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Lyn Brennan

Anne Canning

Jimmy Carrigan

 

Sandra Carruthers

Doreen Craig

Majella Doran

 

Joan Duncan

Ann Duddy

Kathleen Dunne

 

Michael Dunne

Melanie Elliott

Robert Godfrey

 

Amber Huey

Amy Kirkland

Moira McCusker

 

Ann McGuinness

Moira Mallon

Pat Maguire

 

Marie Nesbitt

Barbara Orr

Hilary Todd

   

Lyn Brennan

Lyn.brennan@northerntrust.hsci.net

Academic attainment:

Registered Sick Childrens Nurse (RSCN), Registered General Nurse (RGN), Health Visiting (HV), BSc (Hons) Community Nursing, Nurse Prescriber, Teacher Practitioner, PG Cert in Education for Nurses, Midwives and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Lyn trained as a RSCN, then RGN and initially practised within the Royal Group of Hospitals Belfast. Practice areas included Childrens Clark Clinic, Childrens Surgical, Thoracic/General Theatres/Recovery Ward. She also practised within ENT Theatres/Recovery at the Belfast City Hospital.

Lyn then worked as a School Nurse for nearly two years & from 1998 trained and practised as Health Visitor/Practice Teacher within Homefirst Community Trust now Northern Health and Social Care Trust. Currently working within a joint appointment- Health Visitor & Practice Teacher/ Nurse Education Consultant, having taken up this post in January 2007.

Lyn’s main areas of teaching interests include all aspects of Health Visiting with some subjects also specific to School Nursing/Children’s Community Nursing.

In particular:

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Anaphylaxis, Basic life Support & Immunisation update- Health Visitors/School Nurses

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Assessing needs and Health Planning for Health Visitors

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Audiology training for Health Visitors/School Nurses

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Communicable Disease Management, the role of the Community Nurse

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Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip update

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Growth Monitoring in Children

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Healthy Child Healthy Future

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Orthoptic training

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Risk Management in Child Health.

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Anne Canning

Anne.Canning@westerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

MSc Education Management, BEd (Hon’s), Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT), Registered General Nurse (RGN), RCI

Anne trained in general nursing and specialised in Renal Nursing in Scotland before taking up a ward sister’s post in Altnagelvin Hospital. She then moved into education working as a Clinical Teacher, Nurse Tutor and Senior Tutor in pre-registration programmes in the Western Area College of Nursing prior to transferring into in-service education in September 1997. As an Education Manager she is responsible for the service level provision for the Acute Sector in Western Trust and Northern Trust and is an approve reviewer for NMC Pre-reg programmes.

Anne’s main areas of teaching are:

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Clinical Supervision

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Evidence Based Practice

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High Dependency Nursing

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Manual Handling

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Professional Accountability and Professional Practice

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Theatres and Anaesthetics

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Jimmy Carrigan

Jimmy.Carrigan@westerntrust.hscni.net

Academic Attainment:

BSc (Hon’s), MSc, Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher (RCNT), Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT)

Jimmy initially trained as a mental health nurse in the Tyrone and Fermanagh hospital and as a general nurse at Tyrone County Hospital. On completion of his training he worked as a nurse in both mental health and general nursing before taking up a post in Clinical teaching in 1982. In 1988 he took up a post as nurse tutor with the Western Area College of Nursing where he gained a wide and varied experience in mental health nurse training and curriculum development. Jimmy joined the in-service education consortium in 1997 and is at present working with NEDC North and West.

In addition Jimmy has carried out research in suicide and bereavement following suicide. He also published a paper on the psychosocial needs of patients who attempted suicide by overdose.

