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Rachael Grimaldi


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About Rachael Grimaldi

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    United Kingdom

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    NHS Anaesthetist and founder of CARDMEDIC - digital communication tool to improve transfer of vital information to critically ill COVID-19 patients through the PPE barrier; upskilling returning and re-deployed frontline healthcare staff. Associate Medical Director Brighton Marathon. Lead for Brighton Marathon Research Group and integration of roadside ECMO with the Advanced Cardiac Arrest Team. Long-held interest in patient safety, human factors and communication, and the importance of sharing stories to learn and improve in these arenas.
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    Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust / CARDMEDIC
  • Role
    Anaesthetist / Founder

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    I am an NHS anaesthetist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, on maternity leave (with three children under the age of 4 years), and currently stuck abroad in the US. Unable to be patient-facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have had to re-evaluate my initial plans to return to work. I have felt desperate to do something to help, and while keeping up with the news I was inspired by an article I read about a critically ill intensive care patient who was terrified when he couldn’t understand what the healthcare team were saying to him through their PPE (face masks, visors, ho