Surviving massive Burns

Surviving massive Burns: Jamie Manning and the Royal North Shore Hospital team

In this panel discussion, we hear an incredible patient story from Jamie Manning and his wife, Karen Manning.

In March 2014, Jamie was involved in a horrific car accident which resulted in catastrophic injuries and extreme burns to 40% of his body.

Jamie and Karen reflect on their journey to recovery and their experience with the hospital system.

They are joined on the panel by a number of the healthcare professionals who were involved with Jamie’s recovery. In this discussion, the team reflect on learnings for the future, such as the importance of continuity of care.

The podcast

Sarah Webb is the Resuscitation Clinical Nurse Consultant at Royal North Shore Hospital. In ten years of experience in Intensive Care she has also worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, ICU Clinical Coordinator, ICU Educator and has been involved in the establishment of several high fidelity ICU simulation courses. As the Resuscitation CNC she has been developing the resuscitation education, systems and processes within the new RNSH campus whilst working within a team to implement an intensivist led, multidisciplinary rapid response team. She is currently completing a Nurse Practitioner Masters program and has a particular interest in crisis resource management and advanced clinical practice in nursing.

Kristy Washington is a senior social worker in the ICU at RNSH. Kristy has had the privilege of working with the dynamic team at RNSH ICU for the last 10 years and more broadly has worked in health for 18 years. Areas of interest include understanding recovery from trauma, supporting people through grief and ensuring kindness and compassion is communicated to all we encounter in the hospital setting.

Dr Jeon Cha is a reconstructive surgeon with qualifications from the University of Sydney and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.  In addition to gaining qualifications in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr Cha has also undertaken further sub-speciality training in hand and wrist surgery by completing the Sydney Hand Surgery Fellowship in 2013 (a twelve month role with the Hand Surgery Units at St. Lukes Hospital and Sydney Hospital). Dr Cha has public hospital appointments at Gosford Hospital (Plastic Surgery Unit), Royal North Shore Hospital (Burns, Plastic & Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery Unit) and Sydney Hospital (Hand Surgery Unit) where he is actively engaged in the training of future plastic surgeons. He is currently the Supervisor of Training at Sydney Hospital.

Christine Bowles is a Trauma and Emergency Physician at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, and is an original SMACC OC member. Her professional interests include human factors, patient safety, and education. Her other interests include hanging out with Oli Flower and their three young kids. (Or hiding from them with a good book.)

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