Trauma Service Nursing Director, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia
Nicole is the Trauma Service Nursing Director for the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Co-Chair of the South Australian Trauma System & State Trauma Committee. With 20 years Emergency Nursing and Trauma experience, she is an Australasian Trauma Society (ATS) Board Director and a long-time member of the ATS and the College of Emergency Nurses Australasia (CENA).
She is an Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) Coordinator, Trauma Verification Reviewer and a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons SA Trauma Committee. Her professional portfolio includes management of major trauma patients both within the emergency care setting as well as in-patient trauma case management within a Level 1 and also a Level 3 Trauma Centre; ED and organisational major incident preparedness and has a passion for injury prevention strategies including P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) Program.
She has been awarded the SA Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Award for Leadership and was the Inaugural SA Health Young Professional of the Year recipient. She has a passion for quality patient focused coordinated trauma care and multi-disciplinary education both at the bedside, improving trauma systems and multi-disciplinary education.