Royal College of Nursing Children and Young People Conference

Returning for 2017, this conference runs alongside the RCPCH Conference and offers excellent learning and networking opportunities. See the programme for Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 May. 

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This conference offers a great opportunity to meet and share best practice with healthcare professionals of all levels, who have an interest in the health of children and young people.

All RCN members can take advantage of a reduced delegate rate and enjoy full access to all sessions at the wider RCPCH Conference.

Wednesday 24 May programme

11:45 am - 12:45 pm | Transforming care for children and young people with continuing care needs and their families, Chair: Orla Mc Alinden – RCN Children & Young People: Continuing and Community Care Forum

11:45 am | Difficulties in ‘giving medicines’ to children with severe and profound intellectual disabilities - mothers’ experiences, Ms Carmel Doyle

12:05 pm | Using a child-focused community profile as a catalyst for a multi-disciplinary child health partnership in a low-income Irish community, Dr Margaret Cutin

12:25 pm | Analysis of parent videos from the #notanurse_but campaign, Dr Catherine Wilkinson 

2:00 - 3:00 pm | Engagement, collaboration and improving the care of children and young people with acute care needs families, Chair: David Clarke – RCN Children & Young People Acute Care Forum

2:00 pm | Shaping the design, methods and ethics of a qualitative study: consulting with children, young people, parents and a teacher, Ms Jill Snodin

2:20 pm | The nursing activities and interventions important when caring for children in Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments, Dr Jason Gray O’Connor

2:40 pm | Holding children still for clinical procedures; an international survey of health professionals reported practice, Dr Lucy Bray

3:00 - 3:30 pm | Refreshment break and poster viewing

3:30 - 4:15 pm | Promoting and assessing emotional resilience in young people: the challenges and solutions, Chair: Gemma Trainor – RCN Children & Young People Staying Healthy Forum

3:30 pm |  Intersex children and genital-normalising surgery, Mr Edmund Horowicz

3:50 pm | Early start in early years: evaluating a vulnerable first time parent programme, Dr Tracey Redwood

Thursday 25 May programme

11:45 am - 12:45 pm | Planning care for a diverse population with specialist needs: meeting the challenges, Chair: Doris Corkin - RCN Children & Young People Specialist Care Forum

11:45 am | Parental fever knowledge: a randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of an educational intervention to increase parental knowledge, Ms Maria Kelly

12:05 pm | Improving the hospital experience for young people with autism, Ms Colette Datt

12:25 pm | The development of a paediatric non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis service, Mrs Lynda Peacock

2:00 - 3:00 pm | Education/practice partnership working: the impact on service delivery and practitioners, Chair: Kathryn Summers - RCN Children & Young People Professional Issues Forum

2:00 pm | Medication management in children’s nursing: a review of NIQA scores over a five-year period in one Irish children’s services centre, Ms T Begley

2:20 pm | Teaching new nursing staff how to raise concerns using the PACE approach and high-fidelity simulation, Miss C Junk

2:40 pm | An innovative approach to assessing nursing student’s performance, Mrs Doris Corkin, Pauline Cardwell

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