• Gooske Douw

    PhD, Radboud University Medical Centre, Gelderse Vallei Hospital

    Gooske Douw graduated in 1980 as a nurse and until 2013, she worked on different surgical wards in Hospital Gelderse Vallei, Ede in the Netherlands. She was involved in the implementation of ERAS and coordinated and wrote nursing protocols for the gastro-intestinal and oncological surgical ward. As an auditor and as a member of the root cause analysis team, she contributed to awareness and improvement of patient safety strategies on the wards. As a member of the Nurse Advisory Board she provided input in the nursing profession policy and the empowerment of nurses at the Gelderse Vallei Hospital. In 2009 she obtained her Master‘s degree in Nursing Science at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She finished her PhD project ‘JUST WORRY; Exploring triggers used by nurses to identify surgical patients at risk for clinical deterioration’ in 2018, at the Radboud university medical centre in Nijmegen (the Netherlands). After retirement in 2016, she continues to fulfill a position as nurse researcher on the necrology committee of Hospital Gelderse Vallei.

    • Capturing early signs of deterioration
      12:30 - 12:50