1. Innovative Approaches to managing behaviour that challenges (5.5 NMBI CEU's)

 

 

2. Innovative approached to understanding Dementia Care (5.5 NMBI CEU's)

 

3. Infection control ( 3 NMBI CEU's)

 

1. Innovative approaches to managing behaviour that challenges

On completion of this programme it is anticipated that registered nurses who attend:

  • Will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the various definitions of behaviours that challenge as well as the underlying causes of same
  • Will have gained insight and understanding of key theoretical frameworks which underpin best practice models of behaviours that challenge identification  and management in ways that promote personhood and dignity of the person displaying such behaviours
  • Will have participated in discussions to identify participants constructs in relation to behaviours that challenge and explored the physical, social, emotional, recreational and spiritual needs of people who reside in nursing homes and have a history of behaviours that challenge
  • Will have participated in group work emanating from analysis of case studies
  • Will have explored their own roles as nurses who advance holistic responses to complex needs of service users adopting a range of strategies and best practice in care delivery in line with local policy and procedures in this regard

 

2. Innovative approaches to understanding Dementia Care

On completion of this programme it is anticipated that registered nurses who attend:

  • Will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the definitions of dementia and describe the different stages of disease progression.
  • Will be able to describe the various causes of Alzheimers Disease
  • Will have gained insight and understanding of key theoretical frameworks which underpin best practice models of dementia care which promote personhood and use of biographical/narrative approaches.
  • Will have participated in discussions in relation to providing holistic responses to the physical, social, emotional, environmental recreational and spiritual needs of people who reside in nursing homes and have a diagnosis of dementia.
  • Will have participated in group work emanating from analysis of case studies.
  • Will have explored their own roles as nurses who advance holistic responses to the complex needs of service users
  • Will have adopted a range of strategies and models of best practice in care delivery

 

3. Infection Control

On completion of this programme it is anticipated that registered nurses who attend will be able

  • To demonstrate knowledge of various  definitions of infection
  • Describe how infection spreads as well as its impact on the body’s various systems and organs
  • Differentiate between bacteria and virus
  • Describe the conditions for bacterial growth
  • Distinguish between some common infections and will have discussed signs, symptoms and treatment for same
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of super bugs e.g.
    • Clostridium Difficle (C Diff), Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Noro Virus
  • Describe who is at risk of MRSA, C Diff, Noro Virus and Legionnaires Disease
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and best practice standards in controlling Legionnaires Disease in the nursing home setting
  • Demonstrate the competencies, skills knowledge, behaviours and attitudes that enhance the prevention of infection.  These include :
    • Correct hand washing, wearing protective PPE and correct disposal of same,
    • Correct waste disposal, good housekeeping, proper cleaning of all equipment and Hazard Analysis Critical Control points (HACCP) in all kitchen areas
  • Apply the principles of universal standards precautions to promote the safety, health and wellbeing of residents, staff and visitors
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of signs and symptoms of infections and the responses needed to same
  • To Follow waste management and disposal guidelines as per local policy & procedures in the nursing home environment and manage/support work flow patterns in line with best practice
  • Describe healthcare waste management protocols and practices as per legislative requirements
  • Demonstrate skills, knowledge and behaviours that follow best practice guidelines for "sharps" in the nursing home environment and demonstarte their understanding of their responsibilities in managing health & safety hazard