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Professional Development Centre - Conferences Workshops and Seminar

Your career development is important to the INMO.

The Professional Development Centre is committed to providing high quality, relevant and up-to-date programmes for Irish nurses and midwives.

For further information contact: INMO Professional Development Centre, Whitworth Building,North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7. Tel: 01 664 0641/2; Email: marian@inmo.ie

Information on all courses is also available on our website www.inmo.ie

All courses listed are held in the Professional Development Centre, INMO, North Brunswick Street,Dublin 7. Courses are limited to 15 participants and under (except in exceptional circumstances).

Are you ready for thematic inspections?
HIQA will be undertaking thematic inspections in 2014 in the following two areas:

  • End of Life Care
  • Food and Nutrition Requirements.

To assist nurses in preparing for these inspections, the INMO have developed the following workshops:

End of Life Thematic Inspections
This one day workshop is aimed at registered nurses working in designated centres for older people. It will outline the HIQA standards and provider guidance on end of life care for designated centres. The workshop will focus on assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to meet the end of life care needs of residents. The use of specific disease trajectories and clinical prognostic indicators to assist with assessment and care planning will be discussed.

Date: April 30, 2014;
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Food and Nutrition Thematic Inspections
This one day workshop is aimed at registered nurses working in designated centres for older people. It will outline the HIQA standards and provider guidance on food and nutrition for designated centres. The workshop will focus on assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to meet the food and nutrition needs of residents. Particular emphasis will be placed on identifying and monitoring ‘at risk’ residents.

Date: May 1, 2014;
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Advanced Diabetes Management
This workshop is aimed at nurses and midwives who have a good understanding of basic diabetes management and want to build on their knowledge. The workshop will cover injectable therapies for people with diabetes, carbohydrate counting for type 1 diabetes, complications of diabetes and advances in future management of diabetes.

Date: May 26, 2014;
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Art and Science of Antenatal Education
This two day workshop will prepare midwives to design an effective antenatal education programme for expectant mothers and fathers. See page 28 for further information.

Date: May 27/28, 2014.
Fee: €150 members; €280 non-members

Assessment and Care Planning for Older People in Residential Care
This workshop is aimed at providing nurses working in this sector with the most up-to-date information regarding policy and standards in older person care and will focus on the need for comprehensive assessment, including risk assessment and care planning for older people in residential care settings.

Date: May 26, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Assessment and Management of the Patient with Respiratory Conditions
The study day is designed to provide nurses from the acute hospital setting with the knowledge to manage patients with respiratory conditions. Nursing services are now delivered in an environment involving greater complexity and increasing levels of technology. Nurses may have to intervene promptly in response to sudden changes in a patient’s respiratory status. This study day will provide an opportunity for nurses to update their knowledge, skills and understanding of respiratory assessment, problems and interventions to provide quality nursing care to patients.

Date: Apr 2, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Assessment and Management of the Patient with Sepsis
Sepsis can occur at any age and in any clinical situation. It is considered a medical emergency and continues to have a high mortality despite advances in treatment. Nurses may need to take the lead in its assessment and management. This study day is designed to broaden the nurse’s knowledge and understanding of the: Body’s defence systems; Pathophysiology underpinning sepsis; Classification/stages of sepsis; Signs and symptoms; Importance of early recognition of sepsis and the initiation of appropriate interventions; Nurse’s role in caring for patients with sepsis; Discussion and rationale for Sepsis Six Regimen.

Date: Mar 13, 2014
Fee: €80 member; €140 non-member

Best Practice in Medication Management
This study day provides participants with an overview of the main issues associated with medication errors and near misses and explores evidence-based approaches to promote and implement safe medication practice. It helps participants to understand the 'risk management' approach to safe medication management practice in an organisation. It is underpinned by legislation and by An Bord Altranais guidelines.

Date: May 12, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Competency Based Interview
Congratulations, you have been called for interview. Now your success in the interview is all up to you. The aim of this interactive workshop is to help you prepare for the competency based interview and to enhance your interview skills. During this training participants will have a greater understanding of competency based interviews and the methods employers use to assess candidates.

Date: May 22, 2014;
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Continuous Quality Tools for Safer Care
This programme shows participants how to monitor quality improvement over time and how to introduce quality control in the current and future regulatory environment. It aims to provide nurses and midwives with greater knowledge and understanding of how to use and apply quality improvement theory, quality improvement tools and metrics in order to demonstrate that improvement has taken place within a framework of continuous quality improvement.

