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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Implementation of a Critical Care Nurse Career Pathway

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Implementation of a Critical Care Nurse Career Pathway
Authors: Derek Cribbin , Una Quill, Michael Power
Abstract
The aim of this organisational development project is to put in place an implementable plan for the delivery of a standardised critical

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: The National Patient Experience Survey in Ireland: developing a national survey instrument

By Admin / October 17, 2017

The National Patient Experience Survey in Ireland: developing a national survey instrument
Authors: Rachel Flynn , Tracy O’Carroll, Tessy Huss, June Boulger, Jude Cogrove, Donnacha O’Ceallaigh, Tina Boland
Abstract
There has been rapid expansion in t

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Facilitating Development of Education Resources for Intellectual Disability Services through a Community of Practice

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Facilitating Development of Education Resources for Intellectual Disability Services through a Community of Practice
Authors: Daragh Rodger , Lorraine Ledger, Anne Spencer
Abstract
According to the The Irish LongituDinal study on Ageing (TILDA) Intel

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Flexible Assertive Community Treatment

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Flexible Assertive Community Treatment
Authors: Denis Long , Colm Herlihy, John Kelleher, Ned Kelly, Martin Lawlor
Abstract
Background: Carraig Mor Psychiatric Intensive care unit has developed a Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) approach

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Development Integrated Model of Care for Neurology Services in Ireland

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Development Integrated Model of Care for Neurology Services in Ireland
Authors: Edina O’Driscoll , Tim Lynch
Abstract
Introduction: To develop a Model of Care for Neurology which would provide a framework for neurology services using international be

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Improving Communication with General Practitioners post ST elevation Myocardial Infarction

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Improving Communication with General Practitioners post ST elevation Myocardial Infarction
Authors: JJ Coughlan , Conor Hickie, Barbara Gorna, Ross Murphy
Abstract
Introduction: Coronary artery disease remains one of the leading causes of death world

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: A National Frailty Education Programme

By Admin / October 17, 2017

A National Frailty Education Programme
Authors: Deirdre Lang , Carmel Hoey, Diarmuid O’Shea, Helen Whitty
Abstract
Rationale for Training: Population ageing is occurring rapidly and between 2015 and 2050, the number of people aged 60 years and older

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Hepcheck Dublin: Homeless, Hep C & Competing Priorities

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Hepcheck Dublin: Homeless, Hep C & Competing Priorities
Authors: John S. Lambert , Carol Murphy, Dee S. Menezes, Walter Cullen, Tina McHugh, Austin O’Carroll
Abstract
Background and Aims: The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of chronic live

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Supporting Stroke Survivors in Roscommon

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Supporting Stroke Survivors in Roscommon
Authors: Colette Gill , Maura Lawless, Gerard O’Mara, Chris Macey, Niamh Dunning, Ruth Dwyer, Treasa Marrinan
Abstract
Introduction: A stroke can have devastating effects for the person themselves and their fa

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: An evaluation of the prevalence of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in a Cardiac Rehabilitation nurse led PCI clinic at University Hospital Limerick

By Admin / October 17, 2017

An evaluation of the prevalence of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in a Cardiac Rehabilitation nurse led PCI clinic at University Hospital Limerick
Authors: Ciara Cahill , Catriona Ahern, Kirsten Mannix
Abstract
Introduction: It is estimated that there are

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Healthcare Evaluation

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Healthcare Evaluation
Authors: Helena Ann Ferris , Audrey Devaney
Abstract
The landscape of healthcare delivery is continuously evolving. An appropriate use of research and evaluation is key when assessing not only the need for change but also when i

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Developing a National Patient Transfer Letter for use by both the Nursing Home (NH) & Acute Hospital (AH) Sectors

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Developing a National Patient Transfer Letter for use by both the Nursing Home (NH) & Acute Hospital (AH) Sectors
Authors: Jonathon O’Keeffe , Jean Barber, Deirdre Lang, JJ Barry, Graham Hughes, Diarmuid O’Shea
Abstract
Background: This project was i

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework: person-centred care in the addiction services

By Admin / October 17, 2017

National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework: person-centred care in the addiction services
Author: Aoife Davey
Abstract
Introduction: The National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework (2010) is a framework through which service providers can ensure that indiv

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Overview of a Home Enteral Nutrition Service in North Dublin