Jimmy’s main areas of teaching and subjects of special interest are:

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Counselling skills

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Suicide Risk Assessment and Management

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Aggression Management

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Motivational Interviewing

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Brief Solution Focused Therapy

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Working With groups in Mental Health

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Clinical Supervision

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Violence in the Workplace

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Assessment of Patients with Enduring Mental Illness

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Problem Solving Skills

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Grief Counselling

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Research in Nursing

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Care Planning in Mental health Nursing

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Risk Assessment in Mental Health

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Sandra Carruthers

Sandra.Carrutherds@northerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

BSc (Hon’s), Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher (RCNT), Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT)

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Doreen Craig

Doreen.Craig@northerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

PG Dip in Education, BSc (Hon's), Dip HE in Professional, Development in Nursing, Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN), ONC, Registered general Nurse (RGN)

Doreen initially trained as a Registered General Nurse and worked in orthopaedics where she obtained an Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate. Following that she moved to Newcastle-upon-Tyne where she training and worked in Paediatrics (ENT, Orthopaedics and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care). On returning to Northern Ireland Doreen has worked in various posts in community, care of the elderly and within the United Hospitals Trust. In 2001 she joined the In-Service Education Consortium team as a Clinical Skills Teacher which has been integrated into NEDC Nurse Education Consortium.

Doreen’s main areas of teaching and subjects of special interest include:

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Clinical Skills - Venepuncture, Phlebotomy, CPR / First Aid, Male Catheterisation

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Management of Intravenous Therapies and Cannulation

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Mantoux Training

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Medication Management

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Manual Handling

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Management of Aggression and Violence

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Induction Programmes for General Trained Nurses and Nursing Auxiliaries

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Overseas Nurses Adaptation Programme

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NVQ Levels 2 & 3

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Training and update programmes for Nursing Auxiliaries Paediatrics

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Majella Doran

Majella.Doran@westerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

BSc (Hon’s), PG Cert Independent and Supplementary Prescribing, Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Majella Doran undertook her RGN training in Altnagelvin Hospital on 2nd October 1989; qualifying in January 1993.

Since qualifying Majella has completed an ENB 100 (Intensive Care Course) and completed a BSc in the Professional Development of Nursing. She has also undertaken and successfully completed the Independent and Supplementary prescribing course for non-medical prescribing.

Majella has spent several years working in Intensive Care both at St. Thomas’, London and Altnagelvin. During this time she also had the opportunity to work on a ward specialising in Cardiothoracic Surgery. In 2003, Majella took up a post as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in Altnagelvin, working across medicine, surgery, orthopaedics and urology. In 2006, she then took up a Sisters post in the Acute Medical Unit within Altnagelvin and in June 2010 she has taken up a post as a Nurse Education Consultant within in-service education. Since 2004, Majella has also been an Advanced Life Support Instructor for the Resuscitation Council (UK).

Majella continues to work as a relief clinical coordinator in the Hospital @ Night team or as a bank staff nurse as required within the Western Trust.

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Joan Duncan

Joan.Duncan@northerntrust.hscni.net

Academic Attainment:

Registered Sick Children’s Nurse, Certificate in Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing, Short Course in Neonatal Studies, Diploma in Family Health, BSc (Hons) Community and Public Health Nursing,

Specialist Practitioner Community Children’s Nursing, Postgraduate Certificate in Education for Nurses, Midwives and Specialist Community Public Health Nurses

Joan trained as a RSCN at the Belfast Northern College of Nursing. On completion of training Joan practiced in Scotland, the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, the Royal Maternity Neonatal intensive Care Unit, Antrim Hospital Neonatal Unit and with Homefirst Community Children’s Nursing Team, where she was involved in setting up an acute community children’s nursing service.

Joan has a joint appointment - Community Children’s Nursing Sister (NHSCT)/Nurse Education Consultant (NEDC), and took up post in April 2007.

Joan’s main areas of teaching and subjects of special interest include all aspects of children’s and neonatal nursing, both hospital and community.

Currently member of GAIN group developing regional Guidelines for Care of Central Venous Access Devices in children.

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Ann Duddy

Ann.Duddy@northerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

State Registered Nurse (SRN), Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher (RCNT), Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT), BSc Hons Professional Development Nursing

Ann trained in Belfast City Hospital in 1974 qualifying in 1977. She then staffed in Theatres in BCH and completed The National Board's Operating Department Course in 1979. She was appointed Theatre Sister in 1980 working in General and Urology Theatres.

