Two local nurses have been given funding for training courses which will enhance their skills in their specialist areas by the MSG.
The annual MSG Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professionals Award was set up last year to fund and support projects or training for healthcare staff.
Chantelle Gilman, who works at the Child Development Centre based at Le Rondin School, applied for this year’s award in order to fund a course in toilet training for children with complex needs.
“This course will allow me to develop more specific toileting programmes at home, school and respite, which will take into account all of the needs of the child and their environment,” she said, "It will enable the introduction of care pathways, individual toilet training programmes and strategies for tackling challenging cases.”
Sara Pizzey works in the Emergency Department at the PEH and was awarded the funding to put towards an Advanced Practice for Nurses Course.
“I want to enhance my skills in providing efficient assessment of acute emergencies including respiratory, gastro-intestinal, shock management, cardiac and thrombolysis and also to interpret blood results and x-rays of chest & abdomen,” she said.
“This course will provide me with the additional skills required for attending clinical emergencies and improve the quality of care that I deliver to patients, while I will also be able to share this knowledge with other staff through the emergency department.”
Both courses take place in London in the coming months and Ms Gilman and Ms Pizzey both feel that they will prove invaluable in helping them to deliver a high quality service.
The high standard of applications for the MSG Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professionals Award has presented the judges with a difficult challenge in choosing between them in both 2017 and 2018.
MSG chairman, Dr Gary Yarwood, said it was always a struggle to chose two nurses to award the funds too because of the amount of "very good and dedicated nurses" on the island.
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