Sabrina Dodson

SPECIALISMS:

Amputations, Brain Injury Care of the Elderly Cerebral Palsy Orthopaedics Respiratory Disease Spinal Injury Stoma Care Ventilated Clients

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Registered General Nurse (2009)

Member of The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

EXPERIENCE

I am an experienced registered nurse and qualified in 2009.

As a senior nurse I have dealt with the full range of pressured and challenging clinical scenarios, handling both acute emergency situations and the equally difficult management of long-term conditions.
I currently work as a Senior Case Manager with both adult and paediatric clients. I am responsible for the assessment, recruitment, budgeting and implementation of nursing care packages for individuals with a wide range of disabilities including; Amputees, Spinal Injury, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Respiratory Conditions, Elderly Care, Stoma Care, Complex Care, Brain Injury to include Cerebral Palsy (both Adults and Paediatrics)

In addition to my Case Manager role I provide expert witness reports for the court on adult nursing care and costings. I understand my duties under Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules pertaining to expert witnesses.

My clinical background and expertise following qualification includes working within an acute surgical setting, geriatric and respiratory care. I have experience in both Accident and Emergency and Urgent Care. Prior to my case manager role, I was responsible for setting up a complex care unit within a nursing home where I was the Lead Nurse on assessing and costing the complex needs of patients. I was an in-house trainer to registered nurses and carers on the management of individuals with spinal injuries. This included manual handling, tracheostomy, bowel care management and all other aspects of looking after adults with complex care needs.
I took part in a pilot programme in East Sussex which was responsible for reducing hospital admission by making sure all aspects of an individual’s needs were met and managed within the community, keeping them within the family home. It was my role to co-ordinate a multidisciplinary team to explore and implement care and support provision thus reducing hospital admissions. This was an extremely successful programme which was accepted and rolled out across counties in the South East of England.
With all my working experience I have managed to work closely with multidisciplinary teams to ensure best outcomes for individuals with complex care needs.
When I first qualified as a nurse, I worked on an elderly care ward and learnt what a privilege it was to provide excellent care to those who have lived full and interesting lives. As I travelled through my chosen career, I saw that there were younger adults and children who had not been so fortunate in leading or even starting their lives without injury. I was determined to be able to help those who might not have a voice to live life to the full and to support the families around them.
I have been fortunate to have worked at Chailey Heritage School which is a residential and day school. It provides specialist schooling provision for children and young people aged 3 to 19 with complex physical disabilities, high health needs, sensory impairments, and associated learning difficulties.
I have always been committed to maintaining and improving my continued professional development and I regularly undertake appropriate training to ensure that my skills and knowledge are current, and evidence based. I have undertaken training on the role of an expert witness. In 2017 I obtained an education teaching qualification and I am able to teach “The Enhanced Care Certificate” to carers and support workers. My qualification also enables me to teach adults – carers and support workers on many aspects of Clinical and Social Care. This allows them to provide the best possible care they are taught to give.

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