Newly elected Secretary, Deirdre is working in University Hospital Limerick since September 2014.
Previously she worked as a CNM I for the bones of 11 years in the Emergency Department in Nenagh General Hospital where she gained extensive knowledge and her passion for emergency nursing. During this peroid she embarked on an educational journey from Post Graduate Diploma to Msc in Advanced Nursing Practice, completing courses in medicinal prescribing and x-ray prescribing along the way.
In line with national hospital configuration and service need, Deirdre and a team of 5 other RANPs rotate between the ED and the 3 Injury Units (IU) within the Emergency Care Network of the UL Hospitals Group providing safe, efficient and autonomous care to adult patients and paediatric patients over the age of 5 with a range of injuries and conditions as per a collaboratively agreed scope of practice.
Deirdre is involved in a number ANP committees and groups both nationally and locally. Since 2014 she has been a committee member of the Irish Association of Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioners. Members are welcome and encouraged to contact Deirdre for information or advice through the association email, Facebook page or Twitter account.