Upcoming Programmes

21 January Jan

Infection Control and Haemovigilance (8am - 10am Haemovigilancel, 10.30am - 12.30am Infection Control)

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

23 January Jan

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

23 January 2019, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
Maureen McCabe room, Education Centre, Coombe Hospital, Cork Street

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 January Jan

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

25 January 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.

A copy of the textbook maybe obtained from:

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] or [email protected].

25 January Jan

Programme Rationale:

The Saving lives, Improving Mothers' Care Report (2014) continues to identify the benefits of a team approach to making motherhood safer. This report highlights initial failures by many clinical staff in immediately recognising and acting on the signs and symptoms of potentially life threatening conditions along with a lack of recognition and management of the critically ill pregnant woman and inpending maternal collapse. Poor communication and suboptimal teamworking have also been shown to have contributed to maternal mortality. The value of multiprofessional training is emerging as a key component of improving care for women. The NMBI in its Practice Standards for Midwives (2015) emphasises the responsibility that midwives have to develop and maintain competence in providing safe and effective midwifery care.

Programme Philosophy:

The underpinning philosophy is that teams who work together should train together. The emphasis is on team working, communication skills, appreciating the different roles within the multiprofessional team, understanding shared decision making, recognising the value of' standing back and taking a broader view of the situation', all for the purpose of managing obstetric emergency situations effectively and safely.

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

04 February Feb

Perinatal Mental Health Update for Midwives and Nurses

04 February 2019, 08:00AM to 05:00PM
The Dalrymple Theatre, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square,Dublin 1.

NMBI Category-1 Approved CEUs= 6

Overview of the Perinatal Mental Health Study Day

The rationale and justification for this programme is based on the current drive to promote and foster high standards and good practices in the delivery of mental health services.   The most recent MBBRACE-UK Report (2014) highlighted that deaths form psychiatric causes make a significant contribution to late maternal deaths with 95 women dying due to psychiatric causes between 2009-2012. The CMACE Report (2011) recommended that clinical staff must undertake regular written documented audited training for the understanding, identification, initial management and referral for, amongst others,  mental health conditions which, although unrelated to pregnancy, may affect pregnant women or recently delivered mothers. Therefore, it is paramount that midwives, nurses and allied health professionals attend educational updates in perinatal mental health to ensure they are confident and competent in providing professional advice and support and are aware of the appropriate referral pathways for women presenting with mental health disorders

Aims of the Programme

The aim of this programme is to provide and update for midwives and nurses who care for women with mental illness in pregnancy

Objectives of the Programme





  • Provide an overview of perinatal mental health

  • Discuss assessment and pathways of referral

  • Provide information on how to promote mental health

  • Raise awareness regarding the risk of relapse and use of medication

  • Explore the concept of  traumatic birth and discuss its impact on mental health

  • Highlight the importance of discussing suicidal ideations

  • Provide an opportunity for open discussion and questions on issues related to perinatal mental health

  • Guidance on how to maintain  one’s own mental health







Various methods to facilitating learning include :


  • Interactive presentations,

  • Question and answer,

  • Case Studies

  • Group work

  • Reading material following all lecture presentations are available on Moodle of the CME Website




Target Audience- Registered Midwives/ Nurses, allied health care professionals

For more information, please contact Programme coordinator, Judith Fleming  email: [email protected]    PH- 014085525

05 February Feb

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

05 February 2019, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
Maureen McCabe room, Education Centre, Coombe Hospital, Cork Street.

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

06 February Feb

Breastfeeding Refresher Programme - Midwives and Nurses

06 February 2019, 08:00AM to 04:15PM
Centre for Midwifery Education. Cork Street. Dublin 8.

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:  01 4085525

CME Office: Pamela Gaffney [email protected] 014085708

07 February Feb

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

07 February 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.

A copy of the textbook maybe obtained from:

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] or [email protected].

08 February Feb

Perineal Repair Workshop

08 February 2019, 09:00AM to 01:00PM
Maureen McCabe Classroom, Centre for Midwifery Education, CWIUH, D08 XW7X

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:

Triona Cowman

01 4085261

[email protected]

 

11 February Feb

CPR/BLS for Healthcare Assistants

11 February 2019, 08:00AM to 11:30AM
Maureen McCabe room, Education Centre

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 assistants. 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 assistants in CPR and BLS

11 February Feb

CPR/BLS for Healthcare Assistants - Afternoon session

11 February 2019, 01:00PM to 04:30PM
Maureen McCabe room, Education Centre

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 assistants. 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 assistants in CPR and BLS