Upcoming Programmes

26 February Feb

Neonatal Update for Midwives

26 February 2019, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
Maureen Mc Cabe Room: Centre for Midwifery Education, CWIUH

Category 1 Approved:  6.5 CEU's

Programme Rationale:

When caring for a low-risk, healthy mother and her infant the midwife should, "advise her [the mother] on infant care so that the baby makes the best possible progress" (NMBI Practice Standards for Midwives 2015, pg.11). This Neonatal Update for Midwives Programme aims to ensure the continuing competence of practising midwives to care for neonates who may become unwell or develop conditions that may threaten infant well-being if prompt treatment is not initiated.

"The scope of practice of the individual midwife is influenced by a number of factors including: the practice setting; local guidelines, polices and evidence base; the midwife’s educational preparation, experience and competence; collaborative practice; and other factors, such as the woman and baby’s safety, their needs and care outcomes" (NMBI Scope of Nursing & Midwifery Practice 2015).

Midwives who work in a tertiary-level maternity unit will regularly care for infants of women with high-risk pregnancies. The indicative content of this programme has been developed to enhance specific areas of midwifery practice, knowledge and competence related to the care of those infants at increased risk of becoming unwell in the early neonatal period.

Programme Aim: The overriding aim of this Neonatal Update for Midwives Programme is to provide midwives with up-to-date guidance that enables the midwife to initiate appropriate care of neonates who become unwell/require certain treatments in the early neonatal period, and involve the appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team in a timely fashion. This up-to-date guidance will be based upon national and international PPPGs, whilst encouraging midwives to be cognisant of local PPPGs in their respective areas of clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this programme it is anticipated that the attendees will:

 Recognise any deviations from adaptation to extrauterine life and initiate appropriate timely care for neonates who become unwell/require certain treatments in the early neonatal period by involving the appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team.

Indicative content:

 Jaundice Management on the Postnatal Ward

 Feeding Issues: Weight gain, Fluid Requirements; Expressing Breast Milk for the NICU Baby

 Neonatal

 

Abstinence Syndrome: Management on the Postnatal Ward

 Differentiating seizure activity versus jitteriness in the neonate

 Neonatal Sepsis: Recognising the Sick Infant on the Postnatal Ward

 Hypoglycaemia: Physiology and Practice Issues

 Thermal management: Practice Issues

27 February Feb

27 February Feb

Neonatal Staff Inhouse Study Day

27 February 2019, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
Centre for Midwifery Education, Maureen McCabe Room

06 March Mar

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

06 March 2019, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
Maureen McCabe room, Education Centre, Coombe Hospital, Cork Street

Programme Rationale:

Despite important advances in prevention, cardiac arrest remains substantial public health problem and a leading cause of death in many parts of the world. Healthcare providers need to know how to perform CPR in a wide variety of in and out of hospital settings. This course is based on the 2010 American Heart Association’s (AHA) guidelines for CPR and ECC for Healthcare providers. The changes from the A-B-C SEQUENCE to the C-A-B SEQUENCE, and the rationale behind it, is explained in detail while providing the maximum time for each participant to gain the skills of resuscitation.

Programme Philosophy:

In the Centre for Midwifery Education we commit to an andragogical approach to learning in which proactivity, enquiry and autonomy feature predominantly (Quinn 2013). As a result we acknowledge that programme participants are adult learners with existing knowledge and a wealth of experience and therefore utilise teaching strategies that encourage reflection dialogue and debate. Value is placed on the experience, expertise and ability of programme facilitators to impart evidence based knowledge and skills.

Programme Aim:

The aim of this programme is to provide to train and up-skill health care providers in CPR and BLS

07 March Mar

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

07 March 2019, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
CWIUH: Assessment Room, Neonatal Centre, 2nd Floor, Main Hospital

Programme Prerequisites/Pre-reading:  

Before attending the practical skills workshop participants must have read the Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook (7th edition) and complete the on line exam.

A copy of the textbook maybe obtained from the CME office in the Academic building or:

Fiona Noonan ([email protected]). Bleep: 227

Kevin Mulligan ([email protected] ) Ext 5221

A €20.00 CASH deposit for the book is required   FROM ALL ATTENDEES which will be refunded on return of the book to the Instructors at the Practical Skills Session.

An access code is required in order to complete the online exam and is available by emailing: [email protected] or [email protected].



