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After starting work in banking Yazdan Cyrus Karbhari realised his future lay in the fast-paced environment of an 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.

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


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