Upcoming Programmes

21 November Nov

Preceptorship Programme for Midwives and Nurses

21 November 2019, 08:00AM to 02:15PM
National Maternity Hospital. 65-66 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.

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

21 November Nov

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

21 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:

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].

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#

03 December Dec

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

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

04 December Dec

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

04 December 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

05 December Dec

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

05 December 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].

11 December Dec

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

11 December 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

12 December Dec

Legal and Clinical Risk Aspects of Maternity Care.

12 December 2019, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
School of Nursing and Midwifery, The Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

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

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

13 December 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].