In our final episode of the Beyond the Mask video series, Paediatric Associate Nurse Manager, Katie de Ridder discusses how far everyone has come during the pandemic. From the early indications of a novel Coronavirus overseas that came with many unknowns, to our present-day COVID-safe approach.
Katie and the team were on hand to provide reassurance and comfort to our youngest patients and their families. This included finding creative techniques so young children would not be frightened when she approached them in full PPE.
Like many of our Beyond the Mask participants before her, Katie’s story is a great example of the Monash Health guiding principles at work; ensuring positive outcomes, safety and compassion prevail even during uncertain times.