Insomnia – One Up All Up! Challenges & Opportunities within a Nurse-Led Children’s NDD Service
Meet the Speakers
I am a trained Paediatric Nurse. My previous experience has been as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, within the field of Paediatric Gastroenterology. Currently employed in Birmingham, as Clinical Nurse Specialist prescriber within Paediatric ADHD.
I qualified as a nurse in 1994, starting my career working with people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges. I remained working in residential settings managing homes for young adults until 1999 when I took a year out of nursing and became an NVQ assessor and verifier in children’s homes in Birmingham. I went back into nursing as a community nurse for a few years before working as a special school clinical nurse in 2003 until 2020 covering two schools; the largest special school in the area and a school for children diagnosed with a mental health need.
I joined the ADHD team in 2020 being redeployed a few times due to covid but have now consistently been part of the team since April 2021. I have successfully completed my Non-Medical Prescribing. I have been fortunate through my career to be exposed to many learning opportunities such as epilepsy care (diploma), autism care, child and mental health services (post graduate course), safeguarding (university modules) and enteral feeding. I still feel there is so much more to learn, especially in neurodevelopment.
I am a registered adult nurse and registered children’s nurse with 30 years experience in healthcare. A large part of my NHS career was spent as a specialist paediatric pain nurse at a large teaching hospital. I have also had NHS experience in adult and paediatric hospital and community settings.
Currently I work in the NHS as a specialist nurse for the Neurodevelopmental pathway.
I have a neurodiverse daughter aged 16 diagnosed with ADHD and Autism, my personal experience has given me huge admiration for all parents of neurodiverse children. Day-to-day can often be exhausting but huge rewards on the good days make it all worthwhile
What will the webinar cover?
Key learning objectives
- To discuss the impact of sleep deprivation in young people with neurodevelopmental disorders
- To understand the importance of environmental and health factors which impact sleep
- To review both holistic and pharmacological treatments for sleep
- To discuss the multi-agency working and skill mix within a Nurse-Led Service, exploring the opportunities and challenges