Burn injury can impart a tight mask-like sensation to the face, distorting features and restricting facial expressions. These contractures, scarring and pigmentary changes altered appearance which can cause great negative impact to one’s self confidence. This workshop aims to equip the participants with theoretical and practical knowledge and interventions to prevent and/or minimise complications from the burn injury.

Plan/Outline of Workshop

Time Topic Speaker
0900 – 0830 Registration
0830 – 0845 Opening remarks / Introduction to workshop
0845 – 0915 ABC of burn scars

  • Explain the scar formation and maturation process
  • Explain risk factors for hypertrophic scars
  • Explain impact of scar contracture on face and neck
Yu-Chieh TSENG, Occupational Therapist, Eastern Service Center, Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation
0915 – 0945 Prevention is better than cure

  • Scars and contractures prevention concepts/ techniques
  • If prevention does not work – then what?
Ms Ruthann Fanstone
0945 – 1015 Scar massage and Soft Tissue Technique Ms Ruthann Fanstone
1015 – 1030 Tea Break
1030 – 1100 The supporting gears – Transparent facial mask and Silicone gel Prof Li-Tseng W. P. Cecilia
1100 – 1130 The supporting gears – Pressure garments

  • “Troubleshooting” for common issues with pressure garment mask
Yu-Li SUNG, Deputy Director, Taipei Rehabilitation Center, Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation
11.30 – 1200 The supporting gears – Splints SGH Occupational therapist (Anna or Florence)
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1330 Facing the crowd

  • Psychological / Emotional aspect
Ms Annabelle Ip
SGH Medical social worker
1330 – 1410 Interactive/Practical sessions
Group 1 participants Group 2 participants Group 3 participants
(Ms Ruthann Fanstone)
Soft Tissue techniques and scar massage

  • Demonstration and hands-on
 (Ms Yu-Chieh TSENG)
Splints

  • Demonstration of facial splints: nose splint and mouth dilator
  • Fabrication of mouth dilator
(Prof Cecilia Li)
Watusi collar

  • Demonstration and fabrication

Silicone gel

  • Demonstration on the application of  Smart Scar Care
1410 – 1450 (Ms Yu-Chieh TSENG)
Splints

  • Demonstration of facial splints: nose splint and mouth dilator
  • Fabrication of mouth dilator
 (Prof Cecilia Li)
Watusi collar

  • Demonstration and fabrication

Silicone gel

  • Demonstration on the application of Smart Scar Care
(Ms Ruthann Fanstone)
Soft Tissue techniques and scar massage

  • Demonstration and hands-on
1450 – 1530 (Prof Cecilia Li)
Watusi collar

  • Demonstration and fabrication

Silicone gel

  • Demonstration on the application of Smart Scar Care
 (Ms Ruthann Fanstone)
Soft Tissue techniques and scar massage

  • Demonstration and hands-on
(Ms Yu-Chieh TSENG)
Splints

  • Demonstration of facial splints: nose splint and mouth dilator
  • Fabrication of mouth dilator
1530 – 1545 Tea break
1545 – 1715 Case studies and discussion

  • One facial burn case
  • One neck burn case 
Panel of speakers
1715 – 1730 Q&A and Group photo All speakers & participants

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Duration
Full day

Location
Academia

Target Audience
Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists and healthcare professionals working with burns patient.

Max. Participants
30

Fees
SGD 65