Geriatric Emergency Medicine

  • About 
  • GEM Seminar (for nurses) 

The TTSH Emergency Department (ED) was the first to start a Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) service in Singapore. 

Since 2006, we have introduced several initiatives with the aim of improving the delivery of care to elderly patients in the ED:

  • Risk stratification
  • Geriatric screening
  • Falls evaluation
  • Bladder protocol

These initiatives have been shown to improve outcomes and reduce ED re-attendances, hospitalisations, and functional decline.

We currently have 4 GEM subspecialist doctors, and have trained more than 50 GEM nurses in our ED. In the tabs above, we describe a GEM fellowship for doctors and a biannual (January & July) GEM seminar for nurses, open for application.

Contact us

Tel: 6357 8720 / 8723
Fax: 6357 8789

About

The seminar is held twice a year (January & July) as a two-day event. We welcome nurses from any department or institution interested in Geriatric Emergency nursing. Its aim is to equip nurses with the necessary skills and knowledge when screening and assessing elderly with geriatric emergencies.

Programme

  • Introduction to GEM
  • History of GEM
  • Geriatric syndromes
  • Tools used in GEM
  • Visual impairment in elderly
  • Elderly falls
  • Pain and analgesia in the elderly
  • Walking aids and wheelchair mobilisation
  • Medications in elderly
  • 3 ‘D’s – delirium, dementia, depression
  • Postural hypotension
  • Incontinence and nocturia, including bladder scanning
  • Rehabilitation and stepdown transfers
  • GEM in action

Eligibility

All interested nurses are welcomed.

Cost

Please enquire via contact below.

Methods of payment

  1. By Cheque

    Crossed cheque made payable to ‘Tan Tock Seng Hospital Pte Ltd’
    Mailing Address:  Emergency Department, Room 43,
    Tan Tock Seng Hospital,
    11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng,
    Singapore 308433
  2. By Cash 
  3. Cash payment can be made on the day of the seminar.

Awards

Every participant will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the two-day event. 8 CPE points will be awarded to each participant.

Enquiries

For any enquiries regarding the seminar, please contact Su Xian (su_xian_lee@ttsh.com.sg) or Gracia (Gracia_Lx_SEE@ttsh.com.sg) via email or telephone 6357 8720 / 8723.