Karen Powell
      • Karen Powell
      • Registered Nurse
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      • 9 Chess Business Park
      • Moor Road
      • Chesham
      • Buckinghamshire
      • HP5 1SD
      • 01494 792711
      • 01494 799999

Karen Powell

Registered Nurse

Qualifications

MSc Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care), Advanced Certificate in Continence Care, PG Dip Health

Specialisms

  • Continence
  • Catheterisation
  • Urology, Gynaecological and Day surgery
  • Bladder management
  • Stoma Care.

Introduction

I qualified as an Enrolled Nurse (General) in 1983 and gained level 1 registration in 2000.

Initially working as a preoperative practitioner for 16 years, I gained an interest in urology and gynaecology surgery. Whist working in a day surgery setting I had the opportunity of undertaking colonoscopies and urodynamic testing for patients with complex bladder symptoms.

Over the past 15 years I have had the opportunity of working at a senior level, developing services in acute, community and commercial sectors for patients with both bladder and bowel symptoms. As a lead clinician I provide specialist advice and support focussing on the use of medical devices in relation to bladder, bowel and ostomy care.

I have been involved in the delivery of training and education for the past 10 years with Birmingham City University and have successfully implemented educational modules for staff working within the care home sector.

I am also a Trustee for the COB Foundation charity that provides support to individuals with Painful Bladder Syndrome and Overactive Bladder.

Key areas of interest:

Complex continence assessments and implementation of treatment programmes Female, male and suprapubic catheterisation
Intermittent Catheterisation
Neuropathic bladder management and Overactive Bladder

I accept instructions from both Claimant and Defendant Solicitors and Insurers. I have undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to Expert Witnesses.

Professional Education

2007-2015: MSc Health and Social Care, Birmingham City University
2010: Advanced Certificate in Continence Care, University of Lancashire
2009: PG Dip in Management of Health and Social Care, De Montfort University
2007: PG Cert in Education, Birmingham City University
1998-2006: Independent/supplementary prescribing Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice ENB 998

Diploma of Higher Education in Professional Nursing Studies (level 1 registration) Continence Provision in the Clinical Setting ENB 978 level 2 & 3
BSc (Hons) Health Studies Independent/Supplementary Prescribing
University of Wolverhampton

1981-1983: Enrolled Nurse (General) Hull School of Nursing