Irish Student Health Association News
The annual GP Buddy Awards take place this evening, Friday 13th September, in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. The Irish Student Health Association would like to congratulate our wonderful colleague, Theresa Lowry-Lehnen, of IT Carlow, on her nomination and shortlisting in the Practice Nurse of the Year category and we wish her the very best of luck for tonight's ceremony! » read more
Student Health Matters - exciting new App & interactive eBook available for Irish 3rd Level Students!
Irish students will now be able access safe, evidence based and reliable health information instantly at the touch of a button. The Irish Student Health Association (ISHA) has launched a new 'Student Health Matters' App and Interactive eBook, providing students with easy, quick and convenient access to reliable and relevant health information, all in one place. » read more
The 71st Annual Conference of the UK Student Health Association took place at Sheffield University from 30th June- 3rd July 2019. An extremely well organised event with a wide variety of visiting speakers and educational workshops, the conference attracted members from all over the UK and some delegates who attended even travelled from as far away as New Zealand. The Irish Student Health Association was represented and had two of its members present. » read more
IT Carlow Student Medical Centre 'Smokeless Campus' Project shortlisted for 2019 Irish Healthcare Centre Awards, Nursing Project of the Year.
IT Carlow Student Medical Centre, and Nurse Theresa Lowry-Lehnen, have received deserved recognition of the excellent 'Smokeless Campus' Smoking Cessation initiative, with it being shortlisted for this year's 2019 Irish Healthcare Centre Awards, Nursing Project of the Year. The project, which had a very significant positive impact, was displayed as a poster presentation at the ISHA 2019 Conference and was also published in medical and nursing journals in recent months. » read more
Excellent overview provided on Rheumatoid Arthritis, by Theresa Lowry-Lehnen, in her new article which has just been published in the Medical Independent's Update Journal on Rheumatology. The article provides a great, in-depth review of the pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis and management options for this important, and not uncommon, autoimmune condition. » read more
New research published by the Asthma Society of Ireland, confirms the enormity of the asthma burden. Annual national economic burden of asthma = €472M In 2017: 2.4 million GP and 625,000 Practice Nurse asthma consultations 421,000 Specialist and 133,000 Emergency Department visits 8,000 hospital admissions Implementation of an asthma self-management programme could reduce asthma hospitalisations by up to 50% and could potentially save €102 million » read more
A recent article on Crohn's Disease, authored by Theresa Lowry-Lehnen, Clinical Nurse Practitioner & Associate Lecturer at Institute of Technology Carlow, and ISHA Assistant PRO, has been incorporated into a new online CPD Module/Tutorial. This module discusses the clinical presentation and the main types of Crohn's disease. It also addresses the diagnosis, treatment and management of this emotionally challenging and physically debilitating disease. » read more
The recent Men's Health Week, which finished just last Friday, was wrapped up with a great Podcast on KCLR Live from our own assistant PRO, Theresa Lowry-Lehnen, in which she highlighted and sought to raise awareness on a wide variety of men's health issues. » read more
The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published a health technology assessment recommending the introduction of a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme for populations at substantial risk of sexual acquisition of HIV. HIQA has advised the Minister for Health that the HTA found that the successful implementation of a national PrEP programme in Ireland would be safe, effective and cost-saving. » read more
The Asthma Society of Ireland recently launched their newly updated asthma E-Learning programme and new 'Asthma Action Plan'. The E-Learning programme, 'Care of Adults and Children with Asthma E-Learning Education Programme' will help healthcare professionals increase their knowledge in asthma care, while the Asthma Action Plan will allow patients and healthcare professionals to work together to get the patient's asthma under control. » read more