Upcoming Programmes

This course is NMBI Category 1 Approved for 6 CEUs.

 

Programme Rationale:

IV 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 develop their knowledge in relation to the management of intravenous medication.

 

Learning Outcomes:


  • to identify the pharmacological principles implicit in the administration of drugs by the intravenous route and the  implications for practice.

  • to critically appraise methods of intravenous drug administration and evaluate the management of potential  complications that may result from administering drugs by the intravenous route.

  • to critically analyse midwives and nurses' professional and legal responsibilities in the management and administration of drugs by the intravenous route.

 

Indicative Content:


  • Professional issues in relation to intravenous medication management.

  • Infection Control and Aseptic non touch technique.

  • Management of Anaphylaxis.

  • Clinical Risk and intravenous medication management.

  • Pharmaceutical aspects of intravenous medication management including drug calculations

This course is NMBI Category 1 Approved for 6 CEUs.

 

Programme Rationale:

IV 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 develop their knowledge in relation to the management of intravenous medication.

 

Learning Outcomes:


  • to identify the pharmacological principles implicit in the administration of drugs by the intravenous route and the  implications for practice.

  • to critically appraise methods of intravenous drug administration and evaluate the management of potential  complications that may result from administering drugs by the intravenous route.

  • to critically analyse midwives and nurses' professional and legal responsibilities in the management and administration of drugs by the intravenous route.

Indicative Content:


  • Professional issues in relation to intravenous medication management.

  • Infection Control and Aseptic non touch technique.

  • Management of Anaphylaxis.

  • Clinical Risk and intravenous medication management.

  • Pharmaceutical aspects of intravenous medication management including drug calculations

 

04 September Sep

Facilitator Skills Workshop (Day 1)

04 September 2019, 08:00AM to 03:30PM
Maureen McCabe room, Education Centre, Coombe Hospital, Cork Street, Dublin 8.

This 2-day programme, delivered by the National Leadership and Innovation centre, supports healthcare staff to develop a common understanding of facilitation, and to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours for effective facilitation and co-facilitation.  For those who have prior experience of delivering training or education it can act as a self-review. 

 

Participants must facilitate, co-facilitate or shadow a facilitator between the programme days and provide feedback on Day 2. The format for the programme is interactive participation, reflection and shared learning. The programme is open to all staff required to facilitate structured learning sessions, (workshop, educational or training sessions, one to one sessions, and meetings) in health and social care, and related settings. 

06 September Sep

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

06 September 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 September Sep

Seasonal Influenza Peer Vaccination Programme (SIPVP)

09 September 2019, 08:00AM to 12:00PM
Maureen McCabe Classroom, Education Centre, Coombe Women and Infant's University Hospital, Cork Street, Dublin 8.

Programme Rationale:

The influenza vaccination is the safest and most effective existing strategy for the prevention of linfluenza disease. Research studies indicate that influenza vaccination of healthcare workers can enhance patient safety and protect vulnerable patients and is therefore viewed as an evidence based recommendation  (Ahmed et al. 2014; Griffin 2014). A key priority for the HSE is to improve the uptake of the influenza vaccine among healthcare workers. The uptake of the influenza vaccine amongst nurses/midwives has been the lowest of all healthcare worker groups (Health Protection Surveillance Centre). It is hoped that maximising the number of nurses and midwives providing and administering the influenza vaccine and improving accessibility in the workplace will increase the percentage uptake of the seasonal influenza vaccine by nurses and midwives.

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 facilitate registered midwives and registered nurses, to develop the requisite knowledge and skills to safely administer Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (Split Virion) BP under medicine protocols, through the seasonal influenza peer vaccination programme.



Learning Outcomes:


  • To critically analyse the professional and legal responsibiliites of registered nurses/midwives in administering vaccines to HCWs, under medicine protocol to protect themselves and patients in their care from influenza infection.

  • To demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the medicine protocol.

