‘Be the best you can be in every situation’
Royal Stoke Hospital resuscitation officer and RCNi Nurse of the Year Amanda Burston explains what inspires her to work as a nurse.
What is your job?
I am resuscitation officer and life support instructor (basic, paediatrics, immediate and advanced) at Royal Stoke Hospital, University Hospital of North Midlands. I provide support and leadership in all hospital cardiac/respiratory arrest events. I also deliver training, support changes in policy, and maintain, interpret and input data for National Cardiac Arrest audits. With professional support, I undertake work in the care of people who have experienced domestic abuse. I attend an all-parliamentary party group chaired by Jess Phillips MP and am a member of the RCN domestic abuse forum.
Why did you become an emergency nurse?
I was captivated by the variety. I embraced the pressure and loved the learning opportunities. Emergency...
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