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Covid-19 HSE Clinical Guidance and Evidence

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Supports for nurses/midwives and those returning to professional practice in response to Covid-19

HSE's online learning and development portal HSeLand provides you with guidance if you are currently working in or returning to registered professional practice to help with patient care in light of developments relating to coronavirus (Covid-19).

Resource packs are available for Registered Nurses and Midwives and for those returning to practice for the following areas:

  • Children’s Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • General Nursing
  • Intellectual Disability Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Older Person’s Services
  • Public Health Nursing

HSELanD will certify completion of Covid-19 programmes

Staff who are returning to practice and need support with education and training can contact their local Centre of Nurse and Midwifery Education (CNMEs) or local Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit (NMPDUs)


A. Resource Pack for Registered Children's Nurses and Registered Nurses/Registered Children's Nurses Returning to Children's Nursing in response to Covid-19 outbreak 2020

Break down of resource pack content:

  1. Introduction
  2. Covid-19 Overview
  3. Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues
  4. Professional Development in Clinical Practice
  5. Medication Management In Children
  6. Basic Health needs of a Baby and Child
  7. Management of violence and aggression
  8. Health and Safety
  9. Infection Prevention and Control

B. Resource Pack for Registered Midwives and Registered Midwives Returning to Professional Practice in response to Covid-19 Outbreak 2020

Break down of resource pack content:

  1. Introduction- Midwifery Practice
  2. Covid-19 Overview
  • Clinical Handover
  • Communication
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy eLearning
  • Health & Safety          
  • Infection Prevention and Control      
  • Irish Healthcare System         
  • Medicine Management         
  • Midwifery Practice- Part 1     
  • Midwifery Practice- Part 2     
  • Professional Ethical & Legal Issues    
  • Venepuncture and Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation

C. Resource Pack for Registered Nurses and Registered Nurses Returning to Professional Nursing Practice (General) in response to Covid-19 outbreak 2020

Break down of resource pack content:

  1. Introduction- Resource Pack for Registered Nurses Returning to Professional Nursing Practice (General) in response to Covid-19 Outbreak 2020
  2. Covid-19 Overview
  3. Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues        

D. Resource Pack for Registered Nurses and Registered Nurses Returning to Professional Nursing Practice (Intellectual Disability) in response to Covid-19 outbreak 2020

Break down of resource pack content:

  1. Introduction- Resource Pack for Registered Nurses Returning to Professional Nursing Practice
  2. Covid-19 Overview           

E. Resource Pack for Registered Nurses and Registered Nurses Returning to Professional Nursing Practice (Mental Health) in response to Covid-19 outbreak 2020

Break down of resource pack content:

  1. Introduction- Resource Practice for Registered Nurses Returning to professional Nursing Practice (Mental Health)         
  2. Covid-19 Overview 
  3. Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues
  4. Nursing Process
  5. Management of violence and aggression
  6. Health and Safety
  7. Medication Management Resources
  8. Infection Prevention and Control
  9. Physical Health Needs

F. Resource Pack for Registered Nurses and Registered Nurses Returning to Professional Nursing Practice (Older Persons Services) in response to Covid-19 outbreak 2020

Break down of resource pack content:

  1. Introduction- Resource Pack for Registered Nurses Returning to Professional Nursing Practice
  2. Covid-19 Overview           

G. Resource Pack for Registered Nurses and Registered Nurses Returning to Professional Nursing Practice (Public Health) in response to Covid-19 outbreak 2020

Break down of resource pack content:

  1. Resource for Public Health Nursing Answering 'On Call for Ireland' During Covid-19
  2. Professional Updates 
  3. Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues  
  4. Nursing Models and Nursing Process
  5. Safety, Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
  6. Public Health Nursing - Covid-19 Priority Professional Practice
  7. Useful Resources  

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