Upcoming Programmes

24 July Jul

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

24 July 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

25 July Jul

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

25 July 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].

25 July Jul

Domestic violence and pregnancy: Austrian and Irish research and perspectives

25 July 2019, 12:00PM to 01:00PM
Maureen McCabe Classroom, Education Centre, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital

This talk will focus on topics of importance to midwives when dealing with domestic violence and pregnancy. Presentations based on research findings will be given by:

Siobhán O'Brien Green, MSocSc (Social Policy), Ussher Postgraduate Fellow

Trinity Research in Childhood Centre, TCD

and

Dr. Heidi Siller, Medical University of Innsbruck

Gender Medicine Unit, Innsbruck, Austria

30 July Jul

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

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

20 August Aug

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

20 August 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

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]

 

22 August Aug

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

22 August 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].

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

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