Study Day for Nurses

Study Day for Nurses – Care of the Older Persons:

Towards a Restraint Free Environment.

Date: 29th November

Time: 9am-4.30pm

Venue: Auditorium, Marymount University Hospital & Hospice


Care of the Older Person Study Day: towards a restraint free environment 

This one day study day aims to enhance the knowledge and awareness of RGN’s, PHN’s around the elimination of the use of restraint or where this is not possible to restrict the use of all forms of restraint to those exceptional emergency situation where it is absolutely necessary. Where restraint is necessary it should only be applied in accordance with the law and best professional practice.” (DoHC 2011 P2). The study day will include the  prevention of restrictive practice in healthcare;  minimal, legal, safe use of restrictive practice; the legislation & national standards in this area; overview of restrictive practices; towards a restraint free environment; assessment for restraint; positive support plan for the management of the person who has been restrained; case studies.

The aim(s) of the study day are:

To enhance the knowledge of registered nurses in promoting a restraint free environment in care of the older person services.

To raise the nurse’s awareness of professional best practice based on legislation and regulations  if restrictive practices are absolutely necessary in limited circumstances.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the study day the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the key legislation, regulations and standards documents pertaining to personal liberty and restrictive practice in Ireland.
  • Define restrictive practice and the types of restrictive practices.
  • Be aware of perceptions of Irish health carers on restraint.
  • Discuss the current issues on restrictive practice in Ireland
  • Discuss the clinical challenges in providing a restraint free environment in clinical practice
  • Critically examine restrictive practice assessment in clinical practice.
  • Outline the principles required when implementing a restrictive practice procedure in limited circumstances adhering to international human right, national legislation, regulations, policy and evidence based practice guidelines” HIQA 2013 P4

Application Form

Application Form

Course Material

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How can I make a booking?

Bookings can be made through eventbrite

What are the early bird rates?

Early Bird Fee – €90 before the Monday, 29th October 2018

Full Fee – €100 after Monday, 29th October 2018

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please park in the Cork City Football Club Training Grounds, Curraheen, Co. Cork which is directly across from the hospital and close to Curraheen Greyhound Stadium.  A shuttle bus (Jerry O’ Brien) will be running from the Football Grounds from 7.45am – 9.15am to Marymount University Hospital & Hospice.  Please adhere to the instructions of the car parking attendant.  The bus will ferry attendees back to the Football Grounds in the afternoon from 4.30pm.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For further information please contact the Education Administrator, Education Centre, Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Curraheen, Co. Cork on Tel: 021-4501201 or Email:

What’s the refund policy?

28 days or more notice has to be given in respect of cancelling your place on the study day, in order to receive a full refund minus the €20.00 admin fee.  If cancellation notice is given between 9 & 27 days prior to the course, a 50% refund will be issued.  If cancellation notice is given in less than 9 days prior to the course, we will not be in a position to provide a refund.  In the case, of short notice due to unforeseen circumstances on the day, the participant must contact the education centre at Marymount to inform them that they cannot attend.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, in the event that you are unable to attend the study day.  A colleague may be substituted in your place provided that the Education Centre is notified in advance.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, provided that the Education Centre is notified in advance.

Can I attend part of the study day?

No as you must attend the full study day and have paid in full to receive your certificate of attendance containing Continuing Education Units from the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Data Protection?

In accordance with the Data Protection Legislation, we are required to inform you that your details will be retained and held on file for administrative purposes only by Marymount University Hospital & Hospice.  This information will not be passed on to any other organisation.

For further information please contact:

Education Administrator, Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Curraheen, Cork

Tel: 021 4501201 | Email: