Neuro News would like to introduce Mrs Pakyam (Devi) Pillay, RGN Diploma in Adv. Phys. Ass. A Clinical Nurse Specialist who will be sharing her knowledge and experience through posts on the Neuro News website.
I am a Clinical Nurse Specialist. I trained and worked in Mauritius from 1987 to 2001, when I moved to the UK. My first job was at Ramsay Healthcare New Hall Hospital, Salisbury and I became the Lead Nurse in the Surgical Pre-assessment Department. I was involved at a national level in formulating care pathway policies and guidelines, for the Ramsay group.
I am currently working as a Cardiothoracic Pre-assessment Sister at Imperial College Trust (London, UK), formerly Hammersmith Hospital. As a Specialist Nurse i take a leading role in making sure that patients receive the best care in the hospital. To achieve this we need to understand patients’ needs and desires to design and implement care pathways that offer fairness and compassion.
I worked in Neuro Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury at Glenside Neuro Rehabilitation Hospital in Salisbury. During my time here i learnt about transfer techniques, positioning in bed, as well as bladder and bowel management. I was also taught how to look after the skin: prevention and management of pressure ulcers.
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