Irish Student Health Association News

HIQA advises Minister for Health to introduce a PrEP programme to prevent HIV

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

 

Asthma Society launches new Action Plan

'Asthma Society launches new Action Plan' image 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

 

HSE Men on the Move Evaluation Report (12/06/2019)

As part of Men's Health Week, Minister Catherine Byrne TD, Minister of State for Health Promotion has launched the Men on the Move Evaluation Report. The report was commissioned by the HSE to investigate how Local Sports Partnerships together with the HSE and partners could use physical activity as a means for engaging with men about their health and wellbeing. » read more

 

'Asthma: An overview' article being published in American 'Nursing & Primary Care' Journal

''Asthma: An overview' article being published in American 'Nursing & Primary Care' Journal' image We are delighted to announce that the recent article from our Assistant PRO, Theresa Lowry-Lehnen, from IT Carlow, is to be published in the highly respected American Journal, Nursing & Primary Care. It is due recognition for the extremely high quality of the article, which provides an excellent comprehensive overview on Asthma for both doctors and nurses, from diagnosis, to treatment and management. » read more

 

DOH, 'Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2019 -2022' launched today 27/05/2019.

The 'Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2019 -2022' is aimed at tackling the most common type of cancer in Ireland. Over 11,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year and the number of cases is projected to double by 2045. The plan focuses on the fact that most skin cancers could be prevented. It addresses awareness of skin cancer prevention and has identified the priority groups as children, outdoor workers, those who participate in outdoor leisure activities and sunbed users. » read more

 

HIQA (23rd May, 2019) has published a HTA on C-reactive protein point-of-care testing (CRP POCT) to guide antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in primary care.

HIQA (23rd May, 2019) has published a HTA on C-reactive protein point-of-care testing (CRP POCT) to guide antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in primary care. Inappropriate antibiotic consumption is associated with increased antimicrobial resistance, which causes increased illness and death from bacterial infections. Approximately 2.4m prescriptions are issued for RTIs in Ireland per year. CRP POCT could significantly reduce that number. » read more

 

Smoking Cessation Interventions & Comprehensive Overview of Asthma - Update Journal on Respiratory Medicine

'Smoking Cessation Interventions & Comprehensive Overview of Asthma - Update Journal on Respiratory Medicine' image The Update Journal in this week's Medical Independent focuses on Respiratory Medicine and features two fantastic articles from our ISHA Assistant PRO, Theresa Lowry Lehnen. The articles cover the very important clinical topics of Smoking Cessation Interventions, as well as an outstanding comprehensive overview regarding Asthma, based on 2018 GINA guidelines. An article on pages 28/29 of the journal also highlights the newly released May 2019 GINA Asthma updates. » read more

 

HSE NATIONAL IMMUNISATION CONFERENCE THURSDAY 23RD MAY 2019

The IPNA are pleased to let members know that the HSE National Immunisation Conference on Thursday 23rd May will be live streamed for members on the e learning portal of the IPNA website. http://www.irishpracticenurses.ie Join the conversation on Twitter using #NIOConf and tweeting @hseimm » read more

 

Focus on Virology & Hepatitis C in Medical Independent

'Focus on Virology & Hepatitis C in Medical Independent' image Virology was the focus of the professional development section in the current issue of the Medical Independent, which included 2 excellent articles on Hepatitis C, one of which was written by IT Carlow Student Health Nurse & ISHA Assistant PRO, Theresa Lowry-Lehnen. » read more

 

Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches a European Charter to promote gender equality in the University sector (15th May 2019)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor T.D. Minister of State for Higher Education today (15th May 2019) formally launched a Charter to promote gender equality in the University sector. SAGE – Systemic Action for Gender Equality – is an EU-Horizon 2020 funded project designed to seek stronger action on gender equality in higher education and research. SAGE devises and implements interventions to advance gender equality in European countries, and is being led by Trinity College Dublin. » read more