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Overview of a Home Enteral Nutrition Service in North Dublin
Authors: Niamh Maher , Tara O’Riordan, Helga Gerlitz
Abstract
Introduction: Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) positively impacts on quality of life and reduces healthcare costs through a reduct

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Health Atlas Ireland – Resource Profiler

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Health Atlas Ireland – Resource Profiler
Authors: Howard Johnson , Ian Folan, Mel McIntyre, Dougie Beaton
Abstract
Introduction: The Resource Profiler informs decisions about meeting local health needs. The available local health resource (such as st

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Patient and family/carer experiences of their involvement in a regional quality improvement collaborative utilizing the SSKIN care bundle

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Patient and family/carer experiences of their involvement in a regional quality improvement collaborative utilizing the SSKIN care bundle
Authors: Emma Fleming , Zena Moore, Sarah Condell
Abstract
Introduction: In Ireland, a regional quality improvem

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Physiotherapy Health Promotion through Brief Interventions

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Physiotherapy Health Promotion through Brief Interventions
Author: Fiona Gilliland
Abstract
Objectives: A Healthy Lifestyle in Primary Care Group was established in November 2015 comprising 9 staff from Cavan/Monaghan Primary Care Physiotherapy Serv

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Implementing new ways of working to reduce the risk of falls among older people: an evaluation of community-based falls risk assessment clinics

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Implementing new ways of working to reduce the risk of falls among older people: an evaluation of community-based falls risk assessment clinics
Authors: Sheena McHugh , Olivia Wall, Finola Cronin, Orla Hosford, Rosemary Murphy, Suzanne Timmons, Patri

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Rehabilitation without walls

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Rehabilitation without walls
Authors: Edina O’Driscoll , Anne O’Loughlin, Ghyslaine Brophy, Amanda Carty
Abstract
Introduction & Description: The NRH Paediatric Programme was reviewed within the context of the decision to maintain complex paediatric

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Ensuring the Best Start in life through integration

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Ensuring the Best Start in life through integration
Authors: Phil Jennings , Caroline Mason Mohan, Carmel Jennings
Abstract
Using integration to strengthen the National Healthy Childhood Programme

Introduction: The HSE Healthy Ireland in the Health

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Information When and Where Needed for Safe and Effective Integrated Care

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Information When and Where Needed for Safe and Effective Integrated Care
Authors: Mary Fitzsimons , Kevin Power, Maire White, Gianpiero Cavalleri, Brendan Dunleavey, Norman Delanty, Colin Doherty, Mark McCormack, Richard Corbridge
Abstract
Introducti

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: The Patient Narrative Project – Phase One

By Admin / October 17, 2017

The Patient Narrative Project – Phase One
Authors: Derick Mitchell , Clare Hudson, Tomas Carroll, Ava Battles, John Church, Anne Lawlor, Jason Last, Clare Duffy, Anne McFarlane, Claire Kinneavy, Catherine Darker, Gaye Stephens
Abstract
In 2012 the Ir

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Co-designing a Systematic Approach to improving care for Frail Older Patients

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Co-designing a Systematic Approach to improving care for Frail Older Patients
Authors: Marie Therese Cooney , Diarmuid O’Shea, Éidín Ní Shé, Mary McCarthy, Deirdre O’Donnell, Eilish McAuliffe, Nigel Slater, Orla Collins, Graham Hughes, Lisa Cogan, Em

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: A retrospective audit of the ‘Back in Motion Programme’: A stratified group based, physiotherapy programme for patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

By Admin / October 17, 2017

A retrospective audit of the ‘Back in Motion Programme’: A stratified group based, physiotherapy programme for patients with Chronic Low Back Pain
Authors: Sarah McShane , Ulrik McCarthy, Dervila Danaher, Dearbhaile Flanagan
Abstract
Background: Low

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: A Longitudinal Study of Delirium Motor Subtypes in Elderly Medical Inpatients

By Admin / October 17, 2017

A Longitudinal Study of Delirium Motor Subtypes in Elderly Medical Inpatients
Authors: Vincent Melvin , David Meagher, Geraldine Mc Carthy, Dimitrios Adamis
Abstract
Introduction: Delirium is a common syndrome with considerable clinical heterogeneity

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Implementation of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS)

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Implementation of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS)
Authors: Gary Steven Norman , Aisling Heffernan
Abstract
Permanent childhood hearing impairment (PCHI) is the commonest birth condition with a prevalence of 1-3/1000. This rises to 10/1000