Diabetes in Pregnancy Update

NMBI Category 1 Approved: 7 CEUs

 



Programme Rationale:

The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing in younger people, including women of child bearing years. Women with type 2 diabetes mellitus are more likely to have additional risk

factors for adversepregnancy outcomes, such as obesity, increased parity and age and are more likely to present late in pregnancy. Off spring of diabetic pregnancies may have an increased risk of diabetes in later life, thus optimal management and care of diabetes pre-conceptually and during pregnancy has far reaching implications for the mother, baby and society. It is therefore crucial that women with pre- gestational diabetes are informed as to the importance of pregnancy planning to ensure optimal

blood glucose control and diabetes management at conception and throughout pregnancy. Optimal management of diabetes mellitus at conception and throughout pregnancy has been shown to avoid major

maternal and fetal complications. Therefore, it is paramount that midwives and health professionals attend educational updates to ensure they are confident and competent in providing professional advice and caring for women with diabetes in pregnancy

 



Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this programme it is anticipated that attendees will be able to:


  • Provide women with the appropriate pre-conceptual counselling and advice to women with pre-existing diabetes.

  • Understand the potential impact that diabetes in pregnancy can have on maternal and fetal, and neonatal health when caring for women with diabetes in pregnancy.

  • Give the appropriate information and advice in relation to diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle to women with diabetes in pregnancy.

  • Identify the signs of maternal hypoglycaemia, neonatal hypoglcaemia, and Diabetic Ketoacidosis and be able to provide the appropriate care for these conditions

  • Be proficient with the use of meters, pens, insulin, CSII and 50/50 pumps

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be utilised to maximise

attendee involvement and draw on their experiences to include presentations, discussions, reflection on practice, workshop and service-user involvement.


Target Audience

Healthcare Professionals.


Programme Coordinator:      Judith Fleming 01 4085525, [email protected]

12 March Mar

Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour

12 March 2019, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
Education Centre, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

ACUPRESSURE

FOR NATURAL PAIN RELIEF IN LABOUR

A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP FOR MIDWIVES

THIS WORKSHOP WILL GIVE MIDWIVES THE SKILLS NEEDED TO OFFER MORE CHOICE OF PAIN RELIEF IN LABOUR BY PROVIDING THIS SIMPLE, NON-INVASIVE TECHNIQUE.   MIDWIVES WHO ATTEND WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO TEACH ACUPRESSURE TO COUPLES FROM 37 WEEKS, EMPOWERING BIRTHING PARTNERS TO PLAY AN ACTIVE ROLE IN LABOUR

 

 

Programme Rationale:

The monitoring of the fetal heart rate (FHR) in labour aims to identify hypoxia before it is sufficient to lead to long-term poor neurological outcome for babies. In Ireland the NMBI states that each midwife has a responsibility to develop and maintain on-going competence to provide safe and effective midwifery care by engaging with continuing professional development in areas relevant to their practice (Practice Standards for Midwives 2015)

Programme Philosophy:

In the Centre for Midwifery Education we commit to an andragogical approach to learning in which proactivity, enquiry and autonomy feature predominantly (Quinn 2013). As a result we acknowledge that programme participants are adult learners with existing knowledge and a wealth of experience and therefore utilise teaching strategies that encourage reflection dialogue and debate.

Value is placed on the experience, expertise and ability of programme facilitators to impart evidence based knowledge.

Programme Aim:

The aim of this programme is to provide attendees with up to date evidence on fetal heart rate monitoring.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this programme it is anticipated that attendees will be able to:

Critically discuss continuous versus intermittent fetal heart monitoring

Identify the features of a cardiotocograph (CTG)

Use the correct terminology to classify cardiotocograph

Demonstrate an understanding of acid base balance

Adhere to best practice when documenting CTGs

Indicative Content

K2 Intrapartum Cardiotocography and Acid Base and Fetal Physiology on-line training

Current evidence of continuous versus intermittent FH monitoring

Features and classification of cardiotocograph

Fetal physiology and acid base balance

Documentation and CTG.

This programme is based on the current IOG/HSE Clinical Practice Guideline No. 6. Version 1.2. 2012 Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring. ( This Guideline references the NICE Clinical Guideline 55, Intrapatum Care 2007). https://www.google.ie/search?q=IOG/HSE&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=GsB8V4H7OIfCgAaz7p6gAg#

14 March Mar

Breaking Bad News

14 March 2019, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
Maureen McCabe Room, Education Centre, Coombe Hospital, Cork Street, Dublin 8

20 March Mar

20hr Breastfeeding Programme Day 1 of 2

20 March 2019, 08:00AM to 04:15PM
Education Centre, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

NMBI Category-1 Approved Programme. CEU's 20

Programme Rationale:

The rationale and justification for this 20 hour Breast Feeding Programme in support of the 10 steps to successful breastfeeding, is to provide a common foundation for healthcare professionals on basic breastfeeding information, breastfeeding support and management of complications that may arise.

