Education & CPD

ONLINE - Safer Better Care standards 8 themes; Public Health/Community RGN perspective


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  •   Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 16 November 2021 10:00
  •   Start: Tuesday, 16 November 2021 10:00
  •   End: Tuesday, 16 November 2021 13:00
  •   Location: The Education Room, Online Webinar


This short online programme aims to  support Public Health and Community RGN’s in identifying  strengths within the eight themes Safer Better Care framework (HIQA, 2012).  The programme aims to examine the  ethos within the role of Public Health/ Community RGN, customer service, advocacy, procedures and role of the team.
Learning aims and outcomes:
    • Discuss the Health Information and Quality Authority (2012) Standards for Safer Better Healthcare within eight theme framework,  Health Act 2007, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Guidance and Standards for Nurses and Midwives as well as local policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines
    • Discuss and provide an  Overview of  Ethos of role of Public Health  Community RGN, Customer service, advocacy and Procedures and role of team within themes 1 person centred care and theme Governance leadership and management.
    • Outline Key Assessment and care planning points in .tandem with caseload management. Outline the professional, legal and ethical requirements for documentation in Community/Public health  nursing taking into consideration issues relating to clients and their families/carers; Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland; Health Information and Quality Authority and Health Service Executive.
    • Identify areas of strength and areas for improvement in  Public Health/ Community General Nursing documentation relating to professional guidelines and values, regulations, national standards and local policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.
    • Develop a  Community RGN/Public Health Nurses Toolbox from skills explored within course.
    • Understand the importance the Team Setting effective goals (SMART) within the organisation and assisting the team to deliver  documentation/care planning management project using short, medium and long Term Goals.
  • Tuesday, 16 November 2021

  • 10:00
    Welcome Registration Introductions
  • 10:05
    Overview Of Safer Better Care(HIQA Standards 2012) and its application to the community, NMBI regulation, standards and principles.
    Theme 1: Person Centred Care and Support – Overview of Ethos of role of Public Health Community RGN, Customer service, advocacy and Complaints Procedure and role of team Professional Accountability where Nurses and Midwives Act, Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework and Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics apply within nurse Theme 2 Effective Care and Support-Assessment and care planning And caseload management- an overview
  • 11:00
    Short Break
  • 11:05
    Theme 3: Safe Care and Support-Overview of Risk Rating, Assessment, Understanding of NIMS(National Incident Management) and application to role as a Public Health/ Community RGN
    Theme 4: Better Health and Wellbeing- Health Promotion Policy and Strategy (HSE, 2013, 2018) outlined as part of Safer Better Care. Overview Self-care, emotional resilience, Debriefing and application within Community RGN’s Role.
  • 11:45
    Governance Aspect of Safe Better Care and application within community.
    Theme 5: Leadership, Governance and Management practice within the Community setting. Theme 6: Workforce- Overview of roles and responsibilities of the Community RGN working in the community and Outline of Quality Integration and Collaboration: a strategy for Community Nursing (HSE, 2015). Theme 7: Use of Resources-Policy and Register Theme 8: Use of Information- application with national framework. Specific Action Plan short, medium and long term goals identified with the team
  • 12:50
    Action Plan Feedback and Close
  • 13:00
  •   Location: The Education Room, Online Webinar
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