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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.

Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot
This programme will support professional decision making of nursing staff who care for patients with, or who, are at risk of diabetic foot. It ensures that nurses/midwives use evidencebased practice to ensure patients’ needs are met. It allows nurses/midwives to ensure they are competent and working within their scope of practice in accordance with their Code of Professional Conduct.

Date: July 8, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Assertion Skills
This course is designed to help nurses and midwives to understand themselves in various situations and also to enable individuals to generate their own solutions to achieve what they want.

Date: Sept 22, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 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: Sept 10, 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 hospital setting with the knowledge to manage patients with respiratory conditions. This is necessary as 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 course will provide the skills and knowledge required to carry out respiratory assessment and recognise compromised respiratory function.

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

Best Practice in Medication Management
This programme has been developed to support nurses in providing safe evidenced-based practice in the area of medication management. It supports nurses/midwives by ensuring that they are up to date and meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and HIQA in the area of medication management.

Date: July 9, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Diabetes Management in Care of the Elderly
This workshop is aimed at general nurses with background knowledge of diabetes and who work in a care of the older person setting. This workshop provides an overview of diabetes and how it affects the body. Patient education needs are considered, as well as educational strategies to address these needs. Current best practice in diabetes care will be reviewed. In addition, strategies for evaluation of care planning, the challenges of nursing those who are elderly and who have diabetes, medication management, blood glucose management, complications and diabetic emergencies will also be discussed.

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

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
The aim of this workshop is to outline the legal and professional requirements for end of life care in designated centres and to identify how to apply this to practice, so as to provide effective, evidence-based care to residents. HIQA standards, regulations and guidance will be used to prepare participants for thematic inspections.

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

Food and Nutrition Thematic Inspections
This course is aimed at nurses working in residential care settings for older people. It aims to enable participants to implement national standards, regulations and professional guidance for meeting residents’ food and nutrition needs. During the course participants will learn how to apply these standards and regulations to assessment, care planning and monitoring of resident’s nutritional needs.

Date: July 23, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Facilitation Skills, Behavioural Interventions and Motivational Coaching for Nurses and Midwives
This interactive course aims to equip nurses and midwives with the skills they require to educate patients and others. It provides the knowledge, skills and confidence to facilitate certain types of health behaviours in the promotion of good health. It outlines the principles of adult learning and helps participants to identify their own learning styles and those of others. Sessions on effective communications, listening, assessing and evaluating will be facilitated throughout the day.

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

Falls: Prevention, Management and Review
The purpose of this programme is to promote a consistent approach to falls reduction for older people through assessment, individualised care planning and post-falls review. It promotes excellence amongst nurses who provide care to the patients at risk of falls, informed by current evidence. The main aim is to assist nurses to identify those patients or residents who are at risk of falls and to reduce that risk by providing knowledge on falls reduction techniques, ultimately improving patient safety and minimising injuries in the older population.

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

Healthcare Provider CPR & AED
This Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) course provides the information, rationale and practical skills training for the 2010 CPR and ECC guidelines. Nurses and midwives are required to adhere to the two-year certification period for both basic and advanced life support, as recommended by International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation as the best practice standard. 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: June 24; July 17, 2014.
Registration: 9.00am.
Time: 9.15am-4.00pm.
Fee: €125 members; €195 non-members (including cost of book and light lunch)

Introduction to Clinical Audit
This one-day course is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills to implement clinical audit in their practice and to be able to deliver evidence of improved performance for safer and better care for patients. Participants will be provided with an overview of clinical audit and be taught about each stage in the clinical audit cycle – topic selection, standards development, data collection, data analysis, reporting, implementing changes and re-audit.

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

Introduction to Dementia Care
This one-day programme is designed to enhance the healthcare practitioner’s knowledge, strategies and skills that will improve quality of life for clients in their care with dementia. This interactive day, inclusive of case studies, DVD analysis and group work aims to enhance the participant’s knowledge, while providing practical strategies in promoting a person-centred approach to caring for a person with dementia. The philosophy underpinning this course values the concept of positive ageing and the unique individual characteristics of patients with dementia. The course seeks to validate this through the development of expert nursing to meet the complex needs of people with dementia in a variety of care settings.

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

Introduction to Palliative Care
This one-day course will introduce participants to the basic concepts of palliative care – caring for people suffering from a terminal illness as well their families. The course will focus on physical, psychosocial and philosophical aspects of palliative care. Specifically, the ethos of palliative care, symptom control and psychological care will be examined.

