Covid 19 Response: Orla Loftus Moran. RANP, General Practice. Knock, Co. Mayo.

General Practice is most likely the first point of contact for people in relation to health matters. General Practice Nurses are on the frontline of Primary Care tackling COVID19. As an RANP in GP I continue to deliver care for non COVID19 acute & minor illness, as a result of the crisis this is now often via telemedicine with remote triage & assessment, or in person if necessary. Carry out COVID19 risk assessment, if appropriate organise screening. Provide clarity, reinforce advice specifically about COVID19 concerns. Remotely monitor & provide wellness checks for patients with chronic conditions helping them stay well and avoid hospital admission. Prioritise Immunisations, Infant & Adult preventing further epidemics of infectious disease & reducing the burden of illness such as Influenza and Pneumonia . #TeamGP

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Mr. David Delaney

David is the newly elected Secretary. He currently works in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick. David graduated from the University of Tasmania in Australia and started his career in cardiac care. From there he worked in the Intensive care units of the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, the Royal Prince Alfred, Sydney, St. James Hospital, Dublin and University Hospital Limerick. He is currently a Clinical Skills Facilitator in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick. He has previously studied a postgraduate diploma in Intensive Care Nursing with NUI Galway and is currently in his dissertation year of this Masters in Advanced Nursing Care also with NUI Galway. David will be a registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner once his MSc is complete. David also holds a position on the student subgroup of the International Council of Nurses NP/APN network.