Professional Development Centre - Conferences Workshops and Seminars

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:

Information on all courses is also available on our website

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

Safe Practice and Legal Issues
The following legal workshops will be facilitated by Olwyn McWeeney, MG BCH BAO LLB, Lecturer in Health, Barrister at Law, and will focus on the following areas:

Date: March 12, 2013 (Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin), 2.00pm-5.00pm; April 17, 2013 (South Court Hotel, Raheen, Co Limerick), 2.15pm-5.15pm;
Fee: INMO members FREE; €75 non-members

PLACES MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE by contacting Helen on 01 664 0616 or Email:

For further information see our website

Assertion Training – The Eight Step Approach To Healthy Self-Assertion
Learning to be assertive is an important part of self-development and can help replace passivity and dependent behaviours with behaviours that will increase personal effectiveness in all areas of life. Assertion training can help people to gain greater selfconfidence and control over their lives. This course is designed to help people to discover what they want in life and then how to generate their own solutions to achieve what they want.

Date: April 16, 2013.
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: March 14, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot – Short Wound Care Course
This module aims to broaden participants’ knowledge and understanding of the assessment and management of diabetic foot complications and associated diseases, and to evaluate strategies to promote effective inter-professional collaborative working for patients with diabetic foot complications. Participants will have knowledge of the:

Date: Mar 12; May 30 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Assessment and Management of the Patient with Respiratory Conditions
This one-day programme is aimed at nurses managing adult patients with respiratory disorders. It is designed to update and enhance their knowledge and increase their confidence when nursing this group of patients. The content includes knowledge and skills on key nursing priorities.

Date: March 7; July 11, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

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: June 27, 2013.
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. The course is 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: March 21; April 25, 2013. Registration: 9.00am. Time: 9.15am-4.00pm.
Fee: €145 members; €195 non-members (including cost of book and light lunch)

Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs) Training Programme
This programme is designed to assist nurses/managers in understanding the concept of clinical care programmes currently being developed by the HSE Quality and Clinical Care Directorate in areas such as asthma, acute medicines, epilepsy and emergency care. Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs) are a vehicle through which the care programmes may be realised.

Date: June 12, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Interview Skills
This one-day new training course focuses on increasing the confidence and effectiveness of participants in a selection interview situation. The aim of this course is to develop the awareness, knowledge, skills and confidence of the delegates concerned in the very important process of recruitment and selection interviewing.

Date: Mar 15, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 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 6; May 21, 2013.
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 with dementia in their care. This interactive day, inclusive of case studies, dvd analysis and group work, aims to enhance participants’ knowledge while providing practical strategies in promoting a ersoncentred approach to caring for a person with dementia. Topics include: introduction to dementia, recognising the impact of environment on a person with dementia, identifying and responding to changes in behaviour creatively within your setting. The impact and progression of dementia relating to the person, their families and healthcare workers will be outlined in tandem with strategies to enhance quality of life for the team in your setting.

Date: April 17 2013.
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 and, of course, their significant others. Nursing care 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: March 28, 2013.
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. Topics include:

Date: Mar 7; June 13, 2013.
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. Feedback so far has been excellent.Comments from those who attended included: “it was excellent, very informative and relevant”; “I feel it should be mandatory for every nurse/midwife to attend.”

Dates: March 6 – Dean Maxwell Community Nursing Unit, Roscrea; March 8 – Peamount Hospital, Dublin; March 12 – Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown; March 19 – Tallaght Hospital; March 20 – St James Hospital, Dublin; March 22 – Cavan General Hospital; March 26 – INMO Cork office; March 27 – GMIT, Castlebar; April 18 – Clarion Hotel, Lucan, Dublin; April 22 – St Camillus Hospital, Limerick; April 24 – Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise; April 26 – Sacred Heart Hospital Roscommon; May 20 – Maritime Hotel Bantry; May 27 – Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore

More dates and venues are available on our website

For further information call 01 664 0641/16
Fee: INMO members Free; €75 non-members.

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

Date: June 13, 2013.
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. The objectives of the course are to:

Date: May 9, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Recognising Pregnancy Complications
Pregnancy-related complications can range anywhere from mild to moderate to life-threatening problems. The midwife’s role has always been paramount in recognising early signs which can easily be missed in busy antenatal clinics and wards. This one-day workshop will prepare midwives to listen to women’s concerns with a special focus on recognising those warning signs. This workshop is of extra benefit to new entrants to the midwifery profession. Some of the topics covered on the day will include:

Date: April 17, 2013.
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, 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 also be able to implement the most effective ways of working to prevent and manage obesity in their current practice.

Date: June 19, 2013.
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 11; June 20, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

New Courses 2013

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: May 13, 2013.
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 May 13, 2013, Nursing The Cardiac Patient also).

Date: May 14, 2013. Time: 9.30am-4.00pm
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Early Warning Score and Associated Education Programme
The INMO has agreed with the HSE to hold 20 workshops on behalf of the HSE Nursing Services Unit over the next 10 months to update nurses and teach them how to use the early warning scoring system. This Train the Trainer education programme recommended by the HSE is the COMPASS programme.

Further information is available on

To book a place contact: 01 664 0642 or Email:

Venue: Professional Development Centre, INMO

Dates: April 15, 2013. (More dates available on

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 Seminars


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