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Joanna Hickey @misspollyanna
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A friendly reminder of what an ICU (BSc RGN/ PgD ICU/ PgD CCU) nurse's near top of the scale wages looks like for 2 weeks. And if I work weekends and nights away from my child & partner I might make an extra €100.
#nursesstrike #Nurses @INMO_IRL
My role includes ability to mind complex traumatic brain injuries/ severe sepsis & unstable hemodynamic patients/ continous dialysis/ know how set up & use multiple ventilators & high flow oxygen delivery systems/ assess ABG's & change ventilation settings inc. #ARDS patients/
Respiratory chest physio outside of normal hours/ weekend and night time pharmacy access as no pharmacist during these hours/ ward clerk/ help families & deal with social services/ be a clinical nutritionist & start appropriate feeding outside normal hours as no CN at w/ends/
Recognise the deterating patient & act rapid & appropriately/ inter-hospital transfer & competently use mobile ICU equipment/ intra- hospiral transfer & accompany patients from different ICU's nationwide/ educate & train new staff/ teach undergraduate nurses/ liase with MDT/
Continous education, personal development & be up to date with latest reseach regarding patient management/ competent with ECG reading/ competent multiple transfusion usage/ ability to prone or log roll patient using correct manual handling...
And the rest... I am tired 😣
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