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)
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:
* Cardiothoracic surgery
* Surgical ward nursing
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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Dear Kathy … I just wanted to say thank you so much for your patience and assistance over the past few days. Your evidence was excellent
Sinead Swan – Ivor Fitzpatrick
Thanks for your support on this. You may like to note that the case settled for a value that reflected the evidence Mr Webb gave being accepted in full by the court
Simon Harrington, Irwin Mitchell
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Kate Nicklin – Slater & Gordon
‘The Claimant’s evidence as to the value of the nursing care she provided to Mr Grant was given by Ms Jodie Brookes. She is a registered nurse. The majority of her career has been spent managing care facilities in the private sector. She specialises in palliative care and has considerable experience nursing patients with mesothelioma. Ms Brookes gave careful and impressive oral evidence. She made concessions where appropriate, yet demonstrated that her conclusions were based on a careful review both of the medical notes and of what the Claimant had told her when she visited’.
Judgement of Martin Chamberlain QC