Friday, September 26, 2014

Celebrate Nurses Week 2014

Plans are underway at NMBI for our second Nurses Week which will take place from October 6-10 2014.   In a survey we conducted last year on the public’s knowledge of nursing, we asked them how important certain attributes were to the nursing profession.

Patient ‘Emily’ shows why national children’s hospital is badly needed

Make it happen. That would sum up most people’s view of the long-running national children’s hospital saga, which has already cost the taxpayer almost €40 million without a single brick being laid.
The reason we so badly need a state-of-the-art children’s hospital was aptly illustrated at yesterday’s launch of the design team by the case of Emily, a six-year-old (admittedly fictional) patient with a brain tumour.

What exactly is willpower and how do you sustain it?

This week the healthy town project has been focusing on breaking bad habits, but how do you break a bad habit? Give up smoking? Cut down on drinking? Or start taking regular exercise?
If you decide to embark on any of these life-altering paths, you will need willpower. But what exactly is willpower? Can you develop it? And more importantly can you sustain it?
Psychologist Frank Ryan who has written a book on the subject certainly believes so.

Education of Advance Health Care Directives Required by Nurses

The knowledge gaps related to advance health care directives (AHCDs) can be overcome with an educational program for nurses. This will help to ensure patients' wishes for care at the end of life are known and respected, reports a paper in the October/December Journal of Christian Nursing, official journal of the Nurses Christian Fellowship. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NPIRS - HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster Bulletin 2013

This bulletin is a synopsis of data from the National Psychiatric In-patient Reporting System (NPIRS) for 2013, which is reported in the Activities of Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals 2013 (Daly and Walsh in press).

NPIRS - HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster Bulletin 2013

NPIRS - HSE Dublin North-East Bulletin 2013

NPIRS - HSE South Bulletin 2013

NPIRS - HSE West Bulletin 2013

Midwifery Consultation Process

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) is currently reviewing the ‘Practice Standards for Midwives’.
The project is currently underway and the next phase will be the consultation process scheduled to take place around the country throughout the month of September 2014 at the following venues:
Wednesday 10th September: University College Cork 
Thursday 11th September: University of Limerick 
Tuesday 16th September: National University of Ireland, Galway 
Thursday 18th September: Dundalk Institute of Technology 
Tuesday 23rd September: Trinity College Dublin 
Thursday 25th September: University College Dublin

#RNchat on Patient Education

Patient education is something we often talk about in nursing, and regularly do during the normal care of our day. The challenge is that time is often short, and patients do not always retain the information the first time. 
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Varadkar signals change to graduate nurse scheme

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he is open to making changes to the graduate nurse scheme to stem rising emigration in the profession.
Mr Varadkar said money wasn’t the only issue and he hoped to come up with creative ways to make the scheme more attractive to young nurses.

Athlone IT Nursing & Health Science Building