Upcoming Programmes

10 December Dec

Child Sexual Abuse Masterclass: Trauma- Informed Care for Midwives

10 December 2018, 08:45AM to 01:00PM
Maureen McCabe classroom, 1st Floor, Education Centre, Coombe Hospital, Cork Street, Dublin 8.

The following issues will be addressed:


  1. What is Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)?


  1. The Definition

  2. The Prevalence of CSA

  3. CSA as Trauma – in Mind and Body

 


  1. The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Pregnancy


  1. Becoming Pregnant

  2. Issues of Control

  3. Delayed Recognition of Abuse-Related Events in Childbearing

     




  1. Childbirth for the CSA Survivor


  1. How Survivors Can Reduce the Risk of a Traumatic Birth

  2. Triggers

  3. Control

  4. Clinical Challenges in Labour, and Possible Solutions

     




  1. Postpartum


  1. Issues in the Postpartum Period

  2. Impact of a Negative Birth

  3. Aftermath of a Negative Birth

  4. PTSD and Other Postpartum Mood Disorders

  5. Help in the Postpartum Period

     




  1. Communication, Help, and Healing


  1. The Relationship Between Woman and Midwife

  2. Good Communication

  3. Power

  4. Disclosure of Abuse

  5. Unhelpful Reactions to Disclosure

  6. Appropriate Ways to Discuss Abuse Issues

  7. The Potential for Healing

  8. When the Midwife is a CSA Survivor

 


  1. Clinical Challenges and Solutions


  1. The Birth Plan

  2. Working on Triggers

  3. Working with a Woman Whose Previous Birth was Traumatic

  4. Care Planning

  5. Informed Consent & Decision-Making

 

 

Duration: 4 Hours

Mode of Presentation: Mixed-Methods presentation to include: Lecture-style information giving; role-playing; elements of creative arts; supporting documents.

The Facilitator: Hazel Katherine Larkin is a PhD candidate at the School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University. Her area of research is transgenerational trauma with specific regard to child sexual abuse. Hazel previously completed a year of research at Trinity College Dublin, where she focused on the effects of child sexual abuse on women during pregnancy and childbirth. She holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology, an MA in Sexuality Studies, and an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Queen’s University, Belfast.

Hazel is also very proud of the fact that she was the first accredited doula to work in Ireland, and brought the first doula training to Ireland, in 2005. In the late 1990s, she trained as an actress, and brings Drama to much of her work. She holds a Diploma in Theatre Studies, and a Certificate in Teaching Creative Arts in the Community.

In 2015, Hazel published her memoir Gullible Travels, which details her own experiences of CSA, and the long-lasting impact on her.

More recently, Hazel has delivered a series of public lectures on various aspects of CSA to the public, academics, and medical students at Trinity College, Dublin. She also lectures students in TCD on the long-lasting effects of CSA on women.

Hazel is also the proud mother of two daughters who were both born at home – in India, and Singapore, respectively.

11 December Dec

Legal and Clinical Risk Aspects of Maternity Care.

11 December 2018, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor, 65-66 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.

Legal and Clinical Risk Aspects of Maternity Care (NMBI Category 1 Pending)

Programme Rationale:

Litigation arising from Irish maternity services accounts for approximately 25% of the number of cases reported to the National Clinical Indemnity Scheme and 60% of the value of claims - National Clinical Incidents Claims and Costs Report- 2010-2014 (State Claims Agency). There is a requirement amongst midwives, nurses and doctors for effective clinical risk management, review of adverse incidences, maintenance of professional competence and adherence to practice standards in order to drive and support patient safety and quality care. This programme provides an opportunity for midwives, nurses and doctors to receive information and guidance on an integrated approach to clinical risk management, incident reporting, litigation claims management, including the process in the Coroner’s Court.

Programme Aim:

The aim of this programme is to provide an update for midwives, nurses and doctors in legal issues relating to maternity care

Learning Outcomes:

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


  • Practice in accordance  with their Codes of Professional Conduct

  • Critically appraise accountability in nursing/midwifery/medical practice

  • Critically discuss the need for accurate record keeping as part of the nurse’s/midwife’s/doctor's role

  • Report adverse or near miss incidents

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the lifecycle of a claim

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the process when preparing for an inquest

Indicative Content:


  • Professional Issues:  Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework (2015), Practice Standards for Midwives (2015), Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (2014), Fitness to Practice, Nurses and Midwives Act 2011. Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics. 8th Edn. Medical Council 2016.

  • Documentation in Nursing/Midwifery/Medical Practice ; Confidentiality; Legal matters; Problems with records; Principles of good record keeping; Features of accurate and contemporaneous records; Retention of records

  • Incident reporting

  • Lifecycle of claims

  • Preparing for and attending an inquest.

Target Audience:

Registered Midwives/Nurses and Doctors working within Maternity Care

13 December Dec

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

13 December 2018, 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

14 December Dec

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH (new doctors)

14 December 2018, 01:30PM to 05:30PM
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:

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 on line exam and is available by emailing: [email protected] or [email protected].

18 December Dec

Breastfeeding Programme for NICU Gynae and Theatre/Day Ward CWUIH- staff

18 December 2018, 07:30AM to 01:00PM
Centre for Midwifery Education. Cork Street. Dublin 8.

NMBI Category-1 Approved Programme.

Programme Rationale:

The rationale and justification for this Breast Feeding Refresher Programme in support of the 10 steps to successful breastfeeding, is to provide an update 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:

Having completed a 20hour Breast Feeding Programme this Refresher Programmes aims to provide an update in the basic foundations 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, and reflection on practice.

Target Audience

Healthcare Professionals who care for breastfeeding mothers.

**Attendees must complete pre-requisite learning materials and complete an online MCQ prior to attending this B/F Refresher Programme. Failure to complete this learning will result in the Certificate of Attendance with CEUs being withheld until proof of completion is presented to 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 difficulties accessing/using the CME website or Moodle, please contact : Anne Jesudason, email [email protected] or phone 014085548, or the programme coordinator-

Programme Coordinator:  Judith Fleming  [email protected] 014085525

CME Office: Pamela Gaffney   [email protected] 014085708

08 January Jan

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

08 January 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

10 January Jan

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

10 January 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:

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].

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#

21 January Jan

Infection Control and Haemovigilance (8am - 10am Haemovigilancel, 10.30am - 12.30am Infection Control)

21 January 2019, 08:00AM to 12:30PM
Maureen McCabe room , Centre for Midwifery Education, Education Building, CWIUH

23 January Jan

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

23 January 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

25 January Jan

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

25 January 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:

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].

25 January Jan

Programme Rationale:

The Saving lives, Improving Mothers' Care Report (2014) continues to identify the benefits of a team approach to making motherhood safer. This report highlights initial failures by many clinical staff in immediately recognising and acting on the signs and symptoms of potentially life threatening conditions along with a lack of recognition and management of the critically ill pregnant woman and inpending maternal collapse. Poor communication and suboptimal teamworking have also been shown to have contributed to maternal mortality. The value of multiprofessional training is emerging as a key component of improving care for women. The NMBI in its Practice Standards for Midwives (2015) emphasises the responsibility that midwives have to develop and maintain competence in providing safe and effective midwifery care.

Programme Philosophy:

The underpinning philosophy is that teams who work together should train together. The emphasis is on team working, communication skills, appreciating the different roles within the multiprofessional team, understanding shared decision making, recognising the value of' standing back and taking a broader view of the situation', all for the purpose of managing obstetric emergency situations effectively and safely.