Children treated for arrhythmias, heart rhythm problems, are cared for by their own clinical nurse specialist.
Support, counselling, and information is given about arrhythmias and inherited cardiovascular disease to children and their families who are affected by acquired, congenital, and inherited cardiac conditions resulting in arrhythmia.
Education and support is provided to local hospitals, schools and other professionals, such as health visitors and school nurses, who are involved in a child's care, so that they are comfortable in managing the child’s symptoms.
A nurse-led arrhythmia clinic has been set up, which runs alongside the consultant clinic and is enhanced through non-medical prescribing, which means Catherine is able to prescribe medications for those patients seen in the nurse-led clinic.
Catherine is also the lead nurse for inherited cardiac conditions.