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Wednesday, February 21st 2007: 26th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Takes Place at RCSI Today

21 February 2007

Wednesday, February 21st 2007: 26th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Takes Place at RCSI Today

26th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) was officially opened today by legendary sports commentator Micheál O’Muircheartaigh. The conference, which will focus on research, wound management and infection control will run until Thursday, 22nd February 2007.

Entitled Information and Quality in Healthcare: Challenges for Nursing & Midwifery Research, Practice & Education into the Future’, it is expected to be attended by over 150 professionals in the field. Some of the many topics that will be discussed include nurse prescribing, whistle blowing and MRSA.



Pictured from l to r at the 26th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference at RCSI are Mr. Micheál O’Muircheartaigh; Ms. Eileen Maher, Dean of Faculty of Nursing, RCSI; Professor Gerald O’Sullivan, President of RCSI and Mr. Seamus Cowman, Professor of Nursing at RCSI and Head of Department at the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.

Examples of the findings from some of the many papers and posters that will be presented at the conference include:

  • Link between Mattress and Pillow Contamination and MRSA
  • Survey Reveals over 80% of nurses are concerned about the prescribing, duration and route of administration of antimicrobials.
  • More than 50% of Women Believe that more information should be provided prior to elective caesarean sections

The RCSI Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery was established on 30th October 1974. As one of the earliest and longest serving providers of nurse education in Ireland, the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery has ensured wide ranging and relevant programmes of education for nurses from a variety of clinical nursing specialities.

To view the programme please click here