MARGARET TAWENGWA

SPECIALISMS:

Breach of Duty, Cannulation Cardiology Surgical Nursing

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

* Registered General Nurse (2002)
* DipHE Nursing Studies (2002)
* Cardiac Leadership (2009)
* Mentorship (2009)
* Anaesthetic Nursing 1 & 2 (2016 )
* Trainee Surgical Care Practitioner
* Member of The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
* Member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

 

EXPERIENCE

I am a registered nurse with 16 years’ experience. I currently work in the cardiothoracic surgery nursing team at a large NHS Trust as a trainee Surgical Care Practitioner and I am studying for an MSc qualification.

In addition to my current clinical role I provide expert witness reports on Nursing Care and Breach of Duty. I understand my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules pertaining to expert witnesses.

My specialist nursing areas are:

* Cardiology
* Cardiothoracic surgery
* Surgical ward nursing
* Theatre
* Anaesthesia

Since qualifying I have specialised in surgical nursing, working initially on rotation through all surgical specialities including General Surgery, ENT, Gynaecology, and Orthopaedics before specialising in cardiac surgery nursing. I have also worked as a lead nurse in a Day Surgery Unit.

I have completed training to be a Surgical Care Practitioner.  This is an extended role, working alongside the medical team in Cardiac Theatres

My role includes vein harvesting, assisting with surgery, and participating in ward rounds.

Prior to this role I was a junior nursing Sister in the cardiothoracic team and my role included anaesthetics, scrubbing, and circulating for cardiac open heart procedures.

I attend regular training updates and seminars in order to maintain my professional development and specialist interests. I am currently studying to complete my MSc in Surgical Care Practice.

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