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Wendy Visser

Wendy Visser
Job title: Adult Congenital Heart Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Place of work: Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, BS2 8HW.

Academic Qualifications:
International:
Diploma in Midwifery, Community, Psychiatric and General Nursing: Nico Malan Nursing College, Cape Town, South Africa.

United Kingdom:
BSc Nursing (Critical Care): University of the West of England.
Independent Nurse Prescriber: University of the West of England.


Relevant Work Experience:
International Experience:
Sister in General medicine/ Vascular Surgery 1988- 1991(Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town)
Senior Sister in General medicine 1991-1998 (Libertas Private Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa).
Private Nurse Practitioner 1998-1999 (Cape Town, South Africa).

Experience in United Kingdom:
Staff Nurse and Senior Staff Nurse in the Coronary Care Unit at Southmead Hospital and Bristol Royal Infirmary, and Interventional Cardiology at Bristol Royal Infirmary (1999 and 2006).
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 2006 until now.
Associate Lecturer at University of the West of England (2003-2011)


Professional Membership:
Nursing and Midwifery Council.
British Adult Congenital Cardiac Nursing Association.


Awards:
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Black History Month October 2010
In Recognition of Contribution to the NHS and The Black Workers Forum.
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
Nursing and Midwifery Award (May 2012) Team Award.
Highly commended for contribution to University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.

Achievements:
Co-ordination of admissions of patients with Learning Disabilities for admission for Cardiac MRI under General Anaesthetic.

Nurse Led admissions of patients to the CCU to commence Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment.

Contribute in research project with the Pulmonary Hypertension Team at Bristol Royal Infirmary in 'Management of pulmonary hypertension in Down Syndrome'.
With a poster presentation of this research project at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC), May 23-26 2012 in Istanbul.