Introducing Clinical Incidents Sharing Programme for Nurses in Singapore Nursing
The Kwong Wai Shiu Nursing Home’s clinical incident-sharing session program strives to meet quality, cost, and accessibility standards for the care of senior patients in Singapore. To minimize medical errors during care, the process includes properly identifying and reporting crucial incidents. Through government and non-governmental assistance for nursing care, Singapore has enhanced services provided to the elderly during the past three decades. Individual organizations, however, are accountable for ensuring safe and effective care for the elderly through the reduction of medical errors. Kwong Wai Shiu Nursing Home implements the clinical incident sharing session program (CISSP) to address the issue, taking into account the various critical success factors, including leadership, a supportive culture, adequate resources, effective communication and information sharing, training, and ongoing learning. The method benefits the organization by enhancing nurses’ knowledge, abilities, and competence to support clinical judgment and critical thinking throughout service delivery.
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Nursing Program for Sharing Clinical Incidents in Singapore
The difficulty of caring for the elderly population exists in Singapore. In 2013, 19% of the people in the nation were 65 or older. Demographic changes, such as the rise of dual-income households, the dissolution of extended families, and the increase in age-related degenerative diseases, have brought on the burden of care. Families with insufficient resources find it challenging to care for and support senior citizens at home. Family members’ circumstances are made worse by frailty, functional reliance, and the possibility of falls (Low, 2017). As a result, many families opt to place their elderly loved ones in nursing homes where they can receive vital and medical attention as they age or are unwell. There is a demand for high-quality services due to the expansion of the support system.