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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Control

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Aim: To provide an up to date working knowledge of the general principles and best practice in infection prevention and control Course Outline: This course gives a basic understanding of microbiology and shows clearly how infections spread directly and indirectly.  A comprehensive overview of standard and transmission based precautions is provided. UV Light Box to highlight importance of Hand Hygiene followed by individual demonstrations. Use of personal  protective equipment. Health and safety and risk management  issues in infection control. Overview…

Venepuncture and Cannulation Skills

February 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Aims: This course aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of nurses in the area of Venepuncture and Cannulation and to provide a structured approach to safe and efficient practice in inserting an intravenous cannula and in obtaining blood specimens from adult patients. It is based on the National Framework of Venepuncture and Cannulation, (HSE 2010). Course Content: It includes a review of the Scope of Practice in Nursing. It provides a comprehensive overview of the key principles for venepuncture…

Male Catheterisation and Suprapubic Re-Catheterisation

February 4 @ 9:30 am

Male Catheterisation and Suprapubic Re-Catheterisation Study Days. Aims: The aim of this program is to provide the skills and training necessary for safe and effective catheterisation of the male/female patient as well as the suprapubic re-catheterisation of clients where necessary. Course Content: Introduction and overview of scope of practice as it pertains to Male Catheterisation and Suprapubic Re-Catheterisation. Comprehensive overview of anatomy of male genito-urinary system. Review of best practice guidelines in catheter care and management. Principles and Practice of…

Adult & Paediatric Tracheostomy Care

February 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tracheostomy Care Study Day Aim: This course aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of nurses in the area of Tracheostomy Care and to provide a structured approach to safe and efficient practice in providing skilled and holistic care to your clients. It is based on national best practice guidelines. Course Content: It provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the airway and mechanism of swallowing. It follows a multidisciplinary approach to caring for a patient with a…

Intravenous Medication Management, Drug Administration

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Aims: The aim of this study day is to provide nurses with the theory and didactic components of intravenous drug administration in the clinical setting. Course Content: The Scope of Nursing Practice and the main principles of Intravenous Drug Administration. Focus on infection control. Discussion of hemovigilance issues, pharmacological principles, bolus, intermittent and continuous infusions. An overview of the competency record provided. Objectives: This course prepares nurses to safely and effectively administer Intravenous medications utilising a competency assessment framework to…

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