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 a CNM 2. During this time he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing, and a MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice as well completing courses in medicinal prescribing and x-ray prescribing.

He is an adjunct lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and currently assists on the MSc Advanced Practice and Nurse Prescribing modules. He has co-authored modules for the Postgraduate Diploma courses in Nursing at NUIG. Along with his colleagues in the Emergency Department they he has undertaken a number of audits which they presented at both the IAEM and EUSEM conferences in 2017 and 2018. He was Chairman of the HSE West ANP Forum from 2016-2017. As well as the clinical aspect of his work his role also encompasses the provision of leadership and education to both nursing and other members of the multidisciplinary team.


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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.