In 1981 she took up employment in the Eastern Area College of Nursing Southside as a Clinical Teacher, qualifying as a Nurse Tutor in 1992. She taught Pre Registration Students on the Common Foundation Programme. Ann joined Educare in 2002 as a Nurse Tutor.

Ann’s areas of teaching include:

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Induction for Mandatory Training

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Trust Induction

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Pre Op Assessment

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Kathleen Dunne

Kathleen.Dunne@westerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

BEd (Hons), Post-Grad Dip, MSc, DNSc, FFNRCSI, Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher (RCNT), Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT)

Kathleen Dunne has been in Nurse Education since 1975, where she began her career in teaching as a clinical teacher. In 1978 she qualified as a Nurse Teacher and some years later went on to pursue academic education. This ultimately resulted in the award of a Doctorate in 2002, which was funded by an All Ireland Fellowship (National Board / An Bord Altranais). Kathleen became a Fellow of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2003. She has a very wide and varied experience teaching at pre and post registration level for many years. Currently her teaching concentrates on cancer care, palliative care, end of life care and research in practice. Kathleen is also involved in many working groups and committees at local and regional level. She is presently chair of the Regional Multi-Disciplinary Education and Learning Group - Palliative Care.

In addition to teaching, Kathleen has carried out research and has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals. In June 2006 she jointly published a book chapter in a prestigious cancer-nursing textbook. She has also encouraged nurse specialists to successfully publish their work. Kathleen has in addition, presented her research and other work at local, National and International Conferences. She is presently completing a research project, which focused on child and adolescent grief following parental death.

All of this work has resulted in her becoming a member of the Editorial board of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing. Kathleen also peer reviews articles/papers for other nursing journals. She is currently supervising an MSc thesis in palliative care and is practice educator for a student undertaking the Post-Grad Diploma/MSc specialist practice in palliative Care. Her experience in teaching has led her to become a mentor for a student undertaking the Post-Grad Certificate in Education.

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Michael Dunne

Michael.Dunne@westerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

BEd (Hon’s), Post-Grad Dip, MA Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Health Visitor (HV)

Michael Dunne has a long and varied career in Nurse Education, which began in 1977. Prior to that he was employed as a Health Visitor in Foyle Community. Over the years Michael has taught across the curriculum at pre and post registration level. In 1980, he changed his focus to management in teaching. He is currently an education manager which involves amongst other responsibilities liaison with Trusts, business development, cross border links and joint working with Social Services Training teams.

Michael’s main areas of teaching now are:

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Nurse Prescribing

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Free Nursing

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Clinical Supervision

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Aspects of Health Visiting Practice

In addition, Michael has a keen interest in e-Health and is currently a steering group member of the Information in nursing forum at the Royal College of Nursing. Michael also represents the Consortium in many other committees and working groups at local and regional level. His interest in Heath Visiting has led him onto a steering group for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Programmes, which is concerned with the implementation of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for Specialist Community Health Nursing Programmes.

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Melanie Elliott

Melanie.Elliott@westerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN), Diploma Nursing, BSc (Hons) in Nursing, Post Graduate Certificate in Community Children's Nursing (CCN), Post Graduate Diploma in Nurse Education

Melanie initially qualified as a general nurse and worked as a staff nurse for one year in gynaecological ward at Altnagelvin Trust, prior to undertaking midwifery training at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Edinburgh. From 1990 to 1997, Melanie practiced as a staff nurse in the Children's Unit at Altnagelvin. During this period Melanie successfully completed the RSCN programme at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. Later, Melanie moved to Foyle Community Trust were she was employed as a Community Children’s Nurse (CCN) for 4.5 years before taking up current appointment. In 2001, she began employment as a Nurse Teacher at North and West In-Service Education Consortium, which subsequently reformed as NEDC in 2006.