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Improving GP access to U/S – a multidimensional approach in collaboration with the Primary Care Division

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Improving GP access to U/S – a multidimensional approach in collaboration with the Primary Care Division
Authors: Peter V Kavanagh , Aisling Heffernan, David Hanlon, Arleen Folan
Abstract
Summary: Ultrasound imaging is a vital diagnostic tool for an

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Collaborative Care Planning: Introduction to an innovative approach to Care Planning in Adult Mental Health

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Collaborative Care Planning: Introduction to an innovative approach to Care Planning in Adult Mental Health
Author: Patrick j. Gibbons
Abstract
Care Planning forms the core activity undertaken by mental health services in their work to support indiv

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Integrated Care Pathway for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury in Ireland

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Integrated Care Pathway for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury in Ireland
Authors: Edina O’Driscoll , Jacinta McElligott
Abstract
Introduction: Trauma and rehabilitation networks in Ireland are largely underdeveloped and there is significant variance i

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Putting the citizen at the centre of accessing information about health and health services

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Putting the citizen at the centre of accessing information about health and health services
Author: Kirsten Connolly
Abstract
Introduction: The transformation of the National Information Line to a modern omni-channel public information service, HSEL

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Optimising the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Optimising the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
Authors: John Brennan , Sara O’Kelly, Jane Finucane, Sarah Cosgrave, Diarmuid O’Shea
Abstract
Introduction: Carew House Day Hospital is an outpatient assessment unit for patients aged 65 years and ove

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Health and Social Care Professions Rise to the Challenge Admission Avoidance in Emergency Departments

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Health and Social Care Professions Rise to the Challenge Admission Avoidance in Emergency Departments
Author: Rosie Quinn
Abstract
Patients with mobility issues with potential for same day discharge in EDs

This paper describes how Emergency Departm

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Evaluation of the “On the level” psychoeducational group programme for Bipolar Affective Disorder in a rural context

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Evaluation of the “On the level” psychoeducational group programme for Bipolar Affective Disorder in a rural context
Authors: Dan Hartnett , Clair O’Connor
Abstract
Introduction: The delivery of psychoeducational group programmes is a National Instit

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: A pilot project to include psychological care as part of a multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation community programme for patients with COPD

By Admin / October 17, 2017

A pilot project to include psychological care as part of a multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation community programme for patients with COPD
Authors: Aimée Kemp , Krista Hegarty, Sonya Murray
Abstract
An introduction: (comprising context and prob

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Implementing Respiratory Integrated Care: the Future for COPD Diagnosis and Management?

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Implementing Respiratory Integrated Care: the Future for COPD Diagnosis and Management?
Authors: Patricia Davis , Timothy Mc Donnell
Abstract
Ireland has the highest rate of admissions for COPD in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develo

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: The Development of a Programme of Mental Health Services for People with Intellectual Disability in Ireland

By Admin / October 17, 2017

The Development of a Programme of Mental Health Services for People with Intellectual Disability in Ireland
Authors: Philip Charles Dodd , Ciara Latimer, Margo Wrigley
Abstract
Introduction: Within the current mental health policy in Ireland, Vision

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Primary PCI service for Donegal patients available in Derry

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Primary PCI service for Donegal patients available in Derry
Authors: Anne Mc Shane , Vinnie Krishnan, Gerard Lane, Sinead O Gorman
Abstract
The 2012 Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) report described standards of care for ST elevation Myocardial Infarcti

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CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: Implementation of Model of Care for Pre Admission Units

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Implementation of Model of Care for Pre Admission Units
Authors: Aileen O Brien , Jeremy Smith, Una Quill
Abstract
Introduction: The cancellation of surgery in hospitals is costly for our health service and highly stressful for the patient, family/c

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Monitoring and Improving Quality Care through the development of an automated audit tool

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Monitoring and Improving Quality Care through the development of an automated audit tool
Author: Susan Daly
Abstract
Introduction (comprising context and problem statement) The Health Information and Quality Authority (2016) specify that designated

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POSTER ABSTRACTS: Diabetes Toolkit for Practice Nurses

By Admin / October 17, 2017

Diabetes Toolkit for Practice Nurses
Author: Elaine Newell
Abstract
Introduction: Part of my role as Diabetes Nurse Specialist for Integrated Care is to support practice nurses and general practitioners to manage type 2 diabetes in the community. I

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