Ms Yvonne Conway

RGN, RNT, BNS, MSc

 
researcher
 

Biography

Yvonne Conway is a registered general nurse and nurse tutor with specialist clinical experience in Emergency nursing in the UK, Ireland and USA.  Yvonne has a particular interest in trauma nursing and worked in a number of level 1 trauma centres in the States.  Her clinical certifications included Pre-hospital Trauma life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Cardiac life Support (ACLS), Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) instructor.  She has a first class honours (1st) Masters in primary care from the Royal College of Surgeons.  She developed and directed the Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Emergency) for AMNCH Hospital and Trinity College Dublin from 1998 – 2002. Currently, she is the programme director for the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Emergency) and the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Acute Medicine) in NUI Galway.  Research interests include – Emergency Nursing, Primary care, Post Graduate Specialist Nurse Education, Acute Medicine, Mental health issues in Emergency Nursing.  She is a member of the Mental Health Research Cluster in NUI Galway, the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Ethics Committee and is chair of the university Exam Security Group.  She was a co-applicant on the Health Research Board funded PRINCE study (2007) and National Office for Suicide Prevention SCAN review study (2012) carried out by the nursing and midwifery department NUI Galway. Currently working on a Cochrane systematic review examining the "  Interventions for the management of obesity in people with bipolar disorder’".                      

Research Interests

Emergency Nursing
Post Graduate Nurse Education
Mental health issues in Emergency Nursing
Trauma Care
Acute Medicine  

