Clinical Nurse Specialist, National Burn Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Deborah has worked in burn care (adults and paediatrics) for almost 30 years. She has held a number of positions within that time and has been in a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role since 2000.
She is currently one of two CNS’s at the National Burn Centre at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland working across the entire continuum of care. Her role involves case management of complex patients, coordination of outpatients, quality & risk management, education and research.
Deborah has been actively involved in the Australia New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA) for many years. Until recently she was the New Zealand representative on the Board and is a past member of the ANZBA Nursing Executive Committee.
She is currently the New Zealand key coordinator for the Emergency Management of Severe Burns course.