Upcoming Programmes

22 October Oct

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

22 October 2019, 08:00AM to 12:30PM
Maureen McCabe room, Education Centre, Coombe Hospital, Cork Street, Dublin 8.

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

23 October Oct

Care of the critically ill pregnant/postpartum woman in the maternity HDU setting

23 October 2019, 08:00AM to 05:00PM
Rita Kelly Conference Centre, Education Centre, Coombe Women and Infant's University Hospital, Cork Street, Dublin 8.

Programme rationale

This study day provides a comprehensive overview of topics/conditions that a midwife and nurse will regularly encounter when caring for the critically ill pregnant woman in the high dependency unit. There are many reasons pregnant or postnatal women may require admission to the high dependency unit. According to HSE clinical guidelines for the critically ill woman in obstetrics the diagnoses which precipitates admission to HDU for critical care include massive haemorrhage (>2,500ml loss), eclampsia, sepsis, thromboembolism, acute organ dysfunction (renal, hepatic, cardiac, respiratory), anaesthesia-related morbidity (aspiration, anaphylaxis and drug related problems) (HSE 2014). According to the Maternal Death Enquiry (2018) for the years 2014-2016, there were a total of 12 maternal deaths identified in Ireland, occurring during pregnancy or within 42 days’ post-partum. Following an analysis of maternal mortality by MBRRACE-UK it is apparent that there are some maternal deaths associated with suboptimal care. If midwives and all members of the multidisciplinary team have the appropriate clinical knowledge and skills it may help minimise potentially avoidable maternal mortality in women requiring high dependency maternity care.

Programme aim

This programme aims to build upon existing knowledge and skills, to enable midwives to provide care for women who require high dependency care in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period as part of the multidisciplianry team.

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the approaches to high dependency maternity care and of issues relating to maternal mortality and morbidity.

  • Work cohesively and effectively with other members of the multidisciplinary team in caring for the woman with high-dependency needs.

  • Develop the clinical skills associated with high dependency care ensuring that such skills are underpinned with professional knowledge.

  • Outline the midwives role in the care of the critically ill pregnant/postpartum woman in the maternity HDU setting as part of the multidisciplinary team.

Indicative content


  • Maternal collapse

  • Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia

  • Haemorrhage

  • Sepsis

  • Diabetes/DKA

  • Care of lines/Haemodyamic monitoring

 

 

24 October Oct

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

24 October 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.

You may download a copy of the text book at http://gynecology.sbmu.ac.ir/uploads/4_5922741106407112942.pdf

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

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

Centre for Midwifery Education office, Academic Centre, Coombe Hospital

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].

29 October Oct

Introduction to Clinical Leadership

29 October 2019, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
Maureen McCabe Room, CME, Located at Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.

 

NMBI Category 1 approved programme- 6 CEUs

Programme Rationale

Clinical leadership is concerned with demonstrating clinical excellence, giving support and guidance to colleagues and acknowledging the distinct contribution of Health Care Professionals within multidisciplinary contexts. It is not the sole responsibility of those occupying formal leadership and management roles and therefore should be demonstrated by Health Care Professionals across all clinical grades (HSE 2017).

Programme Aim

This one day foundation programme, developed by the National Clinical Leadership Centre (NCLC), will introduce Midwives and Nurses to Clinical Leadership. It will support participants to explore their own core values and encourage participants to realise their own potential as leaders of care at the frontline. This is the first step on a Leadership development journey and it will assist in increasing confidence and competencies through influence in the healthcare arena.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes for An Introduction to Clinical Leadership programme are aimed at supporting participant to:

o Explore their understanding of the core concepts of Clinical Leadership

o Identify their personal and organisational values and their impact on care delivery 

o Build confidence by cultivating a greater understanding of communication skills and influence  

o Understand resilience by finding the balance between responsibility and self-care 

o Increase awareness of the Clinical Leadership Competency Framework resource to guide further individual leadership development

Indicative content

Definitions of Values, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviours

List of Core Values

Organisational Values

Leadership Qualities

Balancing the Wheel of Life

Mindfulness

Professional Development Planning

NCLC Professional Development programmes

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 and facilitated group work.

Programme Prerequisites

Please print participants handbook for use during the study day.

Recommended Reading  

Covey, S. (1989) The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  Free Press:  New York

 

Moss, B. (2017) 4th ed. Communication Skills in Health and Social Care. Sage Publications Ltd: London. ISBN 1526401339.

Course Coordinator

Hazel Cazzini

Midwifery Specialist Coordinataor

Contact : 01 4085525   [email protected]

 

30 October Oct

Neonatal Staff Inhouse Study Day

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

05 November Nov

Neonatal Update for Midwives

05 November 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

06 November Nov

Bereavement Study Day

06 November 2019, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
National Maternity Hospital, Midwives Sitting Room, Holles Street, Dublin 2

NMBI Category-1 Approved Programme. CEUs=7.5

Programme Rationale:

Bereavement and loss support is a substantial and sensitive feature of professionals working in the obstetric field. Caring for, and supporting bereaved parents is demanding, difficult, stressful, and emotionally demanding, thus making the provision of effective bereavement support challenging (Kohner & Henley 2001, Mitchell 2005, Chan et al. 2007, 2008, 2009). It is suggested that the outcomes for many parents following the loss of their baby depends on the midwives’ ability to provide effective bereavement support (Cote Arsenault & Donato 2007, Henley & Scott 2007). Training and supporting staff that come into contact with parents at any stage of their care in hospital helps to ensure that parents will receive sensitive care. The course offers insight and awareness into a comprehensive range of issues around the dynamics of grief and loss from death, to facilitate those who attend, to develop sensitive and ethical practice in bereavement care.

