After starting her career as a staff nurse in an acute and high dependency respiratory ward Nicola found her passion for respiratory medicine and undertook a masters degree in long term conditions. She moved into specialist respiratory medicine as a clinical nurse specialist participating in pulmonary rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, oxygen assessments, and supporting ward staff in the management of respiratory patients. Inspired to take action earlier and prevent as many late diagnosis and emergency admissions as possible she then moved into primary care working as a practice nurse before qualifying as an ANP. Today she retains special interest in respiratory delivering updates in-house and externally and supporting the wider community of health care professionals through chairing the South Yorkshire Respiratory Interest Group (SYRIG) locally and acting as vice chair to the PCRS conference organising committee. She is ARTP qualified in both interpretation and performance of spirometry.
Asthma Myths and Misconceptions – So What, Now What?
Friday, - in Ironbridge 1
Challenging the perceptions of COPD
Saturday, - in Ironbridge 1