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Interventions for the management of obesity in people with bipolar disorder (Protocol)'
Tully A, Murphy E, Smyth S, Conway Y, Geddes J, Devane D, Kelly JP, Jordan F. (2018) 'Interventions for the management of obesity in people with bipolar disorder (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database Of Systematic Reviews , (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Alcohol misusers and the Emergency Department views of nursing and medical staff'
Ni Neachtain, E; Conway, Y (2014) 'Alcohol misusers and the Emergency Department views of nursing and medical staff'. International Emergency Nursing, 22 (4):247-248 [Details]
(2013) 'Life with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: striving for ‘controlled co‐existence’'
Cooney, A., Mee, L., Casey, D., Murphy, K., Burke, E., Conway, Y., Healy, D., Mooney, B., Murphy, J., & Kirwan, C. (2013) 'Life with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: striving for ‘controlled co‐existence’'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 22 (7-8):986-995 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2004) 'Computer based assessment in a baccalaureate undergraduate nursing programme, (Millennium Funding Awarded – NUIG)'
Conway, Y. (2004) 'Computer based assessment in a baccalaureate undergraduate nursing programme, (Millennium Funding Awarded – NUIG)' In: Working together for European Nursing Education How to develop skills/competencies. EU: Sibiu Bibliogr. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2018) 22nd International Philosophy of Nursing Conference
Conway, Y; Collins, S; Ní Chianáin, L (2018) The potential for missed care and impact on staff wellbeing - Emergency Nurses Views 22nd International Philosophy of Nursing Conference https://www.scribd.com/doc/239519234/ipons-conference-abstracts, [Details]
(2013) 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway
Conway, Y., Meskell, P., Meagher, C., Mooney, B., Hahessy, S. & Gannon, M. (2013) Fit for purpose: Nurse/Midwife managers perceptions of postgraduate blended learning programmes and their impact on clinical practice 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
(2018) The 37th RCSI Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2018
Collins, S., Conway, Y., Ni Chianain, L. (2018) An explorative study examining the transition experiences of staff working in an Emergency Department that was re-configured to a minor injury unit in the Midwest of Ireland The 37th RCSI Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2018 [Details]
(2011) 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Transforming healthcare through research and education
Conway, Y; Tully, A; Kirwan, C (2011) Challenges collecting research data from medical records 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Transforming healthcare through research and education [Details]
(2012) The 33nd RCSI Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference Royal College of Surgeons Conference
Conway, Y; White, G (2012) Into the blender, add emergency nurses and mix - use of blended learning in postgraduate specialist modules . In: Conway,Y; White, G eds. The 33nd RCSI Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference Royal College of Surgeons Conference http://www.rcsi.ie/files/facultyofnursingmidwifery/20120726092834_BookofAbstracts2012.pdf, [Details]
(2012) 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin
Dempsey, P; Conway,Y (2012) Critical Care Nurses' Knowledge of Sepsis: Development of a Validated Evaluation Questionnaire 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
(2013) Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin
Meskell, P., Butler, M.P. Devane, D., Murphy, K., Dowling, M., Smyth, S., Conway, Y., Tully, A., Jordan, F., Kennelly, B., Stephen Bradley, S. (2013) Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse (SCAN) service evaluation by General Practitioners 14th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin [Details]
(2014) 1st Global Conference on Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care
Ni Neachtain, E; Conway,Y (2014) Alcohol misusers and the emergency department - views of nursing and medical staff 1st Global Conference on Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care [Details]
(2008) Technologic Innovations in Nursing Education Conference, Hilton Head, USA
conway,y (2008) Using Technology in a post graduate emergency diploma programme . In: Conway, Y eds. Technologic Innovations in Nursing Education Conference, Hilton Head, USA [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2012) Evaluation of the Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse (SCAN) Service.
Bradley S, Murphy K, Devane D, Kennelly B, Meskell P, Dowling M, Smyth S, Tully A, Conway Y, Butler MP, Jordon F. (2012) Evaluation of the Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse (SCAN) Service. Health Service Executive, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2007) 'Negative Labelling of Patients in an Irish Emergency Department'
Conway, Y (2007) 'Negative Labelling of Patients in an Irish Emergency Department' Virginia Henderson International Library Collection -http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151247, (October, 2011) . [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2004) Irish Emergency Nurses views on “inappropriate attenders” . Conference proceedings from 5th Annual International Research Conference ,Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology. University of Dublin Trinity College.
Conway, Y. (2004) Irish Emergency Nurses views on “inappropriate attenders” . Conference proceedings from 5th Annual International Research Conference ,Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology. University of Dublin Trinity College. Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) The Emergency Department’s role as a primary care provider . Conference proceedings from The Fourth National Conference of the Irish Society For Immediate Care in partnership with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and the Departments of General Practice - University College Dublin & National University of Ireland, Galway.
Conway, Y. (2004) The Emergency Department’s role as a primary care provider . Conference proceedings from The Fourth National Conference of the Irish Society For Immediate Care in partnership with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and the Departments of General Practice - University College Dublin & National University of Ireland, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Irish nurses perceptions of primary care attenders in Emergency Departments . Research Paper presented at the Sharing Best Practice Conference, Nursing & Midwifery Practice Development Unit, Health Service Executive Western Area.
Conway, Y. (2005) Irish nurses perceptions of primary care attenders in Emergency Departments . Research Paper presented at the Sharing Best Practice Conference, Nursing & Midwifery Practice Development Unit, Health Service Executive Western Area. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Postgraduate students’ experiences and appraisal of microteaching as a teaching strategy, . presented at Transforming healthcare through Research, Education and Technology, 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Research conference School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin.
Mooney, B., Smyth, S Conway, Y (2009) Postgraduate students’ experiences and appraisal of microteaching as a teaching strategy, . presented at Transforming healthcare through Research, Education and Technology, 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Research conference School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2007) The use of Journal clubs as a teaching and learning strategy for use in practice development. Poster presented at Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice International Conference, NUIG.
Conway, Y. (2007) The use of Journal clubs as a teaching and learning strategy for use in practice development. Poster presented at Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice International Conference, NUIG. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Development and Evaluation of a Trauma Documentation Chart. Poster presented at Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice International Conference, NUIG.
Conway, Y ( (2007) Development and Evaluation of a Trauma Documentation Chart. Poster presented at Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice International Conference, NUIG. Conference Poster [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
(2015) Emergency staff’ lacks resources to treat intoxicated patients'.
Conway, Y (2015) Emergency staff’ lacks resources to treat intoxicated patients'. http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/under-the-influence/emergency-staff-lack-resources-t: Newspaper Articles [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2003) Negative labelling of patients presenting with primary care type injuries/illnesses to Irish Accident & Emergency Departments.
Conway,Y (2003) Negative labelling of patients presenting with primary care type injuries/illnesses to Irish Accident & Emergency Departments. Thesis [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Society of Acute Medicine UK Keep abreast of movements in the UK 02-FEB-13 /
HSE Irish Acute Medicine Nurse Interest Group AS programme director for the masters in nursing (acute medicine) - consultancy regarding the programme in nursing (acute medicine) 02-FEB-13 /
Emergency Nurses Association Maintain knowledge of emergency nursing 10-SEP-10 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
University Examinations Security Group Chair of committee 01-SEP-13 /
College Ethics Committee (CMNHS) Member - 03-SEP-10 / 03-SEP-18
School mental health research cluster Member - develop bids and pursue research relevant to mental health 01-SEP-10 /
School Teaching and Learning Committee Contribution and development of teaching policies, terms of reference, marking grids and rubrics, evaluation of educational initiatives 01-SEP-08 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
North Shore University Hospital, JFK Medical Centre, American Mobile Nurses Emergency Staff Nurse Level 1 Trauma Centres 01-MAR-93 / 10-AUG-98
AMNCH Tallaght Nurse Tutor 10-SEP-98 / 01-MAR-02
University College Hospital Galway Nurse tutor 01-MAR-02 / 01-SEP-03
National University of Ireland Galway Lecturer above the bar 01-SEP-03 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2003 Royal College Of Surgeons Msc Primary Care
1988 Thames College of Health Care Studies Registered General Nurse Nursing
1998 University College Dublin Bachelor of Nursing Studies Nursing

Consultancy

  Client Description
University of Limerick
External Examiner
HSE
Acute Medicine Nurse Interest Group

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Other First responder Oranmore - Basic Life support and AED /
Other Links with clinical partners in emergency medicine and acute medical nursing /
Other Fundraising Oranmore Coastal Rescue Service /

Other Activities

  Description

Basic Life Support Instructor Irish Heart Association

Teach advanced physical assessment skills

Teaching Interests

Emergency Nursing,  Acute Medicine, post graduate nurse education, competencies, primary care, basic life support, advanced physical assessment skills, trauma simulation (OSCE)

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2016 Specialist Patient Popluations in Emergency Nursing NU613
2016 Essential Physical Assessment Skills NU607 Acute medicine programme
2016 competencies for two postgraduate programmes NU921
2016 Specialist Medical Emergencies NU611
2016 competency NU922
2016 Surgical emergencies and Trauma NU612
2016 Principles and Practice of Acute Medical Nursing NU606