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Ms Maebh Barry

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I am a midwife lecturer with the Dept of Nursing with many years of experience in clinical practice. My research interests are in antenatal interventions such as the use of lullabies and the skills of Infant CPR in the transition to parenthood and student education.  There is a lack of research in the area of pregnant women and the acquisition of Infant Basic life support skills and I have contributed to research in this area.  I conducted a study on expectant parents’ knowledge, satisfaction and use of a Self-Instructional Infant CPR kit which has been presented at national and international conferences with publication in Midwifery and ISI journal.  Arising from this study was the need for a low cost intervention with the potential for widespread application to enable training in the event of an infant choking and basic life support for prospective parents. A research project has been successfully conducted in partnership the Paramedics Studies Department, with the innovative and unique use of a pillow mannequin and on line education programme to facilitate basic life support for prospective parents.

Publications

Nash, M., Barry, M. & Bradshaw, C. (2018). Midwives' experiences of caring for women with early pregnancy loss in an Irish maternity hospital. British Journal of Midwifery. 26 (12): 796-805. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.12.796

Barry, M., Dixon, M., Armstrong, C. & Keane, F. (2018). The Pillow Project: A low cost intervention with the potential for widespread application to enable training in the event of an infant choking and basic life support for prospective parents. Resuscitation. 130: e70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.07.139

Bradshaw, C., Barry, M., Noonan, M. & Murphy Tighe, S. & Atkinson, S. (2018). Preparing midwifery students for practice: The value of elective placements in enhancing midwifery practice. Midwifery. 59: 112-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.01.012

Barry, M., Quinn, C., Bradshaw, C., Noonan, M., Brett, M., Atkinson, S. & New, C.. (2016). Exploring perinatal death with midwifery students’ using a collaborative art project. Nurse Education Today. 48: 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.09.004

Barry, M. (2015). An evaluation of expectant parents knowledge, satisfaction and use of a self-instructional infant CPR kit. Midwifery. 31 (8): 805-810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2015.04.002