Melanie’s main areas of teaching and special interests relates to the nursing care of the child and includes:

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Venepuncture and Cannulation in Children

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Tracheostomy Care in Children

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Blood Investigations and Interpretation-children

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Anaphylaxis and EpiPen Training (Children)

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Nasogastric tube Care in Children- Placement & Management of Nasogastric Tubes

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Childhood Immunisations-an update

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PEG/Gastrostomy Care in Child

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Central Line Management in Children

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Asthma Update – Paediatrics

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Administration of Medicines – Paediatric

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Intravenous Fluid Management in Children

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Basic Life Support in children

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Clean Intermittent Catheterisation of Children

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Suctioning Procedures-children

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Return to Practice (paediatrics)

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Module co-ordinator for ‘Emergency Care of the Child’

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Training of staff in Special Schools

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Facilitator of programme-‘Care of Technology Dependent child/adult’ -training for Home Carers

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Palliative care of children

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Robert Godfrey

Robert.Godfrey@westerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

Advanced Diploma in Educational Studies, BEd (Hons), Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT), Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher (RCNT), Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Robert initially trained as a mental health nurse at Gransha Hospital following which he undertook general nurse training at Altnagelvin Hospital. On completion of the Clinical Teacher’s Course, he worked for several years in the care of the elderly division before taking up post as a Nurse Tutor in the Western Area College of Nursing. Robert was actively involved in Project 2000 and was Centre Pathway Leader for the Macmillan Open Learning Conversion Course and Dip HE (Nursing). In 1997 Robert transferred to the North and West In-service Education Consortium which subsequently reformed as NEDC in 2006.

Robert’s main areas of teaching and subjects of special interest are:

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Moving and Handling

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Management of Actual and Potential Aggression

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Open Learning

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Return to Professional Practice Programme

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Overseas Nurses Programme

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Teaching and Assessing

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Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF)

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Amber Huey

Amber.Huey@westerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

BSc (Hon’s), MEd, Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher (RCNT), Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT)

Amber completed her general and midwifery training in Northern Ireland worked as a ward sister in ENT, Maniliiofacial Unit before entering Nurse Education in 1980. Amber then qualified as a Clinical Teacher and Tutor and worked in both pre and post registration programmes. Her main teaching interests are especially facilitating the professional development of staff undertaking work based modules.

Amber’s main areas of teaching are:

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Infection Prevention and Control

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Wound Care Management (Prevention and Treatment)

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Tracheostomy Care of Adults

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Audit

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Patient Centre Care

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Induction Programme – New Starts

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Suturing

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Amy Kirkland

Amy.Kirkland@northerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

BSc (Hon’s), Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher (RCNT), Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT)

Initially Amy trained in Newtownards Hospital and then did her midwifery training in Jubilee Maternity Hospital, Belfast. After this she spent one year in Newtownards Hospital as a theatre sister, and a year in Scotland. In 1975 Amy qualified as a registered clinical nurse teacher and worked in both Belfast City and Musgrave Park Hospitals as a clinical teacher in theatres. After finishing her nurse teachers’ course in 1994, Amy worked in the Belfast City Hospital for a short time and then moved to Antrim Hospital teaching pre-registration students where her main topic was health promotion. Two years was spent in Nigeria from 1978 to 1980. In 1997 she transferred to the United Hospitals Trust In-Service Education Consortium and continues to work as a Nurse Education Consultant with the newly formed NEDC Nurse Education Consortium.

