Karen Perring is the Lead Nurse for the Yorkshire and Humber Paediatric Critical Care Operational Delivery Network (Y&H PCCODN). She qualified as a general nurse in 1992 and subsequently specialised in paediatrics gaining her RN (Child) in 1994. Karen has spent the majority of her career working in the field of Paediatric Intensive Care in both Newcastle and Leeds. She also spent 4 years working as a Senior Transport Nurse with the Yorkshire and Humber Infant and Children’s Transport Service (Embrace).
Karen spent a two year secondment as Network educator for the Y&H PCCODN prior to being appointed as Lead Nurse in August 2015. She is an instructor for APLS and is involved in the Network multi-professional simulation days offered to all hospitals within her region.
She is a member of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS) and regularly attends the PICS Managers Group Meetings.
Karen’s role as Lead Nurse involves projects including Surge & Escalation, guideline development, Long Term Ventilation, High Dependency Audit and Service Evaluation. She works closely with other networks including adult critical care, trauma, neonates, children’s congenital cardiac and paediatric neurosciences.
Throughout her time in the network she has worked hard to develop effective working relationships with provider units and to give professional support and advice, promoting best practice in the care of the critically ill child.