Rhiannon Sarson

Technical Specialist - Simulation

Technical Services

Hello, my name is Rhi, I was a HCA and have worked in several different hospitals from Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Gobowen Oswestry to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. I have 15 plus years' experience as an HCA and i have worked in many departments from A&E, theatres, clinic and all the wards apart from maternity.

I have always thoroughly enjoyed helping people from a young age and realised that working in a health care setting was what I wanted to do. I applied for the role as Technical Assistant through Unitemps as this was only temporary, I then applied for the role with Staffordshire University six months later as I really enjoyed the role as I felt it was time for a change after 15 years in the hospital environment.

I manage the high fidelity mannikins which students practise skills on. Students can practise Venepuncture, Cannulation, catheterization, Nasogastric insertion, Tracheostomy care, Wound care, Difficult birthing situations also CPR. This are just a few things that the students can practise before they go out on placement. Also, I manage the day to day running of the labs in which we have two main labs. But due to Coronavirus and social distancing we have had to make two more labs in the lecture rooms. I really enjoy my job supporting the student and lectures.

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