Date: July 30, 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 the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Category 1 Approved by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) = 4 CEUs

Dates: June 3 – Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny; June 4 – GMIT, Castlebar; June 6 – Whites Hotel, Wexford; June 18 – St Patrick’s Centre, Kells; June 20 – Kerry General Hospital; June 23 – Cregg House, Sligo; June 25 – Glasshouse, Sligo; 26 June – Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny

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.

Leg Ulcer Study Day
This study day provides participants with information to best inform their practice in accordance with patients’ needs. Participants will learn to distinguish between the different causes of ulceration and associated pathophysiology and relate to epidemiology, risk factors and assessment. The study day provides participants with continuing professional development to ensure that their practice is founded in the latest research and guidance as per the Health Service Executive’s National Best Practice and Evidence-Based Guidelines for Wound Management.

Date: Sept 23, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Management Skills for Clinical Nurses Managers and Staff Nurses
This course is focused on the key competencies required for ward managers to be effective in their roles as leaders and managers in healthcare delivery. Clinical managers perform both managerial and leadership functions in order to provide effective healthcare delivery to patients. For this reason, this workshop explores both management and leadership functions and how these are applied in practice so as to promote quality and safety of care. It also highlights the importance of the role of ward manager in leading a team and its role in both national and international initiatives aimed at improving care.

Date: Sept 23, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
This one-day programme is designed to assist staff to provide the best care, safety and security for staff working in healthcare environments. The programme identifies behaviours that contribute to the development of a crisis and outlines appropriate staff intervention for each response. It also identifies verbal and non-verbal techniques to de-escalate behaviour. In addition, the course outlines break-away techniques that can be adopted in a physical crisis situation while maintaining the care, welfare, safety and security of clients and staff. It also helps participants to identify the triggers and patterns of behaviour and, therefore, develop a person-centred care plan and a consistent approach in order to prevent the behaviour from reoccurring.

Date: July 16, 2014.
Registration: 9.15am.
Time: 9.15am-4.15pm.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Nursing Management of Diabetes Complications
This one-day workshop aims to equip nurses/midwives who care for people with diabetes with the knowledge, skills and evidence base regarding diabetes complications. Both macrovascular and microvascular complications will be covered as well as lesser known complications. Risk assessment, screening tools, lifestyle management, optimising glycaemic control, treatments and nursing management will also be explored.

Date: July 17, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management
This course provides an informal learning environment for nurses/ midwives to broaden their knowledge and understanding of pressure ulcer wound assessment and management. It allows participants to ensure professional competency in pressure ulcers, it also provides participants with continuing professional development to ensure that their best practice is founded in the latest research and guidance as per the Health Service Executive’s National Best Practice and Evidence-Based Guidelines for Wound Management.

Date: June 24, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Principles and Practices of Infection Control
This study day has been developed in response to the many challenges nurses/midwives face regarding infection control. It is suitable for nurses/midwives working in acute care and community care settings. It is mandatory in most settings that staff attend hand hygiene sessions and maintain up-to-date knowledge of new trends in infection control. It is hoped that this training programme will contribute to the successful fight against the spread of infection by providing current evidencebased knowledge and information to nurses/midwives.

Date: Sept 24, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Recognising and Responding to Elder Abuse
This course is designed to assist nurses to gain knowledge in recognising, responding and reporting of elder abuse. It provides definitions of the various types of elder abuse and educates staff on how to recognise the signs of elder abuse and poor care practices that may be occurring. It will also inform staff of the correct actions to take if they discover or suspect elder abuse.

Date: June 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 knowledge of 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 on the day, as well as non-pharmacological, pharmacological and surgical interventions.

Date: Sept 18, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Wound Care Management
This programme will allow participants to ensure professional competency in the area of wounds. Furthermore, it will provide participants with continuing professional development to ensure that their practice is founded in the latest research and guidance as per the Health Service Executive National best practice and evidence-based guidelines for wound management.

Date: June 17, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Nursing the Cardiac Patient
This study day provides a forum to update nurses on national and international trends in the holistic management of patients with cardiac disease. A particular focus on the day is to ensure that presentations are based on current evidence-based practices within the field of cardiology. The day is designed to examine new developments in cardiac nursing, particularly in the area of medications and chronic heart failure. This reflects the diversity of, and challenge in, providing quality care which is individualised to cardiac patients.

Registration: 9.00am.
Time: 9.30am-4.00pm
Date: July 24, 2014.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

ECG Interpretation
This one-day workshop is aimed at enhancing the general nurse’s 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 July 24, 2014, Nursing The Cardiac Patient also).

Date: July 25, 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.

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