16 APRIL 2020

0900 - 1230Diabetic Foot Ulcers - More than just another Wound A systematic approach to wound dressing after a detailed careful wound assessment, improves the rate of wound healing, which in turn affects the patient’s quality of life and overall healthcare costs. There are numerous choices of wound products available on the market. Selecting the appropriate wound dressing remains a challenge for most healthcare workers. This workshop aims to provide an overview of the principles in wound management, different types of wound dressings and a brief synopsis of some of the latest advances in wound care technology and their applications in the management of complex wounds.Evidence-Based Medicine With the explosion of knowledge, abundance of guidelines and literature generated, it is difficult for any clinician, nurse practitioner or allied health professional to make decisions about the patient’s medical care and clinical needs. This workshop hopes to provide a synopsis towards searching of evidence and literature, judicious evaluation and using clinical research to improve patient care. It will also discuss the challenges currently faced in primary care and address how one can put evidence into practice. It caters for basic to intermediate levels of learners, from novice to teachers. Our learner-centred and interactive small group sessions as well as enthralling lectures will benefit participants who are interested in real world, practice-based evidence.
1400 - 1730Minor Surgical Procedures in Primary Care This workshop will cover the different sutures, suturing techniques, and post-closure wound management. Participants will have the opportunity to have hands-on practice on H+L injections over the finger, elbow and shoulder, toilet and suture, and nail avulsion in this hands-on practicum.Dementia Management in Primary Care We recognise how difficult and overwhelming it can be for healthcare providers to detect and diagnose dementia in busy family practices. It may be difficult to provide the necessary information for families to help them care for their loved ones. This workshop aims to provide a background of the neuropathology and symptomatology of dementia, and in particular with a focus on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). This course also includes training in screening instruments used for dementia, clinical investigations and management tips for dementia patients.