How a healthcare assistant made the operating theatre a less scary place for children
Healthcare assistant Lisa Morgan's innovations help to ease the anxieties of children arriving at an operating theatre for cardiac surgery
- Children and parents had felt anxious and afraid on arriving at theatre
- Changes include a training day for theatre staff and visits to families
- Children receive toy bear who features in a story of the journey through theatre
A healthcare assistant who won an award at the RCNi Nurse Awards has improved the care and support of children facing cardiac surgery – and their families – through a comprehensive training package for care and support staff and a number of evidence-based initiatives that ease anxiety before theatre.
Lisa Morgan’s commitment to family-centred care at...
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