Paediatric ANP for Paediatric Outreach Service University Hospital Southampton
Jenny is the Nurse lead for Paediatric Critical Care Outreach Service at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) at Advanced Practitioner level.
Her background includes both adult and paediatric ICU moving to paediatric ICU in 1996. Whilst in this role she was actively involved in the regional paediatric retrieval service along with day to day management of a busy 14 bed PICU at senior sister level. With an avid interest in nurse education & development she was instrumental in developing education programmes for all levels of nurse including the development of the PICU Foundation programme paving the way for newly qualified nurses and there ongoing development within this setting. She was heavily involved in education groups across Child health within UHS. She was chairman of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society Nurse Educator group (PICSE) for two years and was involved in the ongoing development of education standards for nurses within the PICS standards document.
In 2013 she embarked on her current role setting up a Paediatric Outreach Service at UHS recruiting a team to deliver a service to provide education and decision support to the inter professional team regarding the deteriorating child in 2014. This is a clinically focussed service delivered in any environment where children are managed and includes PICU, ED, theatre/recovery and wards. Predominant initiatives include ongoing development of the Paediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) through clinical audit and feedback mechanisms to staff and facilitation of the daily ‘Huddle’ concept as a means to improve both communication and patient safety. Jenny also introduced High Flow oxygen delivery devices in Child Health and was part of the working party in the development of the regional guideline.
She works as a credible clinical resource within the Critical Care Outreach team on a daily basis along with the ongoing strategic nurturing of this developing service.