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‘Winning an RCNi Nurse Award increased my self-confidence and inspired me to do more’

Paediatric emergency nurse Drew McDonald won the Child Health category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 for his project developing a sepsis recognition tool for triage. He talks to Elaine Cole about the positive effect that winning the award has had on his practice and his personal development

Paediatric emergency nurse Drew McDonald won the Child Health category in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 for his project developing a sepsis recognition tool for triage. He talks to Elaine Cole about the positive effect that winning the award has had on his practice and his personal development

Mr McDonalds sepsis tool for nurses takes 20 seconds to complete. Picture: Newsline

Winning an RCNi Nurse Award can be a tremendous boost. When your name is called out at the ceremony, it is a cause for celebration, an exciting end to a great evening and recognition for all the hours and hard work you have committed often in your own time to improving the care of your patients.

This recognition can have a lasting impact on the winners nursing practice. Often humble about their achievements, it can give them the confidence to take their

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