Amy’s main areas of teaching are:

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Diabetes

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Research on-line

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Post-operative Recovery

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Suturing

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Male catheterisation

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PEG & Gastrostomy Tube Management & Replacement

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Mandatory training

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NVQ level 2 and 3

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NISAT

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Presentation Skills

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Suctioning procedures

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Moira McCusker

Moira.McCusker@northerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

MSc in Advanced Nursing, PG Dip in Education, BSc (Hon's), Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT), Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Moira initially qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1992 within the Western Health & Social Services Board. She started her nursing career in London where she worked in a number of medial and surgical wards and departments. On return home she took up post in an acute medical/surgical ward where she gained valuable experience over the next eight years in, Palliative care, Infection control, Acute medical/ Surgical nursing. Moira joined the United Hospitals Trust In-Service Education Department in 2001 as a Clinical Skills Teacher now NEDC. Moira’s main areas of teaching and subjects of special interest include:

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Clinical skills – Venepuncture, Phlebotomy, CPR, First Aid

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High Dependency Nursing Programme

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Male & Female Catheterisation

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Management of Intravenous Therapies and Cannulation

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Management of Central Venous Access Devices

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Medication Management and Pharmacy Training

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Manual Handling

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Management of Aggression and Violence Training

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Induction Programmes for RGN’s and Nursing Auxiliaries

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Research

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National Vocational Qualifications Levels 2 & 3

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Training and update programmes for Nursing Auxiliaries

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Anaphylaxis and Vaccination training package

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Promotion of Continence

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Developing and facilitating individual professional development programmes

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Ann McGuinness

Ann.McGuinness@westerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

MSc (Advanced Nursing), Bed (Hon's), Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Midwife (RMN), SCM, Registered Nurse Clinical Teacher (RNCT)

Ann initially trained as a state registered nurse in Northern Ireland. She then worked as a staff nurse prior to commencing her Midwifery training course in Scotland. Following which Ann practiced as a Registered Nurse in England and USA. Ann then returned to Northern Ireland to commence psychiatric nurse training. On completion Ann specialised in this area until she joined the Western Area College of Nursing as a Clinical Teacher in 1981. Ann also delivered programmes surrounding pre-registration nurse training (mental health) and pre-registration courses (mental health branch) at diploma level. In 1997 she joined NEDC – Nurse Education Consortium as a Nurse Education Consultant.

Ann’s main areas of teaching & subjects of special interest include:

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Promoting Evidence Based Practice

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Caring for Adult Survivors of abuse with mental Health Problems

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Prevention and Management of Aggression

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Violence in the Workplace

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Domestic Violence

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Return to Practice (Mental Health)

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Legal aspects of Documentation in Nursing Practice

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Nursing Older People

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Practice Development Initiatives

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NVQ Level 3 (Mental Health)

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Pat Maguire

Pat.Maguire@northerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

PG Diploma Management Studies, Registered Midwife (RMW), Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Nurse Clinical Teacher (RNCT)

Pat trained as a general nurse and midwife, on completion of training Pat practiced in the USA & Canada. She has worked as a Clinical Teacher in Musgrave Park Hospital & Belfast City Hospital & Lagan Valley Hospital, teaching in a variety of clinical settings. In the early 80's Pat entered the education arena providing education for trained nursing staff in the Eastern & Southern trust Boards. In 2002 she joined NEDC Nurse Education Consortium, providing continuing education not only for trained nursing staff and health care workers, in both the hospital and community setting.

Pat’s main areas of teaching and subjects of special interest include:

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Intravenous Therapy

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Intravenous Peripheral Cannulation

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Venepuncture

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Hypodermoclysis

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Medication Management

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PEG & Gastrostomy Tube Management & Replacement

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Management of Jejunostomy Tubes

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Placement & Management of Nasogastric Tubes

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Moira Mallon

Moira.Mallon2@westerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

Post Graduate Diploma in Nurse Education, BSc (Hons) Community Nursing Learning Disability, Registered General Nurse (RGN), RAMAH, MSc

Moira initially trained in general nursing and in more recent years specialised in Learning Disability Practice where she has worked in hospital and community care. Moira took up a temporary fulltime position in NEDC in October 2005.

Moira’s main areas of teaching are:

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Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Rectal Medication

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Administration of Medication and Intramuscular Injections

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Autism Awareness

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Management of Challenging Behaviours

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Issues relevant to care of person with learning disability for qualified and unqualified staff working in the 6 Trusts on a consultancy basis

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Involved in training for staff working in special schools i.e. epilepsy and administration of medication in schools

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Involved in planning, implementing and evaluating NVQ level 2 and 3 programmes of care for Homefirst/United and Altnagelvin Hospital

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Module co-ordinator for Promotion of Continence in Clinical Practice

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Professional Issues.

