Month: March 2022

Covid 19 Response: Trisha McKeown. RANP Emergency, Injuries Unit, Nenagh Hospital.

These unprecedented times have challenged us to adapt how we deliver care to our patients. In the ULHG the ED RANP’s have been redeployed to the 3 Injuries Units. We now have a combined rota between the 3 units, providing cross cover as required, to ensure an RANP service on all 3 sites 7 day …

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Covid 19 Response: Charlotte Ryan. RANP Medical Oncology, Cancer Services, UHL.

Cancer Services in the University Hospital Limerick has remained fully functional during the Covid-19 pandemic. In view of the health and safety of my patients and to minimize the risk locally of community transmission, I added clinics via telephone consultations to my service for my patients who are on surveillance. It is a fantastic service …

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Covid 19 Response: Jenny Lynch. Acute Medicine ANP, Cork University Hospital.

As a registered ANP in Acute Medicine I am actively involved in the management of the ambulatory COVID-19 assessment pathway in CUH. As part of the Acute Medicine team we relocated to the outpatients department where we assisted in establishing a COVID-19 Assessment Unit to provide care to patients presenting to ED triage with symptoms …

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Covid 19 Response: Cathleen Moran. Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Acute Medicine, AMU University Hospital Galway.

In response to COVID 19 the AMU in UHG has become “the new medical ED“ for the non Covid medical stream. Initially in preparation for this, the Advanced Nurse Practitioners in AMU, UHG, together with ICAPSS, facilitated clinical simulation training for AMU staff. The ANPs have also changed practice to work across 7 days to …

Covid 19 Response: Cathleen Moran. Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Acute Medicine, AMU University Hospital Galway. Read More »

Covid 19 Response: Trisha McKeown. RANP Emergency, Injuries Unit, Nenagh Hospital.

These unprecedented times have challenged us to adapt how we deliver care to our patients. In the ULHG the ED RANP’s have been redeployed to the 3 Injuries Units. We now have a combined rota between the 3 units, providing cross cover as required, to ensure an RANP service on all 3 sites 7 day …

Covid 19 Response: Trisha McKeown. RANP Emergency, Injuries Unit, Nenagh Hospital. Read More »

Covid 19 Response: Mr. Aidan Fallon. Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner [Emergency]

Aidan is a RANP in Emergency at Portiuncula University Hospital since 2013. He qualified from Portiuncula Hospital School of Nursing in 1992. Having gained experience as a staff nurse in a number of hospitals he returned to Portiuncula in 2000 and started working in the Emergency Department firstly as a staff nurse and then as …

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Covid 19 Response: Orla Loftus Moran. RANP, General Practice. Knock, Co. Mayo.

General Practice is most likely the first point of contact for people in relation to health matters. General Practice Nurses are on the frontline of Primary Care tackling COVID19. As an RANP in GP I continue to deliver care for non COVID19 acute & minor illness, as a result of the crisis this is now …

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Covid 19 Response: Robert McConkey. RANP Urology (Bladder Cancer) Urology Unit, University Hospital Galway.

Urology patients, like others, have been adversely impacted by the COVID19 crisis with almost all surgery, day case services and outpatients appointments abruptly halted in UHG. Patients with high risk non muscle invasive bladder cancer experience some of the highest rates of cancer recurrence and are at high risk of progression to muscle invasive disease. …

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Covid 19 Response: Niamh Kiely. RANP Cardiothoracic Surgery St James’s Hospital Dublin.

I am one of 5 Cardiothoracic RANPs in St James’s Hospital, Dublin. As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic we have adapted our practice to meet the ever changing needs of both our patients and the hospital. We have transitioned our preadmission surgical clinic and our lung cancer surveillance & survivorship service to virtual …

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Covid 19 Response: Ms. Margaret Mallen. Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner [Emergency]

Margaret has been a RANP in Emergency Medicine since 2005. She is also a Registered Children’s Nurse, Nurse Prescriber of both Ionising Radiation and medications. She completed her MSc Advanced practice in UCD in 2004. Margaret established Ireland’s first Injury unit in Monaghan hospital and worked there until she was invited to establish an injury …

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Mr. David Delaney

David is the newly elected Secretary. He currently works in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick. David graduated from the University of Tasmania in Australia and started his career in cardiac care. From there he worked in the Intensive care units of the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, the Royal Prince Alfred, Sydney, St. James Hospital, Dublin and University Hospital Limerick. He is currently a Clinical Skills Facilitator in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick. He has previously studied a postgraduate diploma in Intensive Care Nursing with NUI Galway and is currently in his dissertation year of this Masters in Advanced Nursing Care also with NUI Galway. David will be a registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner once his MSc is complete. David also holds a position on the student subgroup of the International Council of Nurses NP/APN network.