Programme Philosophy:

In the Centre for Midwifery Education we commit to an andragogical approach to learning in which proactivity, enquiry and autonomy feature predominantly (Quinn 2013). As a result we acknowledge that programme participants are adult learners with existing knowledge and a wealth of experience and therefore utilise teaching strategies that encourage reflection dialogue and debate.

Value is placed on the experience, expertise and ability of programme facilitators to impart evidence based knowledge in relation to breast feeding.

Aim:

To provide a basic foundation in breastfeeding management to health professionals who have contact with pregnant women and their new born infants.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this programme it is anticipated that attendees will be able to:


  • Communicate effectively with pregnant women, mothers and co-workers in relation to infant feeding

  • Practice in accordance with the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and abide by the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.

  • Discuss with a pregnant woman the importance of breastfeeding and outline practices that support the initiation of breastfeeding.

  • Facilitate skin-to-skin contact and early initiation of breastfeeding.

  • Assist a mother to achieve the skills of positioning and attaching her baby as well as the skill of hand expression.

  • Identify practices that support and those that interfere with breastfeeding

  • Discuss and advise mothers how and where to find support for breastfeeding after discharge from hospital.

  • Detect, treat or refer appropriately when breastfeeding challenges occur.

Indicative Content


  • Anatomy and physiology of the breast

  • Composition of breast milk

  • Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: Part of the Global Strategy

  • 10 steps to successful breast feeding

  • Breastfeeding challenges

  • Medications and maternal illness and breastfeeding

  • Considerations when formula feeding

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be utilised to maximise attendee involvement and draw on their experiences to include presentations, discussions, workshop, skills, and reflection on practice and audio-visual aids.

Target Audience

Healthcare Professionals who attend to breastfeeding mothers

**Attendees must complete 4.4 hrs of pre-requisite learning materials and complete an online MCQ prior to attending Day 1 of this 20hr B/F Programme. Failure to complete this learning will result in the Certificate of Attendance with CEUs being withheld until proof of completion is verified by the CME.

You can access these pre-requisite learning materials on Moodle using the 'Enrolment Key'. This key is contained in your 'booking confirmation' email. Please contact the CME for this enrolment key  if you do not receive your booking confirmation email/letter.

If you experience any diffculties accessing Moodle via the CME website, please  phone 014085548,  or you can contct the Programme Coordinator.

Programme Coordinator:  Judith Fleming  01 4085525

CME Office:   014085708

20 March Mar

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

20 March 2019, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
Maureen McCabe room, Education Centre, Coombe Hospital, Cork Street

Programme Rationale:

Despite important advances in prevention, cardiac arrest remains substantial public health problem and a leading cause of death in many parts of the world. Healthcare providers need to know how to perform CPR in a wide variety of in and out of hospital settings. This course is based on the 2010 American Heart Association’s (AHA) guidelines for CPR and ECC for Healthcare providers. The changes from the A-B-C SEQUENCE to the C-A-B SEQUENCE, and the rationale behind it, is explained in detail while providing the maximum time for each participant to gain the skills of resuscitation.

Programme Philosophy:

In the Centre for Midwifery Education we commit to an andragogical approach to learning in which proactivity, enquiry and autonomy feature predominantly (Quinn 2013). As a result we acknowledge that programme participants are adult learners with existing knowledge and a wealth of experience and therefore utilise teaching strategies that encourage reflection dialogue and debate. Value is placed on the experience, expertise and ability of programme facilitators to impart evidence based knowledge and skills.

Programme Aim:

The aim of this programme is to provide to train and up-skill health care providers in CPR and BLS

22 March Mar

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

22 March 2019, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
CWIUH: Assessment Room, Neonatal Centre, 2nd Floor, Main Hospital

Programme Prerequisites/Pre-reading:  

Before attending the practical skills workshop participants must have read the Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook (7th edition) and complete the on line exam.

A copy of the textbook maybe obtained from the CME office in the Academic Building or :

Fiona Noonan ([email protected]). Bleep: 227

Kevin Mulligan ([email protected] ) Ext 5221

A €20.00 CASH deposit for the book is required   FROM ALL ATTENDEES which will be refunded on return of the book to the Instructors at the Practical Skills Session.

An access code is required in order to complete the online exam and is available by emailing: [email protected] or [email protected].