSMed will be taught patient safety through a virtual reality (VR) game called PAtient Safety aS Inter-Professional Training (PASS-IT) which was developed by NUSMed to get them acquainted with the proper procedures in operating theatres. A/Prof Alfred Kow, Assistant Dean of Education, NUSMed said the VR system is a good tool to help the students consolidate their learning despite increased clinical restrictions.
Lianhe Zaobao editorial mentioned the local study conducted by scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School, NUSMed, SGH, and NCID, which suggested that infection and exposure to coronavirus disease induce long-lasting memory T cells.
A/Prof Alex Cook, Vice-Dean (Research) at SSHSPH, commented that due to the circuit breaker measures, more residents have been staying home which may led to more contact with mosquitoes. He advised residents to protect themselves against dengue and spray insecticides in dark corners of their homes.
Local communications agency Ad Planet launched a new platform called “Lions of Healthcare We Thank You” to provide offers and promotions to all healthcare workers including staff from NUHS, NHG and SingHealth, in appreciation of them amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Article carried comments by Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean of SSHSPH, A/Prof Alex Cook, Vice-Dean of SSHSPH, and Prof Dale Fisher, Senior Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases at NUH on how Singapore has progressed towards reopening the country in Phase 2.
Article contribution by Dr Ida Ismail-Pratt, Consultant, Division of Gynaecological Oncology, NCIS, on cervical cancer and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination in Singapore. She welcomed MOH’s move to roll out the free national school-based HPV vaccination programme for females in secondary one, and the implementation of tests to detect cervical cancer early.
In this year’s National Day Parade, six F-15 fighter jets will perform a segment called the Roar of Unity and fly past eight hospitals including NUH, NTFGH, and AH to pay tribute to front-line and essential workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Red Lions will land in heartland fields near NTFGH and Sengkang General Hospital on National Day this year as part of the NDP celebrations. The location for the landing near NTFGH is at Toh Guan Road.
Dr Wong Li Beng (Head of Division, Preventive Dentistry and Consultant, Dentistry, NTFGH) highlighted that the state of an individual’s oral health is an indicator of their overall health condition. Oral diseases pose a major health burden for many countries. In fact, untreated dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth is the most common health condition according to the Global Burden of Disease 2017. More emphasis should be accorded to oral health conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease which have links to chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, even as public awareness and knowledge increases.
For many nurses, the past seven months have been the most challenging they have experienced, as they battled on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. This Nurses’ Day, The Straits Times speaks to some of them about their experiences.
Ms Julia Law, a senior staff nurse at NTFGH, was interviewed in this
Nurses’ Day feature on her core values and what she loves about her job. She
says that often patients only need a listening ear and someone whom they can confide
in who is willing to support them, and encourages fellow nurses to give their
best when caring for their patients and “not be daunted by the challenges that
we may face at work.”
A/Prof Jeremy Lim, Director of Global Health Programme at SSHSPH, noted that the low death rate and ICU admissions in Singapore are a result of maintaining quality care and Singapore’s success in keeping numbers manageable. He added that post-pandemic, an examination would be needed of how Singapore should allocate the use of its healthcare facilities.