Nursing and Midwifery
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
College Road,

T: +353 21 490 1469
E: sile.creedon@ucc.ie

My background is in nursing and midwifery. I am a college lecturer teaching undergraduate and postgraduate nurses and midwives in University College Cork. My areas of expertise are infection control in hospital settings, health informatics and research.

I am currently exploring possible links between healthcare workers perceptions of their work environment and infection control in acute care hospitals in Ireland. I am also exploring healthcare workers ICT competencies in Irish healthcare settings. 

I am interested in exploring how individuals teach and learn, particularly those with a disability of any type.

Research Interests

As part of a research team, I have recently been awarded funding from the Erasmus Life Long Learning for a European diabetes project with partners in Finland, Lithuania and Estonia. I have also received funding from ECOLAB pharmaceutical company in relation to my PhD study - total funding awarded : 408,919.00. I review manuscripts for the American Journal of Infection Control and I am also on the editorial board of the Open Access Journal. I speak nationally and internationally at research conferences - mainly related to the area of infection control but also on the area of Informatics. I have led a multidisciplinary research project (invited by HSE West) in investigating healthcare workers hand hygiene practices in four acute care hospitals and findings will be published in an Infection Control Journal in December 2008

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2004)'Innovations in Teaching: Teaching IT to Undergraduate Nurses'
Creedon, S.; (2004) 'Innovations in Teaching: Teaching IT to Undergraduate Nurses' In: University College Cork as a Learning Organisation. 2004. Cork: Univeristy College, Cork. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2007)'Preparing Nurses Online to work Offline'
Creeon, S.; (2007) 'Preparing Nurses Online to work Offline'. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 11 (1) [Details]
(2006)'Infection Control: behavioural issues for healthcare workers'
Creedon, S.; (2006) 'Infection Control: behavioural issues for healthcare workers'. Clinical Governance: an international journal, 11 (4):316-325 [Details]
(2006)'Healthcare workers hand decontamination practices: An Irish study'
Creedon, S.; (2006) 'Healthcare workers hand decontamination practices: An Irish study'. Journal of Clinical Nursing Research, 15 :6-26 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Healthcare workers' hand decontamination practices: compliance with recommended guidelines'
Creedon, S.; (2005) 'Healthcare workers' hand decontamination practices: compliance with recommended guidelines'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 51 (3) [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2006)'Member of Editorial Board'
Creeson, S.; (2006) 'Member of Editorial Board' Open Access Jounal Board, . [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2007)Money Matters in relation to Healthcare associated Infections. PHHE (Private Hospital Healthcare Europe).
Creedon, S. Gould, DJ. ; (2007) Money Matters in relation to Healthcare associated Infections. PHHE (Private Hospital Healthcare Europe). Camden Publishers, London. [Details]

Abstract

YearPublication
(2008)RCN Annual International Nursing Conference:.
Creedon, S. Mannix, M. ; (2008) RCN Annual International Nursing Conference:. Abstract Globe icon [Details]
(2007)Eight Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control.
Creedon, S. Mannix, M. Slevin, B. O¿Connell, N. O¿Connor, L. Doyle, A. De Souza, V. ; (2007) Eight Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control. Abstract [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2008Prize Bestowed of 398,919 Erasmus ¿ Life Long Learning
2008Prize Bestowed of 10,000 ECOLAB Company

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2008)Hand hygiene practices: implications for Psychiatric Nurses,
Creedon, S.; (2008) Invited by HSE Psychiatric Nursing Services: Study Day. [Invited Oral Presentation], Hand hygiene practices: implications for Psychiatric Nurses, Cork , 04-APR-08 - 04-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)13th Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium,
Creedon, S.; (2008) Web based methodologies to teach diverse subjects in both Under and Postgraduate Nurse Education in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 13th Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium, Healthcare informatics Soceity of Ireland, Dublin , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2007)Healthcare associated infections: the bigger picture,
Creedon, S.; (2007) Invited by: PEI. A partnership for Healthcare. [Invited Oral Presentation], Healthcare associated infections: the bigger picture, Belfast , 23-OCT-07 - 23-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Soceity for Social Medicine Conference hosted by the School of Public Health and Epidemiology, UCC,
Creedon, S.; (2007) Website: www.ucc.ie/publichealth. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Soceity for Social Medicine Conference hosted by the School of Public Health and Epidemiology, UCC, UCC , 01-SEP-07 - 01-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007)HISI Annual Conference : Exploring the Nursing Care Record in the context of integrated care delivery,
Creedon, S.; (2007) www.hisi.ie. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], HISI Annual Conference : Exploring the Nursing Care Record in the context of integrated care delivery, Dublin , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006)Education and Technology: EdTech,
Creedon, S.; (2006) Innovations in teaching final year nursing students. [Oral Presentation], Education and Technology: EdTech, Sligo Institute of Technology , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)The behavioural element of hand hygiene,
Creedon, S.; (2006) Invited by: Infection Control Nurses Group, HSE South. [Invited Oral Presentation], The behavioural element of hand hygiene, Cork , 20-OCT-06 - 20-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)Money matters in relation to hospital acquired infection,
Creedon, S.; (2006) Invited by MRSA and Families Network. [Invited Oral Presentation], Money matters in relation to hospital acquired infection, Waterford , 04-NOV-06 - 04-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)National Nursing and Midwifery Informatics Conference, Invited speaker,
Creedon, S.; (2006) Use of ICT in Nurse Education. [Other], National Nursing and Midwifery Informatics Conference, Invited speaker, Sligo Institute of Technology , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)National Nursing and Midwifery Informatics Conference,
Creedon, S. ; (2006) Use of ICT in Nurse Education. [Oral Presentation], National Nursing and Midwifery Informatics Conference, Sligo , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2004)Globalisation and Inclusion: Challenges for Professional Education in the Third Level Sector. An International conference,
Creedon, S.; (2004) Teaching IT to Undergraduate Nurses. [Oral Presentation], Globalisation and Inclusion: Challenges for Professional Education in the Third Level Sector. An International conference, University College Cork , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2003)Northern Health and Social Serviced Board: Evidenced based care,
Creedon, S.; (2003) Healthcare workers hand hygiene practices: compliance with guidelines. [Oral Presentation], Northern Health and Social Serviced Board: Evidenced based care, Ballymena , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2003)Annual International Research Conference,
Creedon, S.; (2003) Healthcare workers hand hygiene practices in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Annual International Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2003)4th International Research Conference,
Creedon, R.; (2003) Healthcare workers hand hygiene practices in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 4th International Research Conference, University of Dublin, Trinity College , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2003)3rd European Nursing Congress,
Creedon, S.; (2003) Healthcare Workers Hand Decontamination Practices: An Irish Study. [Oral Presentation], 3rd European Nursing Congress, Amsterdam , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery, UCC Lecturer/
Mercy University Hospital, Cork Nurse Tutor/
National Maternity Hospital, Dublin Registered Midwife/
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork Registered General Nurse/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2006City University London PHD
2000University College Cork MSc Nursing(Res)
1993University College Dublin Bachelor of Nursing Studies
1997Joint Examining Board, UK DiplomaDiploma (Teachers) IT
1992Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland DiplomaHealth Promotion and Community Health