Head of Department  Puan Rokiah binti Alias
Phone  603-26156029
Fax  603-26156030
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INTRODUCTION

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.

BAKGROUND

Occupational Therapy Department Services began in 1972 at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. Occupational Therapy provides the earliest service in the Department of Psychiatry located at the Institute of Neurology. In 1978, Occupational Therapy Department expanded and continued its service to the Physical Unit at Wisma Rekod which is now the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology. Currently, Occupational Therapy Department provides services in 4 separate units, namely the Physical Unit, Orthopedic Unit, Neuromedical Unit, and Psychiatry Unit.

VISION

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.

MISION

The department will provide continuous Occupational Therapy services to referred customers at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. Customers will be treated in a relaxed environment using the best techniques and technologies available. The customer's confidential should be taken care of and kept by a professional, caring and teamwork. Employees need to keep up with medical education and ongoing professional development to enhance their skills and competencies and enrich their experience.

OBJECTIVES

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.

CLIENT CHARTER

Each patient will be given the best possible professional service:

1) Regardless of age, race, religion, descent and socioeconomic status

2) Transparent, friendly, considerate and polite.

3) In a healthy and harmonious environment and given the opportunity to make decisions about treatment management.

4) With a clear description and status of the disease, treatment plans and risks as well as alternative treatments

5) By ensuring that the patient's personal / confidential matters are kept and kept confidential

6) And given the opportunity to submit feedback on the services provided.

To effectively implement the client's charter, the patient is obliged to:

A) Comply with hospital rules

B) Use all facilities responsibly

C) Adhere to the treatment plan given

ORGANIZATION CHART

SERVICES

The Occupational Therapy Department services to the following specialities in the hospital: orthopedic, spinal, rehabilitation medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, medical, rheumatology, pediatrics, psychiatry, dermatology, urology, radiotherapy, plastic surgery, cardiac rehabilitation, 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:

1) PHYSICAL UNIT

i) PAIN MANAGEMENT

ii)RETURN TO WORK

iii)REHABILITATION

iv) SURGICAL

v) ONCOLOGY & RADIOTHERAPY

vi) BURN & RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGERY

vii) DERMATOLOGY

viii) NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY

ix) PRE-DRIVING

x) VISUAL REHABILITATION

2) ORTHOPEADIC

i) GENERAL ORTHOPEADIC

ii) HAND & MICROSURGERY

iii) AMPUTATION

iv) CONGENITAL ORTHOPEADIC CONDITION

v) RETURN TO WORK

3) PSYCHIATRY

i) WORK REHABILITATION

ii) NEUROPSYCHIATRIC

iii) ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC

iv) NEUROSIS

v) COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC

vi) PSYCHOSIS

4) NEUROMEDICAL

i) NEUROSURGERY

ii) NEUROLOGY

iii) GERIATRIC

iv) RESPIRATORY

v) MEDICAL

vi) CARDIAC REHABILITATION

vii) HOMECARE

ACTIVITY OF DAILY LIVING SKILL TRAINING

MIRROR THERAPY

PRESSURE GARMENT

SPLINTING

AIDS AND ADAPTATION

RETURN TO WORK PROGRAMME

DOMESTIC ACTIVITY

RESEARCH

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEVELOPMENTAL AND SENSORY DEFICITS AMONG CHILDREN WHO WILL UNDERGO THE COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

(NMRR ID: 38414)

1. Rokiah Binti Alias, Kuala Lumpur Hospital

2. Lina Azlina Binti Alias, Kuala Lumpur Hospital

3. Mohd Hazlizam Bin Mohd Ghazali, Kuala Lumpur Hospital

INTRODUCTION: Hearing problems among children are increasing in the world and also in Malaysia. These hearing problems are often treated with cochlear implants. Many studies have been conducted and found that there are complications of this hearing loss on the development and also the senses in these children. So far no study has been done in Malaysia to identify this level of decline. Therefore, this study will provide benefits to the Occupational Therapy profession in Malaysia. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to find out the level of development and senses between normal children and children with hearing problems who will undergo cochlear implants. METHODOLOGY: 34 children were sampled in this study assessed using Short Sensory Profile and Denver Developmental II. RESEARCH RESULTS: The results show that there is a significant difference in Denver Developmental II and Short Sensory Profile with p value CONCLUSION: The results of this study confirm previous studies that children with hearing problems show developmental delays compared to normal children.

TRAINING

The Occupational Therapy Department organizes internal courses for staff at least 2 times a year and cme 2 times a month on Friday the first and second week.

ACTIVITY OF DAILY LIVING COURSE

HAND INJURY COURSE

BUDAYA KERJA PRIMIER COURSE

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