Critical Care Nursing (ICU/CCU) with Nurse Educator Rachel Longhurst
In this episode of HPN Liam chats to clinical nurse educator for Intensive + Coronary units at Calvary public hospital in Canberra, Rachel Longhurst. We hear how Rachel became a clinical nurse educator, as she walks us through her career trajectory that was shaped early on by positive experiences + skills investment from an important mentor. She unpacks for us the strategy used for going from L1 RN to L3 + the unlikely side effects that come from studying + gaining extra qualifications that reaped huge benefits in her performance as a clinician.
We hear what Rachel’s inspiration is that keeps her striving for more + uncover the depth of an ICU educator role, sighting the most under utilised skill that contributes to being a great leader + educator in nursing.
Lastly listen to Rachel’s detailed description of the attributes most important in an ICU nurse + we debunk common myths related to the ICU department.
Link to ACCCN 2021 Conference as mentioned by Rachel: https://eecw.eventsair.com/acccn-annual-education-meeting-2021-ice/
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