): INTERPROFESSIONAL AND TRANSPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ABOVE TRACK (SYMPOSIUM 6
(ADVANCING CARE THROUGH EDUCATION)
| ||Date: 13 April 2019 (Saturday)|| || Time: 1000hrs - 1200hrs|| ||Venue: Academia, L1-S3|
Ms Joanna Phone Ko
Senior Staff Nurse (Advanced Practice Nurse)
Nursing Division, Speciality Nursing (Medical ICU)
Singapore General Hospital
Joanna Phone Ko
is an Advanced Practice Nurse trained in Acute Care. Her main roles are that of
managing critically ill patients in the MICU, leading the SMART (SGH Medical
Acute Response Team), and participating in multidisciplinary rounds for
patients with a tracheostomy.
Joanna’s role in
acute care allows her to collaborate and network extensively with other
healthcare professionals such as Physicians, Physiotherapists, Respiratory
Therapist and Speech Therapists etc. Inter-professional collaboration is an
integral aspect of patient care in the MICU.
She also plays
an active role in the Office of Medical Humanities, helping to foster an
appreciation of the science and art of medicine in fellow colleagues.
Joanna has a
keen interest particularly in the development of Nurse-Physician collaboration
and has embarked on Quality Improvement initiatives to enhance this
collaboration in the MICU.