Teaching Fellow/Clinical nurse specialist, Victoria University of Wellington
I graduated as a nurse in 1996 from the University of Nottingham and have worked in the Intensive care specialist area all my career. I have worked in Wellington ICU since 2004 where I have progressed through the career pathway to Expert level and worked briefly as an ICU flight retrieval nurse. In 2012 I graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Masters in clinical nursing. From 2009 I became an Associate Charge Nurse Manager (ACNM) managing and coordinating ICU services. Through these years I have led several projects improving the quality of patient care in the ICU and have published in several critical care journals. For the past 4 years I have been a guest lecturer going on to become a teaching fellow with Victoria University of Wellington post graduate Nursing programme as well as being the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Wellington ICU.
Weve known for a long time that certain patients in the intensive care unit recover faster and have better clinical outcomes if they receive enough nutrition. Often, critically ill patients require tube feeding in order...