Registered Nurse, Palmerston North ICU, Palmerston North, NZ
I first graduated from UCOL in 2001 and commenced my nursing Career in surgical services. My ambition was to become an ICU nurse and within 2 years I was offered a position on the Critical Care course and was able to work in Palmerston North ICU. I have spent a total of 12 years in Critical care nursing and was fortunate to spend a year in Waikato Hospital ICU. Drawing on this experience, provides a foundation for my talk. Within my 18 year nursing career I also had the pleasure to work in the community as a Peritoneal dialysis nurse and also Respiratory Nurse educator, teaching children about asthma management and providing education to the wider community about asthma and its awareness.