- 01202 961016
- haldridge at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Lecturer in Adult Nursing
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Helen Aldridge is a lecturer for the undergraduate programme in the Department of Nursing Science, joining the team in August 2022. A Registered Nurse with extensive clinical experience in critical care, spinal cord injury and spinal surgery. She has worked in and been the lead for critical care units and critical care outreach teams and worked as a nurse practitioner in spinal cord injuries and nurse specialist in spinal surgery. She has developed new services and worked collaboratively at regional and national levels and worked in both the NHS and independent sector.
Helen has a special interest in clinical leadership, care of the individual with complex health care needs and the care of the deteriorating patient. She has been a visiting lecturer on the critical care courses at Bournemouth and Brighton universities and continues to teach on the Acute Illness Management (AIM©) course.
In response to covid-19, Helen was part of the Nightingale London faculty, teaching those in preparation for working in a unique critical care environment.
- Lowe, F., Fulbrook, P., Aldridge, H., Fox, S. and Gillard, J., 2001. Weaning from ventilation: a nurse-led protocol. Connect the world of critical care, 1 (4), 124-133.
Moral Courage, Edinburgh, 16 Sep 2019 more
ABSTRACT On the 4th March 2018, the peace and quiet of the beautiful medieval city of Salisbury was shattered. The local district hospital was thrown into the centre of what was to become the longest running major incident ever experienced in the NHS. This talk will present a timeline of those events, from the admission of the initial three casualties, to the international focus that followed when it transpired they had been poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok. Told from the perspective of the lead ITU nurse, ITU Consultant and the unit’s Clinical Psychologist, the talk will follow the theme of moral courage, highlighting some of the obvious and perhaps less obvious challenges that arose over the next three months. On 30th June 2018, just when it was all deemed to be over, two further victims of Novichok poisoning were admitted to Salisbury District Hospital. The timeline will go on to revisit those themes of moral courage and how the medical, logistical and personal challenges evolved throughout the second episode and beyond. BACCN Conference 2019 Edinburough
- MASCIP, Member,
- Nursing and Midwifery Council, Member,
- Royal College of Nursing, Member,