Programme Philosophy:

Whilst bereavement is a normal life experience, the expression, duration, and intensity of grief will be unique for each individual. The midwife/nurse and allied health care professionals each have a role throughout the bereavement process, including ensuring that the woman and her family have appropriate information to facilitate an informed choice.

The philosophy underpinning this programme is to empower healthcare professional to provide empathy and support to the women and families they encounter and to alleviate any unnecessary suffering caused by a lack of understanding of the grieving process

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:

This study day is designed to support midwives, nurses and allied healthcare professionals in meeting the challenge of providing high quality bereavement care, focusing on cultural diversity, physical and emotional care of families, follow up support within the community.

Learning Outcomes:

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


  • Communicate effectively with bereaved families

  • Provide appropriate physical and emotional care to bereaved families.

  • Work effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team when dealing with bereavement

  • Provide accurate, appropriate information to parents on available follow-up supports

Indicative Content


  • Understanding Grief, Responses to Grief- review major theories

  • Spiritual Care- understand Role of Chaplain; Mortuary visit; Buriel/Funeral rites; Cultural diversity and bereavement

  • Bereavement Support Skills- Listening, Communication, Therapeutic touch/presence

  • Pathology/Post Mortem- link with notifiable deaths, investigations into unexplained foetal/neonatal demise

  • Self-care; Staff Support

  • Parent Support Group Representative- offer a 'service-user' perspective on bereavement experiences

  • Clinical Midwifery Care Pathways. These shall cover the following topics:

 


  • Early Pregnancy Loss

  • Stillbirth

  • Prenatal Diagnosis- cover breaking bad news

  • Care of the Dying Baby- incorporate relevant palliative care aspects; CuddleCot demonstration

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, audio-visual aids and experiential group work.

Target Audience

Primarily clinical healthcare professionals  (midwives, nurses, health care assistants, medical personnel) but open to any individual who is involved in the care of bereaved parents.

Programme Coordinator: Hazel Cazzini 014085525 [email protected] or [email protected]

06 November Nov

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

06 November 2019, 08:00AM to 12:30PM
Maureen McCabe room, Education Centre, Coombe Hospital, Cork Street, Dublin 8.

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 November Nov

Infection Control and Haemovigilance

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

You must complete the HSELanD e-learning course ''ANTT - Aseptic Non Touch Technique' prior to attending the Infection Control Training.  Log in to HSELanD or create an account by clicking this link and search for 'ANTT - Aseptic Non Touch Technique'. Then click 'Enroll' and complete the course! You must print off your certificate and present it on the day of the training.

 

8.00am - 10.00am - Infection Control Session

10.30am - 12.30am - Haemovigilance session

08 November Nov

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

08 November 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.

You may download a copy of the text book at http://gynecology.sbmu.ac.ir/uploads/4_5922741106407112942.pdf

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

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

Centre for Midwifery Education office, Academic Centre, Coombe Hospital

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].

09 November Nov

Theatre Study Day for Midwives and Nurses

09 November 2019, 08:30AM to 04:00PM
Centre for Midwifery Education. Cork Street. Dublin 8.



Theatre Study Day for Midwives and Nurses

NMBI Category 1 Approved: 7 CEUs

 



Programme Rationale:


The teaching and learning ethos underpinning this programme is that nurses and midwives who participate are engaging in Continuing Professional Development.  It is essential that nurses and midwives working in the theatre setting enhance their knowledge and skills with respect to the holistic assessment and management of patients in the peri-operative environment. This study day provides an opportunity for  nurses and midwives to engage collaboratively in Continuing Professional Development for  operating theatre nursing and midwifery care .

 

 



Learning Outcomes:

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


  • To enhance the knowledge and skill base of  midwives/nurses caring for a woman who sustains massive haemorrhage and maternal collapse in theatre

  • To recognise the anaesthetic issues pertaining to the care of woman experiencing malignant hyperthermia during surgery.

  • To recognise the anaesthetic issues pertaining to the care of woman experiencing bronchospasm and difficult airways

  • To Implement safe communication and clinical handover practices when caring for woman in theatre.

  • To individualize practicing mindfulness techniques for self-care.

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: Saila Kuriakose, 01 4085314, [email protected]

11 November Nov

Medication Management - Safe Professional Practice for Midwives and Nurses

11 November 2019, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
Maureen McCabe Classroom, Education Centre, Coombe Women and Infant's University Hospital, Cork Street, Dublin 8.

Programme Rationale:

Medication management is an integral aspect of clinical practice for midwives and nurses. It is vital that midwives and nurses practice safely to ensure that women and babies receive quality care (Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework, NMBI, 2015).

 

Course Philosophy:

Midwives and Nurses who participate in this study day are engaging in Continuing Professional Development. In the Centre for Midwifery Education we commit to an andragogical approach to learning in which proactivity, enquiry and autonomy feature predominatly (Quinn, 2013). As a result we acknowledge that midwife/nurse participants are adult learners who have exisiting knowledge and a wealth of experience and therefore utilise teaching strategies that encourage reflection, dialogue and debate. Continuing Professional Development contributes to the maintenance and enhancement of competence and is expected of every midwife and nurse (Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives, NMBI 2014). Value is placed on the experience, expertise and ability of programme facilitators to impart evidence based knowledge.

 

Programme Aim:

This course aims to facilitate registered midwives and nurses to update and enhance their knowledge in relation to safe practice of medication management

 

Learning Outcomes:


  • To critically analyse midwives and nurses' professional and legal responsibilities in the management and administration of medications.

  • To identify and examine common medication errors in clinical practice and how they can be prevented.

  • To discuss clinical risk issues in relation to medication management.

  • To explore pharmaceutical aspects of medication management .