Ischaemic Stroke Service, ADHB and wider Northern region. Gillian Martin

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This presentation covers the history of ischaemic stroke treatment including current practice , how the stroke service came into existence at ADHB , its impact on health care in the rest of New Zealand and its impact on the patients who suffer an ischaemic stroke , their treatment , care and recovery.

Gillian Martin, RN, PG Dip Health Sciences, University of Auckland. Gill has over 30 years nursing experience gained working both in New Zealand and in UK.  Her area of expertise is Radiology Nursing.  She has been Radiology Nurse Specialist at Auckland City Hospital for more than 15 years and has experience at working in all radiology modalities.  She is currently responsible for the Quality and Improvements aspects of Radiology Nursing which involves the writing of policy, procedures, guidelines and protocols for Radiology Nurses. She is also involved in education with Student Nurses at University of Auckland giving them an insight into radiology encounters for their patients.  She is an active member of the Perioperative Nurses College of New Zealand (NZNO).  Gill is committed to the enhancement of quality in patient care through expert knowledge, advanced nursing practice and dedication to a model of nursing that has a patient centred focus.