Today is International Nurses Day, a day to celebrate and honour the incredible work of nurses around the world, especially during this time of COVID-19.
We spoke to one of HenderCare’s Registered Nurse Clinical Educators, Anne Moseley, on how COVID-19 has changed her role and the importance of keeping our team members and service recipients informed as we navigate this pandemic.
Operating in the care sector, many of HenderCare’s team members are working on the frontline and many of our service recipients potentially vulnerable to the virus. As such, Anne’s role as a Clinical Educator has seen her perform vital tasks, including sourcing the latest health advice, assisting with boosting PPE stock levels and updating training in response to COVID-19 health guidelines.
“During COVID-19, I have continually liaised with the relevant internal and external stakeholders, including the Infection Prevention Unit and Communicable Disease Control Branch, to ensure we are aware of any changes regarding COVID-19. With health advice and information changing so quickly, it is essential to support team members and service recipients with any questions that they may have and arm them with the right advice.”
As a part of Anne’s role in clinical education, she also worked closely with HenderCare’s training team to quickly implement specific infection control COVID-19 training. Anne points out that in addition to updated training for team members, “we also had to ensure we had flexibility in the way our training was delivered with new social distancing rules implemented.”
Working alongside HenderCare’s other Registered Nurse Clinical Educator, Teresa Barter, a raft of health and wellbeing information has been disseminated to HenderCare team members. Information and practical exercises, like relaxed breathing techniques, have been provided to help people cope with heightened stress and anxiety during this time.
HenderCare proudly employs nurses who provide a range of services both out in the community and in clinical education. On this International Day of celebration, we wish to thank all of our enrolled, registered and assistants in nursing who work so tirelessly to keep the community safe.