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BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Critical Care, MSc Health & Social Care, BSc Non-Medical Prescribing
I qualified as a registered nurse in 2005 and have gained significant experience working with adults across a wide range of nursing specialisms.
Currently I am working as a practice nurse within a general health centre, conducting consultations with patients for a variety of illnesses and ailments. This includes conducing a variety of physical assessments such as taking patient observations, blood sampling and cervical smears. I am a practicing non-medical prescriber and competent in wound dressing and assessment.
My previous role as a specialist nurse included, seeing patients in a variety of different settings including outpatient clinics, hospital wards, infusion suite for IV medication and in their homes.
I also continue to do bank shifts as a critical care nurse in intensive care and the medical high dependence unit. This aspect of my work gives me a broad range of skills and knowledge looking after complex patients with both clinical and cognitive care needs. Additionally, I work as an advance practitioner for the neurology department performing lumbar punctures for diagnostic testing.
Clinically I am competent in ventilation, airway management and tracheostomy care. I have experience with invasive lines, cannula insertion and taking blood samples. I am competent with fluid management including female catheter insertion. I have experience with all aspects of bladder, bowel and nutritional needs.
I ensure I keep up to date with the latest research relevant to my area of work and regularly attend UK and international medical conferences.
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 Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to expert witnesses.