Plastics/Tissue Viability Nurse
Registered General Nurse, Bachelor of Science Health Studies, currently working towards Master of Science in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair at Cardiff University in Wales. This course is renowned nationally and internationally for its high calibre of teaching. Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescriber - 2009 Botox and Filler Training, KT Training Course, Harley Street, London 2007.
Current Chair of National Association of Tissue Viability Nurse Scotland (NATVNS) consisting of 51 members 50 of which are employed within the NHS. The NATVNS has established a reputation of being a professional and innovative Association. TVN's across Scotland have contributed to the development of the NATVNS whose opinion and expertise is sought by Government bodies and other specialist organisations who recognise our collective expertise.
Working closely with Plastic/ Maxillo-Facial Surgeon’s developing relationships with patient’s offers the patient continuity of their care. Within Plastic/Aesthetic speciality managing patient expectation leads on to continued satisfaction in patient outcomes following surgery. Managing patient outcomes both within surgery and with non-surgical interventions improves the overall patient journey.
Nursing Midwifery Council (MNC)
Royal Collage of Nurses (RCN)
Tissue viability (TV)/plastics, pressure ulcer prevention and leg ulcers. Training and teaching within the speciality of plastics/TV wound care.
Special interest in Plastic surgery wound care and in particular minimising scarring in wound healing.
Autonomous clinic’s for non-surgical treatments using Botox and fillers. Non-surgical radio- frequency treatments for rejuvenation management.
Radiofrequency (RF), is a form of electromagnetic energy, is used in medical aesthetic procedures to transmit energy to the deep dermal and hypodermal areas of the skin – areas where other medical laser and light devices cannot penetrate. If the RF is focused and sufficient in these areas it will cause the collagen to heat to a level where it will contract and start to tighten and lift the skin. This immediate effect is then followed by the production of new collagen, which re-models and tightens naturally over time, producing an underlying firming, tightening and lifting of the skin.