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PCOC Webinar: The benefits of using PCOC assessment tools in routine clinical practice to drive quality
May 31, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm€30.00 – €40.00
Access to the webinar via MS Teams will be circulated to registered delegates in advance of the webinar.
Early bird fee of €30 is available until May 8th. Full price fee is €40. Tickets will not be available for purchase after May 29th.
- To demonstrate the impact of PCOC assessment tools on clinical practice and patient care.
- To demonstrate how PCOC helps drive quality improvement.
- To identify challenges encountered to achieving success in using PCOC.
- To report both patient and staff views on using PCOC
- Enhance understating of the impact of using PCOC.
- Further understand the distinction of phases using case studies.
- How to use PCOC for quality improvement in practice.
- Understand the importance of proving effectiveness of palliative care through PCOC.
Title of Presentation
|10.00||The impact of using the PCOC assessment tools on clinical practice and patient care||Maree Banfield|
|10.35||The use of case studies to illustrate the uniqueness and distinction for each phase assessment||Maree Banfield|
|11.05||PCOC Quality Improvement Tools – examples and evidence that PCOC drives quality improvement||Sabina Clapham|
|11.45||The challenges to achieving success in using PCOC||Sabina Clapham|
|12.10||Feedback from Patients||Siobháin Coffey|
|12.20||Feedback from Staff||Martina O’Reilly|
|12.35||From bedside to benchmarks and continuous quality improvement in palliative care – the Irish context||Feargal Twomey|
Maree Banfield, Quality and Improvement Facilitator Project Lead
Maree Banfield is a Quality and Improvement Facilitator Project Lead at the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) at the University of Wollongong. Maree joined PCOC in 2005 and was integral in establishing the program and developing and embedding the PCOC assessment tools into clinical practice across the country. The information collected from these assessments forms the basis of the outcome measurements and benchmarking process for PCOC. Maree had a career break from 2014 to 2021 and has now returned to continue working with services to ensure palliative care services drive towards improving the care provided for patients at end of life. Maree is a registered nurse with a Masters in Nursing and certificate in palliative care. Maree has many years’ experience in palliative care having worked in various clinical and senior management roles in teaching hospitals in Sydney, Australia. Maree is also a past president of Palliative Care NSW and board member of Palliative Care Australia. There will be an opportunity to ask questions after each presentation.
Sabina Clapham, Quality and Education Manager, PCOC
Mrs Sabina Clapham is the Quality and Education Manager for the Australian Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration and a Research Fellow with the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), University of Wollongong, Australia. Mrs Clapham liaises with Commonwealth and state/territory government representatives throughout Australia to ensure access to high-quality palliative care, while also facilitating education and quality improvement approaches internationally. Mrs Clapham has a Masters in Clinical Nursing, along with specialist qualification in palliative care nursing, and training and assessment. She has worked in aged care and palliative care, and a number of palliative care quality and education positions and projects.
Martina O’Reilly, Head of Education, Quality and Research
Martina O’Reilly is the Head of Education, Research and Quality at Milford Care Centre since January 2014 and has more than 20 years’ experience of working in Palliative Care. She originally qualified as an Occupational Therapist in Trinity College Dublin and initiated the first Occupational Therapy service in Milford Care Centre. Martina was previously the Quality and Safety Coordinator in Milford Care Centre and project managed the Centre’s successful application to become the first Irish Hospice to achieve accreditation in 2007 with the then Irish Health Services Accreditation Board. Martina was awarded a clinical research fellowship in palliative care by the AIIHPC in 2013. She was awarded her PhD in 2015 for a research project entitled “The development and evaluation of palliative care admission assessment tool”. Dr O Reilly is a key member of the group responsible for the implementation of the Australian Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration model of quality assurance in the Irish setting.
Dr Feargal Twomey Consultant in Palliative Medicine, MB FRCPI MRCP (Lond) is a consultant in palliative medicine at Milford Care Centre and the UL hospitals group. Dr Twomey was recently appointed as the National Clinical Lead for Palliative Care. His interests include Clinical Outcomes and Continuous Quality Improvement in Palliative Care, Clinical Ethics and evidence based, patient centered care.
Siobháin Coffey: PCOC Improvement Facilitator (IF).
Siobháin has been in her improvement facilitator role since May 2021 and is based at Milford Care Centre in Limerick. Siobháin’s role is supporting organisations nationally to implement, embed and sustain PCOC. Since joining Milford as a staff nurse 15 years ago Siobháin has worked in a range of management positions – CNM I, CNM II and Community Services Manager in both Specialist Inpatient and Community Services. She most recently worked as a CNM I in the inpatient unit at Milford Hospice. Siobháin has completed her certificate in Health Services Management, Higher Diploma in Palliative Care, Masters in Palliative Care and recently the RCPI Quality Improvement and Leadership Programme. She has been integrally involved in PCOC at Milford since its inception in 2017 and presented on The Irish Experience of Implementing PCOC at the 2019 PCOC Outcomes and Benchmarking Conference in Sydney.
3 CEUs Continuing Education Units (CEUs) have been approved by An Bord Altranais Cnáimhseachais Na hÉireann (The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland). Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation points have been applied for from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).