Shelley is the clinical nurse educator for the neonatal resuscitation stabilization triage (RST) team at the Stollery Philip C. Etches Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Within her team, her role is to assess learning needs, design and deliver ongoing education and encourage strong team dynamics and multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Shelley’s team responds to any high-risk deliveries at the NICU and provides support for babies in the delivery room and in specialized resuscitation rooms. These specialized rooms allow NICU staff to assess and stabilize babies who require extra support at delivery, while encouraging family presence during this stabilization period. Her team also responds to any emergencies involving neonates that occur at the Hospital.
When she isn’t working in the NICU, Shelley enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching her children play sports, camping, and watching and playing curling.
Let’s find out more about Shelley:
What do you like most about your job?
I love teaching and interacting with the staff, as well as collaborating with other departments (such as labour and delivery, postpartum and ER). It feels good to be able to make improvements that help our staff and families have a better experience.
How long have you worked at the Stollery?
Do you have a personal connection to the Stollery?
Not with my own children, but with extended family members. My cousin had a child with leukemia, and he spent many nights at the Stollery.
Have donor funds directly impacted the area you work in?
Yes, we receive Stollery funding for various types of specialized neonatal equipment, and it is greatly appreciated by staff and families.
Do you have a favourite Stollery event?
Radiothon is my absolute favorite! I love hearing all of the positive ways the Stollery has impacted families, and it’s great to see the stories and updates from some of our former patients and families.
What is your favourite kid’s book?
Anything by Robert Munsch – Love you Forever is my favourite kid’s book.
Thanks to your support, members of the RST team like Shelley are a making a life-changing difference for the kids and families who rely on the Stollery’s world-class care. You can continue to support the purchase of new and innovative equipment by donating today.Donate now
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