Professional Development Centre - Conferences Workshops and Seminars

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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)

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 Early identification of sepsis and the implementation of appropriate interventions in a timely manner can improve patient outcome. This study day is designed to broaden the nurse’s knowledge and understanding of the:

Date: July 2, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

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: Sept 25, 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: July 3, 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: May 30 2013.
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. 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 study day aims to 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: 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 26, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Breast Cancer Therapy, Side-Effects and Management
This study day is designed to provide nurses from the acute hospital setting with the knowledge to effectively manage breast cancer patients throughout their cancer treatment trajectory. Topics include: Understanding mechanism of action of each breast cancer treatment modality; Enhancing participant’s knowledge of chemotherapy/targeted therapy/hormonal therapy/radiotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer; Review the nurse’s role in assessment of patients undergoing breast cancer treatment; Assessment and management of the main side effects of breast cancer treatments; Explore the psychosocial issues that are relevant to patients with breast cancer.

Date: Sept 19, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Effective Decision Making
The aim of the workshop is to enable participants to enhance their decision making and problem-solving skills by using a systematic approach. Objectives include the:

Date: June 18, 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: June 6, 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: Sept 10, 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: 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 personcentred 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: Sept 11, 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.

Dates: May 7 – Orthopaedic Hospital, Clontarf; May 14 – Louth County Hospital; May 15 – Waterford Regional Hospital; May 16 – INMO Limerick office; May 20 – Bantry Maritime Hotel; May 22 – Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar; May 27 – Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore; June 13 – Orthopaedic Hospital, Clontarf; June 17 – Bon Secours Hospital, Glasnevin; June 24 - GMIOT, Castlebar; June 27 – Wexford General Hospital

More dates and venues are available on our website

To book a place please email or call 01 664 0616
Fee: INMO members Free; €75 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. The 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 that are 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: June 13, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Management of Patient with Tracheostomy
This one-day interactive 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: June 13, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Pain Management
This programme provides a comprehensive approach to assessment and management of pain in elderly care settings. It focuses on pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods and includes an overview of the ASK and LISTEN Approach. It discusses pain types, effective approaches and explores pain assessment tools. It provides an overview of the psychological consequences of unresolved pain and looks at use of the WHO three-step pain ladder. The concept of ‘total pain’ is explored. Spiritual or ‘soul pain’ is part of the discussion around advanced cancer pain.

Date: June 27, 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.

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. The workshop is of extra benefit to new entrants to the midwifery profession.

Date: Sept 19, 2013.
Fee: €80 members; €140 non-members

Suicide Awareness for Nurses
The aim of this programme is to heighten awareness of suicidal thoughts and behaviour and to introduce nurses from all backgrounds to suicide first aid intervention skills, to explore their own ideas and beliefs about suicide, and to hear the views of others. It also aims to develop skills that can be used to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is based on the Suicide Assist Programme directives.

Date: June 25, 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: June 20, 2013.
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: 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: May 27; June 24, 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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