Foundation Course for RGN’s Working in Residential Care Homes

Dates:

08th, 15th and 22nd April 2020

Time:

Day 1  08:30 to 16:30
Day 2  08:30 to 16:30
Day 3  08:30 to 16:30

Eligible to Attend:

Registered Nurses

Fee:

Day 1 €85.00
Day 2 €85.00
Day 3 €85.00
Days 1, 2 & 3 €160

Aim:

A three day programme to provide RGN’s with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of core clinical skills to meet the needs of persons in residential care.

Topics Covered:

Day 1:
– Male Catheterisation and Venepuncture
– Dementia
– Frailty

Day 2:
– Administration of subcutaneous fluids
– Polypharmacy
– Palliative Care

Day 3:
– Wound Care
– Long Term Conditions

At the end of the programme participants will:

  • gain an insight into palliative care principles and how they can be applied to practice.
  • provide the nurse with up to date evidence based knowledge, skills and theoretical competencies to safely and successfully carry out venepuncture, maleurethral and suprapubic catheterisation and administration of sub cut fluids to adult patients.
  • understand assessment, treatment and management of woulds including palliative wounds, leg ulcers and fungating wounds.
  • gain increased knowledge of long-term conditions specifically heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cerebrovascular accident.
  • Enhance their knowledge of holistic care and relevant issues when caring for an older person with dementia and psychological and behavioural symptoms.
  • An overview of polypharmacy, its impact management in the older person.

Accreditation/CPD: Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) have been applied for from An Bord Altranais Cnaimhseachais  na hEireann (The Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland).

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