Teaching Staff

Marie Nesbitt

Marie.Nesbitt@northerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

BEd (Hon’s), Post Grad Medical Law, Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT), Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Registered General Nurse (RGN)

On completion of her dual training in the RVH and Purdysburn Hospitals Marie worked in theatres and a medical ward before taking a post as ward sister in the geriatric medicine and rehabilitation unit at Coleraine Hospital. Seven years later, in 1987, Marie became a Nurse Tutor, working with both pre-registration and post-registration students in the Northern Area College of Nursing. From 1992, as a Senior Tutor, she had management responsibility for both pre-registration and post-registration adult nursing and in 1997 transferred to United Hospitals HSS Trust as Education Manager of the In-Service Education Unit. Since her appointment, in 2005, to the post of Director of the new NEDC Nurse Education Consortium, Marie has been building teams of education and administration staff capable of delivering on NEDC’s Corporate Strategy. NEDC can respond efficiently and professionally to the in-service education needs of the Trusts in the consortium and also to the education needs of healthcare staff in the independent sector. She maintains a direct input to curriculum planning and a teaching input to a range of programmes.

Marie’s main areas of teaching are:

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Infection Control

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Health and Social Care Policy

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Professional Regulation and Conduct

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Action Learning

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Teaching and Mentoring

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Legal issues relating to Nursing

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Consent

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Nurse Prescribing

As Director of an organisation providing nurse education Marie has an active leadership role and is a member of nursing groups at the DHSSPS, RCN, the Nursing Executive Team in the Northern HSC Trust and the Nursing Governance Committee in the Western HSC Trust.

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Barbara Orr

Barbara.Orr@northerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

BSc Hon's Nursing, Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher (RCNT), Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT)

Barbara commenced her general training in Belfast City Hospital in 1978 Barbara worked as a staff nurse in Belfast City Hospital and RMH. She completed the Clinical Teachers Course in 1986 taking up a post of Clinical Teacher with the Northern Area College of Nursing, based in the Mid-Ulster Hospital. Barbara qualified as a Nurse in 1989 Tutor and worked with pre-registration students in the Royal Victoria Hospital until 1991 when she took up a role at the Northern Area College of Nursing on as a member of the post-registration team. In 1997 Barbara transferred to the United Hospitals Trust In-Service Education Consortium. Barbara continues to work as a Nurse Education Consultant with the newly formed NEDC Nurse Education Consortium.

Barbara’s main areas of teaching are:

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Wound Care

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Stoma Care

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Teaching & Assessing

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Enrolled Nurse Development Programmes

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Facilitation

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Dysphagia Training for Nurses

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Hilary Todd

Hilary.Todd@northerntrust.hscni.net

Academic attainment:

MSc (Guidance & Counselling), BSc (Hon’s) Professional Development, Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT), Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher (RCNT), Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Hilary initially trained and worked as a general nurse. Following this she trained and worked as a registered nurse in a mental health setting. From here, she moved into Nurse Education as a clinical Teacher in both general nursing and Mental Health Nursing. In 1990 she completed an advanced Dip Ed and registered as a nurse tutor, working in the Northern Area Collage of Nursing. Hilary joined United Hospitals Trust In-Service Education Consortium at its inception and took up post as Education Manager with NEDC in January 2006.

Hilary’s main areas of teaching & subjects of special interest include:

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Leadership

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Rehabilitation Nursing

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Renal Nursing

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Counselling

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Communication – including Breaking Bad News and Dealing with Distressed Relatives

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Facilitation

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Practice Development

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Management of Aggression & Violence

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Management of Intravenous Therapies

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Promotion of Continence in Clinical Practice

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Managing Clients with Traumatic Brain Injury

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