This half day workshop will provide nurses, doctors and pharmacists with an opportunity to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skill required to manage subcutaneous infusions using the McKinley T34 Ambulatory Syringe Pump.
At the end of this programme participants will be able to:
Identify the indications for use of a syringe pump.
Demonstrate awareness of drug combinations, compatibilities and interactions.
Understand professional responsibility and accountability issues surrounding use of the syringe pump.
Prepare and assemble a syringe pump.
Outline the care and maintenance requirements of the syringe pump.
Trouble-shoot issues that can arise with the syringe pump
Accreditation Certificate from Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. Nurses: Category 1 approval with 2.5 CEUs from An Bord Altranais (Nursing Board).
Understand what is meant by Dignity at Work and what behaviours may constitute bullying, harassment and sexual harassment.
Be aware of the dynamics of bullying, its complexities and its subtleties
Be informed as to established definitions of bullying and harassment.
Be aware of the impact of bullying, harassment and sexual harassment on the individual and the organisation.
Be introduced to useful templates for understanding bullying and harassment and their impact eg the H Pyramid, the Window of Tolerance
Understand the scope of the law in Ireland on these issues.
Have a detailed understanding of Dignity at Work Policy and the Procedures.
Know the range of options for a staff member with concerns about bullying, harassment and sexual harassment
Have an awareness of the sensitivities of this issue for the staff member.
Be clear about the nature, limits and boundaries of the role they are taking on.
Know how to structure an interview with a staff member.
Be prepared with regard to the practical issues involved e.g. means of contact by staff member, venue, their own release from work etc.
Be able to assess risk and to understand the limits to confidentiality and the reasons for those limits
Have been provided with guidelines as to how to facilitate a meeting with a staff member who feels he or she is being bullied or harassed.
Have considered the issues which may arise when supporting a staff member accused of bullying, harassment or sexual harassment.
Be prepared for the impact of being in this role, and for dealing with this impact.
Participation is encouraged, and questions and discussion are welcomed. This allows participants to tease out the issues, to apply the theory to practical examples, and to engage with the approach put forward. Methods include structured group discussion, formal inputs by the trainers, group exercises, case studies and role plays.