Upcoming Programmes

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.

Indicative Content


  • Professional and Legal Issues

  • Medicine Vaccination Protocols

  • Vaccination Process

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#

18 September Sep

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

18 September 2019, 07:30AM 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].

23 September Sep

Gynaecology Update for Midwives & Nurses

23 September 2019, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
National Maternity Hospital, First Floor Classroom 65/66 Mount Street, Dublin 2

NMBI Category 1 Approved, CEUs = 8

Programme Rationale

Ongoing education of nurses and midwives who work in the gynaecological setting is essential to ensure that women receive a high standard of evidence based, quality, safe care from competent practitioners.

Programme Aim

The overall aim of the programme is to provide attendees with the opportunity of exploring and developing a greater understanding of contemporary issues in the care and management of women in the gynaecological setting.

The objectives are :

• To encourage reflection on professional issues for the nurse and midwife working in the Gynaecology setting

• To provide an update on advances in urogynaecology surgeries

• To raise awareness in the care and management of early pregnancy and miscarriage in the event of sepsis

• To highlight the signs and symptoms of sepsis and to discuss the appropriate care and management of sepsis and septic shock

• To discuss advances in the management of post-operative pain

• To provide an update on colposcopy services and dysfunctional uterine bleeding

• To make reference to current publications eg. CMACE and National Guidelines

• To discuss issues around consent and documentation

Indicative Content

Theoretical content will include

• Professional Issues

• Urogynaecology surgeries

• Management of miscarriage

• Microbiology and sepsis

• Septic shock

• Consent and documentation

• Post- operative pain management

• Colposcopy update

• Current Management of Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Philosophy Underpinning this course:

The Centre for Midwifery Education aims to deliver high quality evidence based education for the purposes of continuing professional development of midwives and nurses who attend.

The philosophy of this programme takes cognisance of the need to provide quality care and continually improve care to women in the gynaecological setting.

Value is placed on the experience and expertise of the multidisciplinary programme facilitators to impart evidence based knowledge in relation to providing care which is efficient, effective, equitable and holistic.

The recognitions of course members as adult learners, their existing knowledge and application of clinical nursing and midwifery experience, is integral to the programme.

Teaching Methods

Various methods to facilitating learning include :


  • Interactive presentations,

  • Question and answer,

  • All reading material and presentations uploaded onto Moodle of the CME website

  • Multidisciplinary presentations

Duration of Course:

1 Day (7.8 hrs)


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: Hazel Cazzini 014085525 [email protected]

25 September Sep

Infection Control and Haemovigilance (8am - 10am Infection control, 1030am - 12.30pm Haemovigilance)

25 September 2019, 08:00AM to 12:30PM
Maureen McCabe room, Centre for Midwifery Education, Education Centre, CWIUH

01 October Oct

Neonatal Preceptorship Workshop.

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

Category 1 approved programme-5 CEUs

Programme Rationale:

The NMBI (2014) Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics  states that all midwives and nurses have a role in the guidance and direction of student midwives and nurses and must take responsibility for the care each student provides . The purpose of this preceptorship programme is to facilitate and support midwives and nurses who give their time and expertise to facilitate learning and to teach, supervise and assess students and take action to address any concerns identified . It has been identified that the most important factor influencing students’ development of professional knowledge, is the nature of support and guidance from an approachable mentor (Spouse 2001). It is recognised that midwives will need to be more independent, autonomous and innovative in the future (ONMSD 2011). Having a strong preceptorship programme in place will be vital to achieving these aims.

Programme Philosophy:

Preceptorship was introduced to undergraduate nursing education in Ireland following the recommendations of the Nurse Education Forum 2001. Preceptorship in midwifery and nursing is a one-to-one educational relationship between an experienced midwife/nurse and a midwifery/nursing student for the purpose of clinical practice learning to facilitate in bridging the gap between theory and practice. The aim of clinical practice learning is to enable students develop the domains of competence and become safe, caring, competent decision-makers willing to accept personal and professional accountability for evidence-based midwifery/nursing care. The forum recommended that all staff who supervise students should have preparation for the role. 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 overall aim of the preceptorship workshop is to facilitate midwives and nurses in their preceptorship role and to highlight that the quality of the student/  midiwfe- nurse relationship and the support within that relationship is the factor that contributes most to student learning.

Learning Outcomes:

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

-Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and key elements of the undergraduate and post graduate midwifery education programmes.

-Demonstrate an understanding of theories of teaching and learning and the principles of facilitating, teaching and assessment of learning as applied to the clinical learning environment.

-Identify the characteristics of an effective learning environment and demonstrate awareness of the factors which facilitate or inhibit learning.

-Discuss the concept of Perceptorship and define the role and responsibilities of the preceptor

-Define the role and responsibilities of the preceptee.

-Demonstrate an understanding of assessment of competency in clinical practice and the knowledge required for the completion of documentation to reflect the level of competence achieved by individual students.

-Demonstrate a working knowledge of the domains of competence documented in the relevant NMBI documents- see reference list below.

Indicative Content

Overview of the midwifery education programme

Role of the preceptor/preceptee

Assessment process

Giving feedback

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 themed scenarios using competency assessment tools

Programme Prerequisites:

** Participants MUST complete the e-learning programme 'Preceptorship in Practice' available on HSeLanD  ucdpreceptors.hseland.ie The Certificate of Attendance and CEUs will only be issued to attendees once they submit proof of completion of this e-learning programme. Please submit your print-out of completion to the facilitators of the Preceptorship study day, or to the CME.

Recommended Reading/Resources

The following publications are available to download from the An Bord Altranais agus Cnaimhseachas (NMBI) website http://www.nmbi.ie/Standards-Guidance/More-Standards-Guidance/Quality-Clinical-Learning-Environment

NMBI (2015) Quality Clinical Learning Environment: Professional Guidance http://www.nmbi.ie/Standards-Guidance/More-Standards-Guidance/Quality-Clinical-Learning-Environment

NMBI (2015) Practice Standards for Midwives- http://www.nmbi.ie/nmbi/media/NMBI/Publications/Practice-Standards-for-Midwives-2015.pdf?ext=.pdf

ABA (2005) Requirements and Standards for the Midwife Registration Education Programme. http://www.nmbi.ie/nmbi/media/NMBI/Requirements-and-Standards-for-the-Midwife-Registration-Education-Programme-3rd-ed.pdf?ext=.pdf

NMBI (2016) Midwife Registration Programmes Standards and Requirements.  http://www.nmbi.ie/nmbi/media/NMBI/Publications/midwife-registration-programmes-standards-requirements.pdf?ext=.pdf

NMBI (2015) Midwife Post-RGN Registration Programmes: Standards and Requirements. http://www.nmbi.ie/nmbi/media/NMBI/Publications/midwife-post-rgn-registration-standards-and-requirements.pdf?ext=.pdf

08 October Oct

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

08 October 2019, 07:30AM 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