  • To demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of the vaccination process, to particpate in the seasonal influenza peer vaccination programme.

  • To appraise their own practice and take measures to develop and maintain their competence in the administration of vaccines.

  • To demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of how to effecticely set up and run a vaccination clinic.

Indicative Content


  • Professional and Legal Issues

  • Medicine Vaccination Protocols

  • Vaccination Process

10 September Sep

Perineal Repair Workshop

10 September 2019, 08:00AM to 02:00PM
Maureen Mccabe Classroom, Centre for Midwifery Education,Located at Coombe Hospital,Cork Street , Dublin 8

Programme Rationale:

The risk of perineal trauma during childbirth continues to affect approximately 85% of women, of these, 60-70% will require suturing (McLandish et al. 1988, Bick et al. 2010). Inadequate perineal repair is associated with short and long term physical and psychological problems for the woman, including: pain on micturition; defecations and exercise; urinary and less frequently faecal incontinence; dyspareunia; wound infection and wound breakdown (Brimacombe 1995). Two of the key factors influencing the outcome of perineal repair are the skill of the person performing the procedure and the suturing technique they employ (Brimacombe 1995). There is a general consensus that midwives, as key care providers at birth are best positioned to perform perineal repair (Mutema 2007, NICE 2007). Confidence and competence in undertaking perineal repair is a skill which is essential for midwives, if women are to be offered a greater choice of midwifery led models of care.

 

Programme Philosophy:

The philosophy of this programme takes cognisance that midwives and nurses are required to work under the guidance of the NMBI and within their scope of practice in order to provide safe, quality care to women and their babies.

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.

 

Programme Aim:

The aim of this programme is to equip midwives with the knowledge and skill for them to proceed to gain competence and/or remain competent in perineal repair.

 

Learning Outcomes:

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


  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology and the functions of the pelvic floor

  • Critically discuss evidence in relation to protecting the perineum during childbirth

  • Be able to classify perineal trauma

  • Describe the role of the nurse and midwife in undertaking the skill of perineal repair

  • Proceed to successfully complete the supervised practice assessments and the final competence assessment

  • Practice independently and maintain competence in accordance with scope of practice and local policy

 

 

Indicative Content:


  • Anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor

  • Assessing and classification of perineal trauma

  • Evidence relating to protecting the perineum and suturing techniques

  • Infection control and clinical risk issues

  • Simulated workshop for demonstration and practice.

 

Programme Coordinator:

Saila Kuriakose/ Antoinette Fletcher

01 4085314/ 014085525

[email protected] / [email protected]

 

11 September Sep

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:

Programme Coordinator:  Hazel Cazzini [email protected] 01 408 5525

CME Office: Niamh Healy [email protected] 01 408 5708

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 National Clinical Guideline for Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Ireland. HSE/NWIHP 2019.

16 September Sep

This course is NMBI Category 1 Approved for 6 CEUs.

 

Programme Rationale:

IV 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 develop their knowledge in relation to the management of intravenous medication.

 

Learning Outcomes:


  • to identify the pharmacological principles implicit in the administration of drugs by the intravenous route and the  implications for practice.

  • to critically appraise methods of intravenous drug administration and evaluate the management of potential  complications that may result from administering drugs by the intravenous route.

  • to critically analyse midwives and nurses' professional and legal responsibilities in the management and administration of drugs by the intravenous route.

Indicative Content:


  • Professional issues in relation to intravenous medication management.

  • Infection Control and Aseptic non touch technique.

  • Management of Anaphylaxis.

  • Clinical Risk and intravenous medication management.

  • Pharmaceutical aspects of intravenous medication management including drug calculations

18 September Sep

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

18 September 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

18 September Sep

NMBI Category-1 Approved Programme. CEU's 7

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:   Hazel Cazzini 01 4085525

CME Office: Niamh Healy [email protected] 014085708

19 September Sep

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

19 September 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

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].