Heathcote Health nurses Tracie Squires and Jade Davies have just completed training funded by Rural and Isolated Practice Endorsed Registered Nurse education scholarships.BARBARA SUNGAILA August 13, 2014 3:57am
Heathcote will be the beneficiary after two health nurses completed Rural and Isolated Practice Endorsed Registered Nurse funded education scholarships.
Tracie Squires and Jade Davies can now perform advanced patient assessment, minor procedures such as suturing and prescribe some medications.
Clinical care director Di Kenyon said it benefited the hospital and the community.
‘‘The nurses will work collaboratively with our GPs to provide the best care to our patients both in hospital and through urgent care,’’ she said.
‘‘Both of these nurses have been mentored and supported by our nurse practitioner Simone O’Brien.
‘‘We are always looking for opportunities to improve our service and in September these nurses will be undergoing training to be able to perform x-rays.’’
Mrs Davies loved working at Heathcote Health.
‘‘I live in Bendigo but I’ve been here for 10 years,’’ she said.
‘‘(The training) will allow us to do more things without having the doctors here all the time.’’
Ms Squires said Heathcote Health had provided them with a lot of help during the past year.
‘‘We were encouraged to apply,’’ she said.
‘‘And once we got accepted, the hospital said they would support us to complete the course and they’ve provided time and study days etcetera.’’
Ms Squires moved to the district about two years ago and secured a job with Heathcote Health immediately.
‘‘It’s very different to Melbourne,’’ she said.
‘‘You just get to do a lot more and it’s very community based.’’
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