Date: Mar 12, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non members

Delegation & Clinical Supervision
This workshop explores the issues surrounding delegation and decision making, including appropriate supervision and delegated functions It is aimed towards all nurse/midwife managers working with health care assistants. Topics and areas that will be covered within this interactive day include delegation and accountability; autonomy and responsibility; coaching/mentoring; assessing competency; Guiding Principles of delegation; Five Rights of Delegation framework; leadership role in delegation; legal issues; clinical supervision.

Date: Mar 13, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Diabetes Management in Care of the Elderly
This study day will focus on a number of key areas in the diabetes management in care of the elderly; basic nursing management of diabetes, effective blood glucose management, medication management, complications, barriers and challenges in nursing the older person with diabetes. It will emphasize safe and effective management within clinical practice, as well as building on participants' previous knowledge and understanding of diabetes. Other topics include the evidence base for advanced diabetes management, legal and professional frameworks, accountability, patient centred care, self-management and concurrence.

Date: June 11, 2014;
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Healthcare Provider CPR & AED Course – The New 2010 Guidelines
This one-day course is the newly released 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, are explained in detail while providing the maximum time for each participant to gain the skills of resuscitation. The content of this course includes: adult, child and infant CPR; bag and mask ventilation; foreign body airway obstruction; use of the AED for adult and child. Before the course you will receive the new 2010 BLS for Healthcare Providers textbook. Limited to six participants per instructor. A fee of €50 will be charged if you wish to cancel your booking 10 days before the course begins.

Date: April 11, 2014.
Registration: 9.00am.
Time: 9.15am-4.00pm.
Fee: €125 members; €195 non-members (including cost of book and light lunch)

Hepatitis C and the Intravenous Drug Using Patient
This course aims to give an overview and sound knowledge base of hepatitis C, with particular focus intravenous drug use. It is divided into four main sections; transmission, diagnosis, disease monitoring/treatment and finally, challenges and barriers faced by clients who have contracted hepatitis C through drug use. This course would be of use to nurses and midwives working with hepatitis C positive patients in a hospital, general practice or community setting.

Date: May 21, 2014;
Registration: 9.30am.
Time: 10.00am-2.15pm.
Fee: €40 members*; €70 non-members (*Discount voucher does not apply to this course)

Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control
The aim of this course is to provide nurses with an overview of infection prevention and control. It be of particular interest to nurses in the non-acute setting such as nursing homes, mental health, intellectual disabilities and community care. Topics include: history of infection control and basic microbiology; standard precautions and how they apply to individual settings; important documentation; introduction to the HIQA Standards for Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections. Attendees will receive certification in hand-hygiene training (skills training).

Date: May 14, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

INMO Safe Practice Campaign
The Professional Development Centre is providing a nationwide series of workshops in workplaces and venues across the country. The aim of these workshops is to advise INMO members on key areas of practice such as clinical risk, report writing and statement writing, documentation and professional misconduct complaints to An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann.

Dates: March 3 – Cregg House, Sligo; March 4 – Clonskeagh Hospital; March 6 – University Hospital Galway (UHG); March 10 – Letterkenny General Hospital; March 11 – Clonskeagh Hospital; March 13 – Sacred Heart Home, Roscommon; March 14 – Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore; March 20 – UHG; March 21 – UHG; March 24 – UHG; March 26 – INMO Cork office; April 2 – General Hospital Monaghan; April 2 – Oriel House, Monaghan; April 3 – Waterford Regional Hospital; April 7 – Portiuncula Hospital Galway; April 9 – Wexford

More dates and venues are available on our website www.inmo.ie

To book a place please email helen@inmo.ie or call 01 664 0616
Fee: INMO members Free; €75 non-members.

Introduction to Clinical Audit
The aim of this one-day workshop is to introduce participants to the theory and practical application of clinical audit in Irish healthcare. It is designed to provide participants with the necessary skills to implement clinical audit in their practice and be able to deliver evidence of improved performance for safer and better care for patients. It also gives participants the tools to demonstrate a baseline of performance and how to monitor quality improvement over time and introduce quality control in the current and future regulatory environment.

Date: Mar 26, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Introduction to Palliative Care
This course will give an overview of the philosophy of end of life care, casting a wider net to include palliative care for conditions other than cancer. It will also cover the management of pain and of other distressing symptoms, spiritual pain and comfort measures in the last days of life, grief and loss.

