We’re delighted to see that RVNs Nicola Tooth, Sarah Appleton and Sophie Puzey have all completed the Linnaeus Referral Nursing Professional Development Programme in Anaesthesia and Analgesia.
The programme covers fundamental skills and knowledge in this specialist area from a referral perspective. It was designed by the Linnaeus central nursing team and supported by diploma holder specialists to deliver recorded materials and virtual attendance days. As part of the programme nurses were required to provide evidence of their understanding via case summaries, reflection, and case discussions.
Speaking about the programme Nicola said “This course really delves into depth on all topics which are relevant to my current role as an anaesthesia nurse. Some areas of my understanding that were a little hazy before the course were covered and delivered in a way that I could understand.
“I very much enjoyed the interactive days as we were able to have discussions with an anaesthetist. It was really useful to learn what other nurses do and make use of their knowledge and suggestions. Video sessions provided for the MCQ’s were also very useful and well delivered by all speakers. I still have access to these videos which I love, I can repeat watch then any time.
“I would recommend this course for all nurses who are involved in anaesthesia. A deeper understanding will enable a safer experience not only for the patient but also for the person managing the anaesthetic.”
RVN Sophie said “I thoroughly enjoyed the course as it allowed me to meet a lot of different anaesthesia nurses within the Linnaeus group. It was a really good way of not only refreshing and learning new knowledge and skills but also having the opportunity to share these and learn from other anaesthetists and nurses.”
Sarah added “This course has given me the opportunity to learn from a number of different highly knowledgeable anaesthetists that have massively helped me improve my skills and progress within anaesthesia, the area that I am most passionate about.”
Over the coming months more nurses within the Cave team will be completing the programme, collaboratively working together to provide a high-quality baseline skill in anaesthesia and analgesia.