Nicola Heaps, one of our nursing experts, appeared in court in July this year. The case related to...
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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 band 7 nurse within a neurology department managing a case load of 300 patients with multiple sclerosis. This role ranges from seeing patients in a variety of different settings including outpatient clinics, hospital wards, infusion suite for IV medication and in their homes. I am competent in all aspects of medicine management from prescribing to administration via a range of different routes.
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.
Clinically I am competent in ventilation, airway management and tracheostomy care. I have experience with invasive lines and taking blood samples. I have also cared for patients on dialysis and I am competent with fluid management including catheter care and 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.