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

A HealthCare Industry Representative Credentialing Programme

Faculty of Nursing & MidwiferyIMSTA

This bespoke blended-learning credentialing education programme is designed to provide healthcare industry representatives (HCIRs) entering healthcare facilities for the purpose of conducting business, with knowledge regarding the key principles relating to patient health, safety and confidentiality, ensuring health services that industry employees are competent and appropriately qualified for the roles they perform and provide evidence confirming this fact.

Programme aims

  • To enhance the standards of training for HCIRs visiting healthcare organisations.
  • To provide assurance to health service and hospital staff that HCIRs have appropriate training.
  • To support public and private health service providers fulfill their duty of care to protect patients and ensure safe outcomes.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this programme, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the complexity of healthcare, the environment and the safety agenda.
  • Critically discuss the issues of consent, privacy, confidentiality, dignity and codes of conduct.
  • Critically discuss the role of infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.
  • Critically discuss hazards in healthcare settings (biological, physical, psychosocial and chemical).

Start date
  • Friday, 10 November 2017 (9am-1.30pm) in RCSI, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
  • Wednesday, 17 January 2018 (9am-1.30pm) in RCSI, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
Requirements prior to acceptance on the programme
  1. Download and complete the following Employer Verification Form. This form contains a section, which must be completed by the employer, signed, and dated.
  2. Pay the programme fee. This can be done here. On completion of this step, a receipt with a transaction number is issued.
  3. Email a copy of the completed Employer Verification Form, a copy of the receipt for payment and your name and contact details to referencing 'HCIR Programme' and your preferred course date in the email subject line. 
Fee €100 per participant
Further information

Further information is available from:

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI. 

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