Topic: Contagious collaborations in confronting COVID - a regional health service perspective

Presenter: Jodie Hopkins

Date: Tuesday 21 July 2020
Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Cost: AQNML Members – Free | Non-Members $10.00
Webinar: Zoom (a link will be sent to all who register to attend 48 hours prior to the webinar)

Session Information: Contagious collaborations in confronting COVID - a regional health service perspective

Presentation Description:

Every health service and every nurse leader has experienced a unique journey in preparing for COVID-19, an unprecedented global health threat.


Jodie Hopkins shares her experience through the lens of an ICU Nurse Educator in a regional health service.  She will discuss how contagious collaborations supported her ability to face the professional and personal challenges of leadership in the ‘Rapid Ready’ upskilling of a regional critical care workforce preparing for the global pandemic.


Presenter: Jodie Hopkins
Critical Care & Acute Medical Nurse Educator
Bundaberg Base Hospital
Education, Training & Research Services
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service







Jodie Hopkins is an ICU Nurse Educator at Bundaberg Base Hospital. She has a passion for holistic patient care and has taken her nursing career on a global tour.

Jodie has over 16 years critical care nursing experience, including 13 years in ICU at a major London teaching hospital. After graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing from Avondale College, NSW, Jodie continued her nursing experience in Sydney, Bundaberg, Ipswich and Brisbane. She then embarked on a one year jaunt to the UK that lasted 15 years.

During her UK experience Jodie gained post graduate nursing qualifications in Critical Care, Neuroscience, and Mentorship from Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Kings College University, London, and achieved ALS instructor status with the UK Resus Council. Jodie has qualified as a Pilates instructor, and taught regular classes across London. She held the post of ICU Clinical Practice Educator at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust for several years before returning to Bundaberg Base Hospital as ICU Nurse Educator.

Jodie is a strong advocate for equity and social justice, both locally and globally. She has led international multi-disciplinary team projects for women’s health and youth education in Nepal.  She is committed to lifelong learning and is currently pursuing a Masters of Nurse Practitioner. Jodie has a keen interest in using innovative education strategies  to improve patient outcomes and has joined the teaching faculty of the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. Recently, Jodie has been a key lead in the COVID-19 workforce preparations for WBHHS.

She refills her bucket with hugs from her kids, amazing food from her husband and walks on the beach.

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