Date: May 13, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Leg Ulcer Study Day
This workshop will enable practitioners to explore and analyse current theories and practice in relation to patients with leg ulcers. Aims include to: Distinguish between the different causes of ulceration and associated pathophysiology and relate to epidemiology, risk factors and assessment; Review the nurse’s role in assessment of patients with leg ulcers; Review the role of Doppler in the assessment of the lower limb; Appraise the evidence for compression therapy and relate this to current practice; Explore the impact of psychosocial issues relevant to managing patients with leg ulcers and suggest strategies to incorporate these within clinical practice; Explore the importance of the multidisciplinary team and the role of specialist clinics in the assessment and management of patients with leg ulcers.

Date: May 20, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Management of Patient with Tracheostomy
This one-day workshop will provide the participants with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to evaluate and manage the nursing care of a patient with a tracheostomy.

Date: May 13, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Management Skills for Clinical Nurses Managers and Staff Nurses
This course is aimed at equipping clinical nurse managers and staff nurses with management skills. Key topics include: management principles; decision making; team building; motivation of staff; and managing different skill mixes.

Date: May 15, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Nursing/Midwifery Documentation
This course is designed to help all nurses/midwives in any healthcare setting, examine the role and the importance of record-keeping. The particular type of records you keep will vary widely, but the principles of good record-keeping apply to anyone caring for patients or clients. The aim of the course is not to give complex theory about record-keeping, nor overwhelm with details. Rather, it is designed to help improve your practice by becoming more aware of the vital importance of good records.

Date: Mar 25, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Practical Skills in the Management of People with Diabetes
This one day course aims to provide nurses with the knowledge and confidence to deliver care to individuals with diabetes. It offers nurses a practical approach to diabetes, whether based in a community or hospital setting. It covers many theoretical aspects to diabetes, such as an explanation of the different types of diabetes, national and international guidelines, best practice, how to offer lifestyle advice to patients, as well as interactive workshops focused on blood glucose monitoring and injection technique. Other topics to be covered include treatment options in diabetes, understanding blood results, and dealing with the complications of diabetes.

Date: April 29, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management
The aim of this workshop is to enable the practitioner to analyse their current practice and identify knowledge, strategies and skills that will improve outcome and quality of care in relation to patients with, or at risk of, pressure ulceration.

Date: Mar 11, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Understanding Obesity and Weight Management
This one-day workshop aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the causes of obesity and the physiological principles involved in the onset of obesity and associated illnesses. Lifestyle treatment options such as dietary, exercise and behavioural interventions will be covered in depth, as well as non-pharmacological, pharmacological and surgical interventions. Participants will be equipped with the skills in the identification and measurement of obesity and weight issues with practical approaches to management. They will be able to implement the most effective ways of working to prevent and manage obesity in their current practice.

Date: April 28, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Wound Care Management
This one-day workshop will cover all aspects of wound management including the physiology, assessment, cleansing and management of wounds.

Date: April 29, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Nursing the Cardiac Patient
This one-day workshop is aimed at enhancing general nurses' knowledge of management of the cardiac patient. Topics covered in this one-day workshop include cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiovascular assessment, cardiac tests, medications, chest pain and heart failure.

Registration: 9.00am.
Time: 9.30am-4.00pm
Date: Mar 6, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

ECG Interpretation
This one-day workshop is aimed at enhancing general nurses' knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology. It will provide participants with knowledge of cardiac rhythms, rhythm analysis and ECG interpretation (It is advisable to do the workshop on March 6, 2014, Nursing The Cardiac Patient also).

Date: Mar 7, 2014.
Time: 9.30am-4.00pm
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Venue and times of workshops: Unless otherwise stated, courses listed are held at the Professional Development Centre. In order to better facilitate people attending workshops in the PDC, registration for most full-day workshops will take place at 9.45am and the courses will commence at 10.00am. Cancellation policy: In the event of unforeseen circumstances, a facilitator/trainer may be replaced by another suitably qualified person. Cancellation of any course must be given in writing at least seven days before the course begins. Fee will be refunded minus an administration charge. If a person cancels in less than seven days, no refund will be given. Receipts will be issued a week prior to course start date.

Professional Development Centre - Conferences Workshops and Seminar


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Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (Cumann Altrai agus Ban Cabhrach na hEireann). The Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7. T:+353 1 664 0600 E:inmo@inmo.ie