Brenda is a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in the Critical Care Trauma Centre (CCTC), Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, Canada. She has 42 years of critical care experience, including more than 38 years as an educator. She has extensive critical care teaching experience, including the development and instruction of a hospital-based critical care program. She has spoken locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of professional and clinical topics.
In her roles as educator and CNS, Brenda has developed evidence-based nursing procedures, standards of care, quality improvement protocols and educational websites for both health professionals and family members. She was a member of the task group that established the Canadian Critical Care Specialty Designation and served as both an item writer and certification committee member with the Canadian Nurses Association. She authored 3 versions of an exam preparation study guide for the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, with the most recent edition being available online to members only. A long-standing supporter and a lifetime member of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, Brenda has held a variety of positions on both the national Board of Directors and the London Regional Chapter Executive. She has chaired or served as a member on 5 of CACCN's national educational meetings and continues to participate as a member of CACCN’s Professional Development Committee. She received a Diploma in Nursing (Centennial College, Toronto, Canada), BScN (Western University, London, Canada) and MSc (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada).
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