Upcoming Programmes

21 August Aug

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

21 August 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 August Aug

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

24 August 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.

Access codes are required in order to complete the on line exam and are available by emailing: mmoynihan@coombe.ie or pohara@coombe.ie.

06 September Sep

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

06 September 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

07 September Sep

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

07 September 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.

Access codes are required in order to complete the on line exam and are available by emailing: mmoynihan@coombe.ie or pohara@coombe.ie.

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:

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#

14 September Sep

COMET (Coombe Obstetric Multiprofessional Emergency Training) Provisional

14 September 2018, 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.

19 September Sep

Breastfeeding Refresher Programme - Midwives and Nurses

19 September 2018, 08:00AM to 05:00PM
Rotunda Education Centre, Rotunda Hospital Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

NMBI Category-1 Approved Programme. CEUs=11

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: Charmaine Scallan,  cscallan@coombe.ie 014085525

CME Office: Patricia Griffiths pgriffiths@coombe.ie 014085708

25 September Sep

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

25 September 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

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