• Obstructive lung disease in Ireland: is it time to include BMI level? [Poster]

      Migone, C; SoRa, B; O'Connor, M; Peelo, Damien; McCormack, S; Department of Public Health, HSE-East. University of California, Berkeley, COPD Support Ireland. Irish Thoracic Society. (Irish Thoracic Society, 2015-11)
    • Offaly alcohol-related harm profile 2019

      Goggin, Deirdre; Cullen, Louise; O'Kane, Joan; O'Donovan, Diarmuid; Mason Mohan, Caroline; Health Profile Working Group; Health Service Executive (HSE) (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2019-07)
    • Osteporosis - a public health concern

      O’Connor, Máire; Gavin, Anna; O’Shea, Maura (Department of Public Health, 2002)
    • Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival in rural Northwest Ireland: 17 years' experience.

      Masterson, Siobhán; Wright, Peter; Dowling, John; Swann, David; Bury, Gerard; Murphy, Andrew; Department of Public Health Medicine, Health Service Executive North-West, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland. siobhan.masterson@hse.ie (2011-05)
      SAVES, the name used to describe a register of survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), was established in rural Northwest Ireland in 1992. From 1992 to 2008, 80 survivors were identified (population 239,000 (2006)). Most incidents were witnessed (69/70) and all were in shockable rhythm at the time of first rhythm analysis (66/66). Of 66 patients who could be traced, 46 were alive in December 2008. Average survival rates appeared to increase over the lifetime of the database. SAVES has also contributed to the development of a national OHCA register.
    • Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis in Carlow town Spring 2012

      Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health (Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health, 2015-02)
    • Palliative care needs assessment:Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath executive summary

      Health Service Executive (HSE), Dublin Mid-Leinster; Palliative Care Needs Assessment Steering Committee; Canny, Melissa Dr.; Kiernan, Regina Dr. (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2006-09)
    • Paper 6: EUROCAT member registries: organization and activities

      Greenlees, Ruth; Neville, Amanda; Addor, Marie-Claude; Amar, Emmanuelle; Arriola, Larraitz; Bakker, Marian; Barisic, Ingeborg; Boyd, Patricia A.; Calzolari, Elisa; Doray, Berenice; et al. (2011)
    • Patient Barriers to Adequate Analgesia among Irish Palliative Care Patients

      McDarby, Geraldine; Evans, David S; Kiernan, Regina (Journal of Palliative care and Pediatrics, 2017-02)
    • Patient satisfaction with a hepatitis B vaccination programme among persons with an intellectual disability.

      Cooney, Fionnuala; Department of Public Health Medicine, Bridgewater House, Rockwood Parade, Sligo, Ireland. fionnuala.cooney@hse.ie (Journal of intellectual disabilities : JOID, 2009-09)
      This article demonstrates that a patient satisfaction survey can be carried out to evaluate the acceptability of a hepatitis B vaccination programme among persons with an intellectual disability. In this exploratory study, involving six clients, 41 care staff and three managers of intellectual disability services, core themes were identified on the acceptability of the programme. The following recommendations are made: a respectful attitude should be shown to all clients by the healthcare providers; appropriate information about the programme should be provided that is tailored to the needs and receptive capability of all recipients and their carers; the intervention should be delivered in an environment, and by healthcare personnel, familiar to clients; carers should be attentive to the possibility of adverse effects; and explicit, ethically stringent policies should be in place on the use of physical restraint. The article makes suggestions regarding future work in assessing patient satisfaction among this client group.
    • Position paper on climate change mitigation in Ireland

      Health Service Executive, Public Health Medicine Environment and Health Group (2017-08)
    • Position paper on national congenital anomalies registry (NCAR)

      Health Service Executive (HSE); Public Health Medicine Environment and Health Group (2017-12)
    • Position paper on wind turbines and public health

      Health Service Executive (HSE); HSE Public Health Medicine Environment and Health Group (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2017-02)
    • Potential organ donor audit in Ireland.

      Hegarty, M; O'Neill, W; Colreavy, F; Dwyer, R; Cunningham, P; Hanlon, M; Department of Public Health, HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster, Tullamore, Co Offaly. mary.hegarty@hse.ie (2010-11)
      As increasing demand for organs is a challenge for transplant services worldwide it is essential to audit the process of organ donation. To address this, a national audit of potential organ donors was undertaken across hospitals with Intensive Care Units (N = 36). Questionnaires were returned on all patients (n = 2073) who died in these units from 1/9/07-31/8/08; 200 (10%) of these patients were considered for Brain Stem Testing (BST), 158 patients (79%) were diagnosed Brain Stem Dead (BSD) and 138 patients (87%) became potential donors. Consent for donation was given by 92 (69%) next of kin and 90 potential donors (65%) became organ donors. There was no evidence of a large number of potential organ donors being missed. Recommendations included completion of BSTs on all appropriate patients, development of support on BST, referral of all BSD patients to the Organ Procurement Service; enhanced co-ordination within hospitals and sustained information/education campaigns.
    • A practical guide to immunisation

      Health Service Executive (HSE); Corcoran, Brenda; Cotter, Suzanne; Clarke, Anna; Morrissey, Yvonne; O'Meara, Mary (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2008-04)
    • Preliminary results census 2016: CHO 4 and CHO 5

      Hegarty, Heather; Leane, Gemma (2016-08)
    • Preparedness of elderly long-term care facilities in HSE East for influenza outbreaks.

      O'Connor, L; Boland, M; Murphy, H (Irish Medical Journal, 2015-01)
      Abstract We assessed preparedness of HSE East elderly long-term care facilities for an influenza outbreak, and identified Public Health Department support needs. We surveyed 166 facilities based on the HSE checklist document for influenza outbreaks, with 58% response rate. Client flu vaccination rates were > 75%; leading barriers were client anxiety and consent issues. Target flu vaccine uptake of 40% in staff occurred in 43% of facilities and was associated with staff vaccine administration by afacility-attached GP (p = 0.035), having a facility outbreak plan (p = 0.013) and being anon-HSE run facility (p = 0.013). Leading barriers were staff personal anxiety (94%) and lack of awareness of the protective effect on clients (21%). Eighty-nine percent found Public Health helpful, and requested further educational support and advocacy. Staff vaccine uptake focus, organisational leadership, optimal vaccine provision models, outbreak plans and Public Health support are central to the influenza campaign in elderly long-term care facilities.
    • Preventing chronic disease: defining the problem

      Jennings, Siobhan M; Prevention of Chronic Disease Programme, Health Service Executive (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2014-04)
    • The prevention and control of health care associated infections in Ireland background briefing March 2007

      Health Service Executive (HSE) (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2007-03)
    • A prolonged outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease in an extended Irish Traveller family across three Health Service Executive (HSE) areas in Ireland, 2010 to 2013

      Health Service Executive (HSE); O’Connor, L; Ward, M; Bennett, D; Mulhall, R; O’Lorcain, P; Cunney, R; Cunney, R; McDermott, R; Neville, E; et al. (Eurosurveillance, 2015-05-28)