Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Neonatal Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit

This CPD programme provides registered nurses and midwives with evidenced informed knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of neonatal palliative care in the intensive care unit setting. The content will focus on practical issues relating to neonatal palliative care and identify interventions which may assist the infant/child and their families.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of providing ‘comfort’ or palliative care to neonates and their families in the intensive care unit.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to communicating with parents and delivery of palliative care to neonates in the intensive care unit.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:
  • Critically discuss the type of infants in need of specialised comfort or palliative care.
  • Critically discuss the theory, principles and rationale for delivering palliative care to neonates and their families.
  • Critically discuss effective communication and the need for sensitively in dealing with parents and families when breaking bad news and when providing palliative care.
  • Critically discuss the ethical issues surrounding decision making in end of life care and demonstrate partnership in care with parents.
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