andre bio pick

André is a senior Emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 18 years experience in acute adult and paediatric emergency nursing both at a tertiary and outer metropolitan level.

With a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Nursing [specializing in Emergency], André has worked in many of Melbourne’s major metropolitan teaching hospitals including The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Initially as a junior nurse in a graduate nurse program, then working his way up as a senior clinical nurse specialist and associate nurse unit manager and was part of the initial setup and development team of Melbourne’s newest public hospital emergency department, Casey Hospital.

With over 10 years experience in teaching and educating undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate nursing and medical staff, André is an accredited instructor and Director of the Advanced Paediatric Life Support [APLS] Group AUS/NZ and prior to that held a faculty position within the Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate School of Nursing & Midwifery and Monash University as a senior clinical nurse educator and undergraduate clinical program coordinator.

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In 2011 André was the chief project leader for Everest Base Camp Annapurna [EBCA] 2011; a volunteer-aid medical mission that saw a team of emergency doctors and nurses from Casey Hospital’s Emergency Department travel to the Himalaya’s Nepal, to set up and run a field base village medical clinic in the Annapurna Dhaulagiri region and then volunteer with the doctors at the Mt Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic, Everest ER during an Everest climbing season.