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Ms Poh Pei Fen

Ms Poh Pei Fen

Master of Science (Nursing) (Singapore), Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Critical Care), Bachelor of Nursing (Australia), Diploma in Nursing (Singapore)

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Clinical Appointments

  • Assistant Nurse Clinician Division of Nursing KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Ms Poh Pei Fen has been a paediatric intensive care nurse since 2007. Her clinical post is based at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore where she serves as an assistant nurse clinician and an ECMO nurse specialist to provide care for critically ill children and their families. She is active in paediatric critical care research and her research interest include family-centred care, health outcomes and end-of-life decisions and care.


  • Master of Science (Nursing) National University of Singapore 2019
  • Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Critical Care) Nanyang Polytechnic 2013
  • Bachelor of Nursing La Trobe University, Australia 2009
  • Diploma in Nursing Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore 2007

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Assistant Nurse Clinician, Children’s Intensive Care Unit, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2017 – present 
  • ECMO Nurse Specialist, CICU, KKH 2014 – present
  • Member, Nursing Research Council, KKH 2020 - present
  • Industry expert, Health and Social Care, Worldskills Competition Singapore, 2018
  • Part-time Tutor, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, NUS, 2017 – 2019
  • Chairperson, Nursing Informatics Council, KKH 2016 – 2018
  • Member, Golden Key International Honour Society for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and Excellence, 2010 – present


  • Research grant- KKH Academic Medicine Start-Up Fund, 2020
  • 9th KKH Scientific Meeting 2017 (1st runner-up- Oral Presentation- Nursing Research), 2017
  • SkillsFuture study award, 2017
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Silver), 2016
  • SingHealth Nursing Awards (Registered Nurse), 2015
  • Alive Lee Institute of Advanced Scholarship Award (Bachelor’s degree), 2007
  • WorldSkills competition, Caring (Gold), 2007
  • Capital Land Frontline’s Award, 2007
  • SingHealth Health Science Top NYP Nursing Awards, 2006

Research Interests

  • Family-centred care (critical care and paediatrics)
  • Patient and Family Perceptions and Experiences (paediatric)
  • Patient Outcomes and Nursing Outcomes
  • End-of-Life Care and Decisions


  • Readiness for hospital discharge, stress and coping in mothers of children undergoing cardiac surgeries: A single-center prospective study. Poh, P. F., Lee, J. H., Loh, Y. J., Tan, T. H., & Cheng, K. K. F. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020 May 21(5): e301-e310.
  • Sedation guidelines, protocols and algorithms in PICUs: a systematic review. Poh, Y.N., Poh P.F., Buang, S.N., & Lee, J.H. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2014 15(9): 885-892.

Research Trials

  • Protein Supplement versus Standard Feeds in Critically Ill Children: A Dual-Centre Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial 2020 - Present