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An emergency nurse dedicated to helping vulnerable young people deal with the impact of youth violence has been named the RCN Nurse of the Year 2020 in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Royal London Hospital emergency department sister Ana Waddington felt a sense of helplessness with the increasing presentations of young people with knife-related wounds and the potentially devastating outcomes, so set up an organisation to educate and engage those at risk.

She used her own time and money to set up YourStance, which teaches young people at risk of serious youth violence cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic life support and haemorrhage control, and also educates them about the potential consequences of knife-related injuries.

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