|Head of Department||Puan Rokiah binti Alias|
Occupational Therapy services in Hospital Kuala Lumpur started in 1972 in the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. In 1978 the Physical dysfunction Unit was opened in the Orthopedics Institute.
Occupational Therapy is a health care profession based on the philosophy that scientifically graded purposeful activity can promote health and well being in all aspects of daily life.
Clinical Occupational Therapists work with all age groups in a wide range of physical and psychological areas. Places of employment may include hospitals, clinics, day and rehabilitation centers, homecare programmes, special schools, industry and private enterprise. Occupational therapist may work in private practice and as educators and consultants.
The Occupational Therapy services shall be delivered by professionals with caliber and integrity who are competent, responsible, effective and sensitive to the needs of the clients through a quality health system with up to date technology, training, research and continuous professional development.
i) To assess and identify the individual's abilities and problems related to activities in the person's daily life and environment.
ii) To plan the short and long term treatment objectives. The plan should be relevant to the person's development stage, habits, roles, life style preference and the environment.
iii) To provide therapeutic interventions.
iv) To facilitate performance of everyday tasks and adaptation of settings in which the person’s works, lives and socializes. It includes teaching new techniques and providing equipment, which facilitate independence in personal care, reducing environmental barriers and providing resources to lessen stress.
v) To promote cooperation and coordination with other professionals, families, carers and volunteers in order to realize the holistic approach.
The occupational therapy dept. Services to the following specialities in the hospital: orthopedic, spinal, rehab medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, medical, rheumatology, pediatrics, psychiatry, dermatology, urology, radiotherapy, plastic surgery, cardiac rehab, visual rehabilitation and pain management. Common services provided by occupational therapist inclusive of activity of daily living retraining, splinting, compression therapy, behavior modification and sensory-motor training.
SERVICES OFFERED INCLUDE:
- PAIN MANAGEMENT
- RETURN TO WORK
- ONCOLOGY & RADIOTHERAPY
- BURN & RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGERY
- NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY
- VISUAL REHABILITATION
- GENERAL ORTHOPEADIC
- HAND & MICROSURGERY
- CONGENITAL ORTHOPEADIC CONDITION
- RETURN TO WORK
- WORK REHABILITATION
- ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC
- COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC
- SCHOOL REFUSAL & LEARNING DISABILITY
- CHILD PSYCHIATRIC
- GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTAL
- ORTHOPEADIC PEADIATRIC
- SURGICAL PEADIATRIC
- CARDIAC REHABILITATION
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME)
The department has a regular CME program every Friday afternoon. Presentations are done by Occupational Therapist and students chaired by a a Senior Occupational Therapist. Topics presented include clinical Occupational Therapy findings, Quality improvement activities and literature review critiques.
1. Promotion of wellness, Prevention and Rehabilitation of outpatients and inpatients.
2. Continuing Professional Development for staff.
3. Continuous Medical Education
4. Stroke awareness weeks
5. QA, Research, Evidence Based Practice
6. In-service Training for staff of HKL and Ministry OF Health
7. Patient education program Hypertension/Diabetes/Stroke
8. Cardiac Rehab program and Home Care
9. Support Group for Children with special needs
10. Support Group for patients 11.Hospital accreditation
12. Student clinical training from KKM, UiTM, UPM and universities overseas
13. Support Group for Spinal Injured Patients
14. Members of Malaysian Occupational Therapists Associations
15. Member of World Federation of Occupational Therapists
• Quality Assurance
• MS ISO 9000
• KMK (Kumpulan Mutu Kerja)
OUR FUTURE PLAN
We hope to:
• Have Occupational Therapist trained in more specialized fields.
• Extend our services to the community and schools.
• Upgrade the basic training of Occupational Therapist to degree status.