Emily  Whisker

Emily Whisker

Registered Nurse

Qualifications 

BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Critical Care, MSc Health & Social Care, BSc Non-Medical Prescribing

Specialisms 

  • MS/ Neurological Conditions
  • Critical Care
  • Infusion Suite
  • Dialysis
  • Nurse Prescriber

Introduction 

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.