Conference

The RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery hosts an annual research and education conference every spring. 

In 2021, the 40th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference – 'Meeting the Needs of Modern Healthcare' – explored workforce planning, recovery and wellness in a COVID-19 world with across a series featuring global healthcare leaders.

Watch all of the sessions from the International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference here.

2021 conference prizewinners

The following prizes were awarded at the 2021 conference:

Oral presentation

  • Ms Yvonne Fehily, Galway University Hospital, Co. Galway, Ireland
    Do Critical Care Outreach Teams Improve Patient Outcomes?

Poster presentation

  • Ms Kate Aughey, Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
    An Observational Study on Handover Practices in PICU

Poster gallery

  • Ms Deirdre O'Flaherty, Lennox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health, New York, USA
    Sustaining a Healthy Work Environment in Times of Crisis
  • Ms Orla Callender, Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street, Dublin, Ireland
    No Matter How Popular They Get Antibiotics Will Never Go Viral!

Oral presentation

  • Professor Marlene Sinclair, Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research Centre, Ulster University, Jordanstown, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Tele-Home-Care Using PEXIP Videoconference Technology for Babies and Children with CHD During COVID-19 Pandemic

Poster presentation

  • Ms Jincy Jerry, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin, Ireland
    Implementing RPA for Rapid Analysis and Interpretation of Microbiology Results

Poster gallery

  • Ms Constantino Estupinan Artiles, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    Diagnostic Accuracy of Swallow Screening Tests in Residential Long-Term Care
  • Ms Jane Deehan, Bradshaws Lane Surgery, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
    Role of Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Guideline Development for Cryotherapy Practice

Oral presentation

  • Ms Briege King, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Co. Louth, Ireland
    Situated Cognition Learning Theory Impact on Blended Learning Skills Based Programmes

Poster presentation

  • Ms Hayley Lawson-Wood, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom
    How Online Portfolios Have Enabled Universities to Adjust Their Practice Placement Assessment in Response to COVID-19

Poster gallery

  • Ms Nasser Aldosari, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    Newly Qualified Nurses' Transition from Learning to Doing: A Scoping Review
  • Dr Mohamad Saab, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Virtual Reality in Nursing Education: Qualitative Perspectives from Nursing Students

Oral presentation

  • Professor Bibi Hølge-Hazelton, Zealand University Hospital & University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
    A Person-Centred Leadership Perspective of the COVID-19 Crisis

Poster presentation

  • Ms. Caroline Fraser, Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland
    A Collaborative Response to Managing Orthopaedic Injuries from a Safe Distance

Poster gallery

  • Ms. Jacinta Byrne, National Maternity Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital Elm Park, Dublin, Ireland
    VTE (Venous Thrombosis Embolism) Prevention and Management in Pregnant Women with COVID-19
  • Ms. Elizabeth O'Donnell, Division of Health Research, Lancaster, United Kingdom
    Strategies used by Care Home Staff in Ireland to Manage Responsive Behaviours Associated with Dementia, during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Oral presentation

  • Dr Aoife Lane, University College Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Views of Generation Z Regarding Care and Care Careers: A Four Country Study

Poster presentation

  • Ms Karen Mechen, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom
    The Experiences of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs): From Recruitment To Retention

Poster gallery

  • Ms Chandani, Faculty College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
    Stress, Anxiety and Coping Strategies During COVID-19 Pandemic Among Nursing Students
  • Ms. Rachel Black, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Ulster University, Northern Ireland
    The Effectiveness of Online Psychotherapy Interventions for the Treatment of Perinatal Mental Health Disorders: A Systematic Review

Oral presentation

  • Dr Carol Hilliard, Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
    Moral Agency in Children’s Nursing: Enablers and Barriers

Poster presentation

  • Ms Sandra Murnane, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland
    Dying, Death and Caring: What Student Nurses Want to Know?

Poster gallery

  • Ms Deirdre Harkin, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, Ulster University, Northern Ireland
    Improving Pain Management for Patients with Dementia within Acute Care
  • Ms Sujatha Sanjeevi, HSE, North Dublin Mental Health Services, Dublin, Ireland
    Mental Health Nurses' Knowledge of Clozapine Medication
  • Ms Katie Mulcahy, RCSI, and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    The Impact of a Nurse-Administered Intravitreal Injection Service on the Incidence Rates of Ocular Adverse Events in Ophthalmic Patients

These prizes were kindly sponsored by St Luke's Cancer Research Fund

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