Pauline Rae

BSc (Hons)Clinical Physiology 2016

Senior Clinical Physiologist Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock

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Tell us in more detail what your role entails, what challenges you currently face, and how you are finding ways to cope.

I work at Crosshouse 5 days pet week. I carry out a number of tasks every day. I am fully trained in exercising patients that are suspected of having heart disease, I also work in the Cath Lab leading testing of patients being tested for coronary heart disease and may need stenting. I also help run our department by training new staff and nurses with ECG training theory and interpretation. I am a risk assessor in the department. I am also a work based assessor and I have 2 students that are studying at GCU! They are doing great! 

Do you have a top tip for coping at a time of crisis? Or a few words of advice or support for fellow students and alumni on the front line?

In the next few weeks I think that the situation in the hospital will get worse and there will be more testing required. Health and safety of our staff and the patients is paramount. Only the other day I fitted a heart monitor on a Covid patient who was very ill, I made sure all PPE was worn and I followed the guidelines. Very scary situation.