Upcoming Programmes

04 December Dec

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

04 December 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

(Category 1 Approved: 6.5 CEUs.)

Programme Rationale:

Diagnosis and management of an Infectious disease in pregnancy challenges the healthcare provider with a myriad of complexities in the provision of antenatal and follow up care. This cohort of women often require individualised education & care-planning, specialised counselling as well as disclosure and support services during their pregnancies. Therefore it is integral that midwives, nurses and allied health care professional receive up to date evidence base information to facilitate them in providing timely, sensitive, quality care to these women, babies and their families.

Programme Aim:

The overall aim of the programme is to provide attendees with the opportunity of exploring and developing a greater understanding of contemporary issues in the care and management of women seeking treatment for Infectious Diseases & STI’s in Pregnancy Update for Midwives & Nurses.

Learning Outcomes:

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


  •  Discuss the specialist areas of Infectious Diseases & STI’s in Pregnancy Update for Midwives & Nurses as outlined in the timetable.

  •  Develop an insight into the latest evidence, current trends and future treatment for the topics discussed.

 


  • Programme Coordinator:

    Hazel Cazzini

    01 4085525

    hcazzini@coombe.ie

05 December Dec

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP): CWIUH

05 December 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

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: fnoonan@coombe.ie.

11 December Dec

CPR- BLS Healthcare Providers

11 December 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

12 December Dec

Legal and Clinical Risk Aspects of Maternity Care.

12 December 2019, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
School of Nursing and Midwifery, The Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Legal and Clinical Risk Aspects of Maternity Care (NMBI Category 1 Pending)

Programme Rationale:

Litigation arising from Irish maternity services accounts for approximately 25% of the number of cases reported to the National Clinical Indemnity Scheme and 60% of the value of claims - National Clinical Incidents Claims and Costs Report- 2010-2014 (State Claims Agency). There is a requirement amongst midwives, nurses and doctors for effective clinical risk management, review of adverse incidences, maintenance of professional competence and adherence to practice standards in order to drive and support patient safety and quality care. This programme provides an opportunity for midwives, nurses and doctors to receive information and guidance on an integrated approach to clinical risk management, incident reporting, litigation claims management, including the process in the Coroner’s Court.

Programme Aim:

The aim of this programme is to provide an update for midwives, nurses and doctors in legal issues relating to maternity care

Learning Outcomes:

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


  • Practice in accordance  with their Codes of Professional Conduct

  • Critically appraise accountability in nursing/midwifery/medical practice

  • Critically discuss the need for accurate record keeping as part of the nurse’s/midwife’s/doctor's role

  • Report adverse or near miss incidents

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the lifecycle of a claim

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the process when preparing for an inquest

Indicative Content:


  • Professional Issues:  Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework (2015), Practice Standards for Midwives (2015), Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (2014), Fitness to Practice, Nurses and Midwives Act 2011. Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics. 8th Edn. Medical Council 2016.

  • Documentation in Nursing/Midwifery/Medical Practice ; Confidentiality; Legal matters; Problems with records; Principles of good record keeping; Features of accurate and contemporaneous records; Retention of records

  • Incident reporting

  • Lifecycle of claims

  • Preparing for and attending an inquest.

Target Audience:

Registered Midwives/Nurses and Doctors working within Maternity Care