Upcoming Programmes

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 apauljesudason@coombe.ie or phone 014085548, or the programme coordinator-

Programme Coordinator:   Hazel Cazzini 01 4085525

CME Office: Niamh Healy nhealy@coombe.ie 014085708

18 September Sep

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

18 September 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

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 (fnoonan@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 online exam and is available by emailing: fnoonan@coombe.ie.

20 September Sep

COMET (Coombe Obstetric Multiprofessional Emergency Training)

20 September 2019, 01:00PM to 06:00PM
Centre for Midwifery Education. Cork Street. Dublin 8.

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.

 

Programme Aim:

The aim of this programme is to provide participants with the opportunity to make decisions and manage simulated obstetric emergency situations as part of a multiprofesssional team in a supportive environment.

 

Learning Outcomes:

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


  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of good team working and of its importance when dealing with obstetric emergencies.

  • Be able to recognise the signs and take the appropriate steps to manage the following:

    • MATERNAL COLLAPSE

    • POSTPARTUM HAEMHORRAGE

    • ECLAMPSIA

    • SEPSIS

    • SHOULDER DYSTOCIA

    • CORD PROLAPSE



 

Indicative content:

Team working in the above scenarios during the skills stations.

 

Teaching and Learning Strategies:

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be utilised to maximise participants' involvement and draw on their experience, to include team building exercises,  online resources, drills and skills stations.

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

30 September Sep

Diabetes in Pregnancy Update for Midwives

30 September 2019, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
Maureen MCCabe Classsroom, Centre for Midwifery Education, Coombe Hospital, Cork Street. Dublin 8.



Diabetes in Pregnancy Update

NMBI Category 1 Approved: 7 CEUs

 



Programme Rationale:

The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing in younger people, including women of child bearing years. Women with type 2 diabetes mellitus are more likely to have additional risk

factors for adversepregnancy outcomes, such as obesity, increased parity and age and are more likely to present late in pregnancy. Off spring of diabetic pregnancies may have an increased risk of diabetes in later life, thus optimal management and care of diabetes pre-conceptually and during pregnancy has far reaching implications for the mother, baby and society. It is therefore crucial that women with pre- gestational diabetes are informed as to the importance of pregnancy planning to ensure optimal

blood glucose control and diabetes management at conception and throughout pregnancy. Optimal management of diabetes mellitus at conception and throughout pregnancy has been shown to avoid major

maternal and fetal complications. Therefore, it is paramount that midwives and health professionals attend educational updates to ensure they are confident and competent in providing professional advice and caring for women with diabetes in pregnancy

 



Learning Outcomes:

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


  • Provide women with the appropriate pre-conceptual counselling and advice to women with pre-existing diabetes.

  • Understand the potential impact that diabetes in pregnancy can have on maternal and fetal, and neonatal health when caring for women with diabetes in pregnancy.

  • Give the appropriate information and advice in relation to diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle to women with diabetes in pregnancy.

  • Identify the signs of maternal hypoglycaemia, neonatal hypoglcaemia, and Diabetic Ketoacidosis and be able to provide the appropriate care for these conditions

  • Be proficient with the use of meters, pens, insulin, CSII and 50/50 pumps

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: Saila Kuriakose, 01 4085314, skuriakose@coombe.ie

01 October Oct

Seasonal Influenza Peer Vaccination Programme (SIPVP)

01 October 2019, 12:00AM to 12:00AM
National Maternity Hospital. 65-66 Lower Mount Street (Lecture Theatre), Dublin 2

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

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, 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

09 October Oct

Facilitator Skills Workshop (Day 2)

09 October 2019, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
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. 

Update in Emergency Obstetric Care for Nurses working in Emergency Departments.

Programme Rationale:

ED nurses may on occasion be required to care for a pregnant or postpartum woman who presents to the ED with an obstetric emergency. It is important that these women receive safe quality care. The ED nurse must work within her/his Scope of practice whilst delivering quality care to the woman and her family (Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework, 2015).  This course aims to provide ED nurses with an update on how to recognise an obstetric emergency situation and to assist with assessing, planning and implementing care and appropriate referral for a woman as part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in the ED.

Programme Philosophy:

The philosophy underpinning this programme is that ED nurses who participate are engaging in Continuing Professional Development. The Centre for Midwifery Education acknowledges that nurse participants are adult learners who have existing knowledge and a wealth of experience. Continuing Professional Development contributes to the maintenance and enhancement of competence and is expected of every nurse and midwife (Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives, 2014).

Aim of Programme:

The programme aims to provide ED nurses with an overview of the management of emergency obstetric conditions with which a pregnant or postpartum woman could present to the Emergency Department.

Learning Outcomes:


  • To discuss the emergency situations that a woman might present with to an Emergency Department.

  • To provide ED nurses with up to date information on the management of the different emergency situations with which a woman could present.

  • To help ED nurses assess, plan and implement safe care for a woman who is in an Emergency Department when pregnant or postpartum

Indicative content:


  • Overview of the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (EMBRRACE-UK, MDE Ireland 2014-2016).

  • Signs of labour and managment of normal birth.

  • Recognising and providing emergency treatment for postpartum haemorrhage, eclamptic fit, cord prolapse, shoulder dystocia, sepsis, breech birth, etopic pregnancy and miscarriage.

  • Nursing care of ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage and post termination, for women who present to the ED.

  • Use of IMEWS.

  • Modifications in CPR when resuscitating the pregnant woman.

  • Management of the Preterm Infant in the Emergency Department including immediate resuscitation of the newborn and thermoregulation of the neonate.