Upcoming Programmes

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 October Oct

Neonatal IV Cannulation and Venepuncture Workshop

18 October 2018, 09:00AM to 01:00PM
Maureen Mc cabe Room:Centre for Midwifery Education

18 October Oct

Neonatal IV Cannulation and Venepuncture Workshop

18 October 2018, 09:00AM to 01:00PM
Maureen Mc cabe Room:Centre for Midwifery Education

22 October Oct

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

22 October 2018, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
Tutorial Room 1, Centre for Midwifery Education, Education Centre, CWIUH

23 October Oct

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

23 October 2018, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
Centre for Midwifery Education

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

24 October Oct

Breastfeeding Programme for NICU Gynae and Theatre staff

24 October 2018, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
National Maternity Hospital. 65-66 Mount Street, Dublin 2

NMBI Category-1 Approved Programme. CEUs=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 apauljesudason@coombe.ie or phone 014085548, or the programme coordinator-

Programme Coordinator:  Judith Fleming  jfleming@coombe.ie 014085525

CME Office: Pamela Gaffney   pgaffney@coombe.ie 014085708

25 October Oct

Substance Misuse in Pregnancy Update for Midwives and Nurses.

25 October 2018, 08:00AM to 05:00PM
Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor, 65-66 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.

26 October Oct

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

26 October 2018, 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:

Margaret Moynihan (mmoynihan@coombe.ie). Bleep: 227

Kevin Mulligan (kmulligan@coombe.ie ) 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 on line exam and is available by emailing: pgaffney@coombe.ie or kmulligan@coombe.ie.

06 November Nov

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

06 November 2018, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
Maureen McCabe room, Centre for Midwifery Education, Education Building, CWIUH

07 November Nov

Bereavement Study Day

07 November 2018, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
National Maternity Hospital. 65-66 Mount Street, Dublin 2

NMBI Category-1 Approved Programme. CEUs=7.5

Programme Rationale:

Bereavement and loss support is a substantial and sensitive feature of professionals working in the obstetric field. Caring for, and supporting bereaved parents is demanding, difficult, stressful, and emotionally demanding, thus making the provision of effective bereavement support challenging (Kohner & Henley 2001, Mitchell 2005, Chan et al. 2007, 2008, 2009). It is suggested that the outcomes for many parents following the loss of their baby depends on the midwives’ ability to provide effective bereavement support (Cote Arsenault & Donato 2007, Henley & Scott 2007). Training and supporting staff that come into contact with parents at any stage of their care in hospital helps to ensure that parents will receive sensitive care. The course offers insight and awareness into a comprehensive range of issues around the dynamics of grief and loss from death, to facilitate those who attend, to develop sensitive and ethical practice in bereavement care.

Programme Philosophy:

Whilst bereavement is a normal life experience, the expression, duration, and intensity of grief will be unique for each individual. The midwife/nurse and allied health care professionals each have a role throughout the bereavement process, including ensuring that the woman and her family have appropriate information to facilitate an informed choice.

The philosophy underpinning this programme is to empower healthcare professional to provide empathy and support to the women and families they encounter and to alleviate any unnecessary suffering caused by a lack of understanding of the grieving process

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:

This study day is designed to support midwives, nurses and allied healthcare professionals in meeting the challenge of providing high quality bereavement care, focusing on cultural diversity, physical and emotional care of families, follow up support within the community.

Learning Outcomes:

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


  • Communicate effectively with bereaved families

  • Provide appropriate physical and emotional care to bereaved families.

  • Work effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team when dealing with bereavement

  • Provide accurate, appropriate information to parents on available follow-up supports

Indicative Content


  • Understanding Grief, Responses to Grief- review major theories

  • Spiritual Care- understand Role of Chaplain; Mortuary visit; Buriel/Funeral rites; Cultural diversity and bereavement

  • Bereavement Support Skills- Listening, Communication, Therapeutic touch/presence

  • Pathology/Post Mortem- link with notifiable deaths, investigations into unexplained foetal/neonatal demise

  • Self-care; Staff Support

  • Parent Support Group Representative- offer a 'service-user' perspective on bereavement experiences

  • Clinical Midwifery Care Pathways. These shall cover the following topics:

 


  • Early Pregnancy Loss

  • Stillbirth

  • Prenatal Diagnosis- cover breaking bad news

  • Care of the Dying Baby- incorporate relevant palliative care aspects; CuddleCot demonstration

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, audio-visual aids and experiential group work.

Target Audience

Primarily clinical healthcare professionals  (midwives, nurses, health care assistants, medical personnel) but open to any individual who is involved in the care of bereaved parents.

Programme Coordinator: Judith Fleming 014085525   jfleming@coombe.ie or cme@coombe.ie

08 November Nov

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

08 November 2018, 08:00AM to 01:00PM
Centre for Midwifery Education

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

09 November Nov

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

09 November 2018, 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:

Margaret Moynihan (mmoynihan@coombe.ie). Bleep: 227

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 on line exam and is available by emailing: pgaffney@coombe.ie or kmulligan@coombe.ie.