Claire also collects audit data on all of our EP patients for the national EP database and works closely with the whole EP team to improve quality and service.
Farida Edzla is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiology. She works with the Interventional Consultant Cardiologists at London Bridge Hospital. Her role involves telephone pre-assessment of cardiac patients prior to their admission, during which she provides information, answers their questions and explains the planned procedure. This service has proved to provide reassurance, establish rapport with patients and allay any uncertainties. This full-time role involves seeing cardiac patients on the cardiothoracic ward as well as on other wards in the hospital throughout their stay. These daily visits provide an opportunity to fully understand patients' concerns and aspirations, and also to ensure that patients' expectations are realistic and met from admission to discharge. Delivery of evidence-based expert care and advice is pivotal to Farida’s role. Farida Edzla was trained and qualified in the Philippines, and worked in Critical Care for several years in the Middle East. She came to the UK in 2000 where she worked in the NHS as a Cardiac Nurse Specialist after successfully completing the Cardiac Specialist Course at St. George’s University Hospital. She is involved in the education of staff. Prior to this role she was the Deputy Manager on the Cardiothoracic ward.
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