Getting to know you – new PREDICT member Sharon Payne

To ensure PREDICT members are aware of new members and where they are located, we will be featuring our new segment “Getting to know you” in our monthly newsletter.  This month we introduce Sharon Payne from Hawkes Bay ED.

“I work as a Nurse Practitioner in the Hawkes Bay Emergency Department, a New Zealand regional emergency department and also part-time in an accident and medical centre . We have a mixed adult and children department with approximately 47,000 patients per year and about 25% of these are children.   My research interests include what we can do to make our children’s emergency care presentation better – both for them and for their caregivers.  Can we improve our health literacy in our adolescent population and our adolescent health, pain and procedure management for injuries?”