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- PublicationDeveloping a Measure of Intellectual Capital fit: an Approach to Improve Business Processes(Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2016-04-13)Accounting standards acknowledge the importance of Intangible Assets in evaluating a Company Value. In this period of turbulent markets, the capacity of a company to resist is strictly connected to its ability to leverage and develop its Intellectual Capital. This article makes a point in the literature about Intangible assets as a strategic asset for companies' development. We will show how the adoption of proper Knowledge Management practices can help the exploitation of the intangible asset as a key competitive factor. Intellectual capital is an asset difficult to measure. However, the intellectual capital is relevant when producing value for an organization. The approach that we have developed at Corvinus University, and we are testing in different business contexts is promising to provide an indication of the real fit of competencies between individuals and the required knowledge necessary to run an organization.
- PublicationEnhancing GP care of mental health disorders post-Covid 19: A scoping review of interventions(2021-09-28)
; ; ; ; ; ;An abundance of literature is being published reporting the negative mental health sequelae of the COVID-19 pandemic. This surge in mental health problems will likely present to primary care over the coming months. Initiatives are being proposed nationally and internationally to tackle this problem. It is of utmost importance for general practitioners to have interventions in place which can improve care of these mental illnesses. This research aims to undertake a scoping review of the literature to examine interventions which could be implemented in general practice post COVID-19 to improve care of mental health disorders arising from the pandemic. 39
- PublicationHigher Diploma in Mental Health Nursing(2019-10-17)
; ; ; ; ; ; ;The Higher Diploma in Mental Health Nursing was launched in 2017 and is now entering its fourth year. On successful completion of this 53-week programme, participants are entitled to register with the NMBI in the psychiatric nurse division. 78
- PublicationHow effective are General Nurses in recognising and preventing delirium in hospitalised patients?(2020-03-07)
;The literature indicates that delirium is a common problem among hospitalized patients in the acute hospital settings. The prevalence of delirium is reported to be 20-30% on medical wards within the acute setting (NICE, 2010). It is also reported by the HSE (2015) that it is being missed up to 67% of the time. METHODS: The study design was a descriptive cross-sectional survey of practicing nurses in the general ward setting, using an anonymized questionnaire. The questionnaire was divided into two sections, part A provided demographic characteristics and part B provided the level of knowledge the nurse will demonstrate on delirium. RESULTS: The questionnaire had a completion rate of 75% of the target population. Both electronic 30% and paper versions 70% of the questionnaire were used. Professional status was broken into three sections, Staff Nurse 62%, Nurse Specialist 17% and Nursing Management 21%. Years of experience was segregated into four sections, 0-5 years (9%), 6-10 years (10%), 11-20 years (43%) and finally 20 years or greater (38%). The participant’s level of knowledge on delirium was assessed by the 69 questions. The scores attained by the nurses from the knowledge questionnaire regarding delirium varied from 0 the lowest to 60 the highest, 41.31 +/- 12.883 being the average score. Scores were also viewed from professional status. Staff nurses (n=65) had a mean score of 41.25, +/- 13.552, Nurse Specialist Group (n=18) had a mean score of 42.83, +/- 12.803 and Nursing Management (n=22) had a mean score of 40.27, +/- 12.803. CONCLUSION: This under-recognition, along with increasing evidence regarding delirium treatment opinions emphasises the importance of a prompt accurate diagnosis. Improving delirium assessment to ensure early identification is critical for timely and effective management, yet delirium prevention, screening, recognition, and treatment are challenging for all levels of nurses. 154
- PublicationThe impact of COVID-19 on attendance for reduced fetal movements during pregnancy(2022-03-10)
; ; ; ;Background: The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global pandemic on the 11th of March 2020. The Irish government subsequently imposed the first national lockdown and stringent measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 between March-May 2020. Concerns were raised about whether women were fearful of accessing maternity services during the lockdown. Maternal perception of reduced fetal movements (RFM) in pregnancy is a common reason for self-referral to maternity services. International guidelines recommend that women perceiving RFM attend their maternity unit for fetal assessment. Objectives: We sought to determine the impact of the first global pandemic lock-down on attendances for reduced fetal movements (RFM) during pregnancy in a large urban maternity unit. Methods: All women with a singleton pregnancy, presenting to the emergency department (ED) of the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin with a primary presentation of perceived reduced fetal movements after 24 weeks’ gestation between 1st January 2020 and 30th April 2020 were included. Findings: Between January 1 and February 29, 2020 there were 2135 total attendances to the ED; 264 of these were for RFM (12.4%). From March 1- April 30, we observed a significant decline in the number of attendances to ED, totalling 1458; 231 of these were for RFM (15.8%). During the first lock-down period (March-April 2020) overall attendances to the ED decreased by 31.7%, however referrals for RFM increased by 27.4%. Conclusions: There was a significant decrease in the number of attendances to the ED during the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic, however referrals for RFM increased. 31
- PublicationThe PIPPIN Project; Paediatric Intensive care Public Patient INvolvement, Where we started…(2018-12-05)
; ; ; ;The benefits of involving patients, families and service users in developing, implementing and evaluating healthcare services and research are being increasingly recognised. These include enhanced health outcomes, increased satisfaction with services and adherence to treatment. However, despite growing effectiveness of Paediatric Intensive Care (PIC) treatment and outcomes, there is a deficit in published evidence demonstrating the involvement of children and young people cared for in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in developing research that matters to them. In this context PIPPIN was developed with the aim of promoting Paediatric Intensive Care Public and Patient involvement. 98