Cross-border control as a medical assistance nurse

Co-ordinating nurse at a private medical assistance company Yazdan Cyrus Karbhari began his career as a staff nurse before starting work in a fast-paced emergency department

Co-ordinating nurse at a private medical assistance company Yazdan Cyrus Karbhari began his career as a staff nurse before starting work in a fast-paced emergency department

Abstract

I was 24 when I left banking to pursue a career in nursing, but had no idea that I would return to the corporate world seven years later as a qualified nurse.

I completed a bachelor’s nursing degree in 2009 and took a job as a staff nurse in a head, neck and plastic surgery ward at a pioneering London hospital. However, I soon realised that my passion lay in the high-octane, adrenaline-inducing environment of emergency departments (EDs).

I was fortunate enough to be offered a position as an ED staff nurse in a busy NHS hospital where I gained most of my clinical and interpersonal skills. I will never forget my first shift when I had to rush a heavily pregnant woman who had gone into labour in the back of a Mini Cooper to the maternity ward after she had ‘accidentally landed’ at the ED.

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This article was first published in print under the original title 'Cross-border control' in Emergency Nurse: volume 23, issue 6

 

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