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

Care Planning and Documentation for Nurses and Midwives Working in Community

This short programme aims to provide registered nurses and midwives with evidenced informed knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of care planning and documentation in community settings. The content will focus on the legal, ethical and professional accountability requirements for nurses and midwives.

Please note: The Institute of Community Health Nursing has a formal collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Research Matters Ltd.

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 care planning and documentation in community nursing.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to care planning and documentation in community nursing.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the professional role of nurses and midwives in documentation and record keeping taking account of legal, ethical and professional issues pertinent to the client, NMBI, HSE and HIQA.
  • Critically analyse the impact of documentation on care planning in terms of continuity of care, safety, quality care and compliance.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of how to create and maintain accurate, factual and clear clinical records.
  • Demonstrate enhanced skills in report writing.
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