Margaret Milne is a Comprehensive Registered Nurse (RcpN), in her current roll she is the Manager Education and Support Team for the interRAI program. Margaret brings a wide range of nursing experience to this role which gives her a unique perspective of both clinical skills and people management. Having worked with the interRAI team for over 8 years she has extensive experience in all aspects of interRAI in New Zealand.
The interRAI Services team from TAS will present on their multifaceted, innovative response to COVID-19. The pressure of the worsening pandemic produced diamonds at interRAI Services, as the team put big ideas into action. The entire education and support team pivoted to transform classroom learning into distance learning, enabling greatly continued access for clinicians. Our technology and data analytics teams generated an algorithm that leveraged interRAI data to help identify people most vulnerable to COVID-19, and passed the outputs on to DHBs. Finally, a cross-agency agreement allowed for training several hundred final-year nursing students to deliver interRAI assessments, to help assess the needs of those most vulnerable to the pandemic.