Lindsay Manderson, Saltus School Nurse, obtained her nursing degree from Leeds University, England, in 1985. She holds licenses to practice in Britain, Australia and Bermuda. She has enjoyed working in many areas of nursing, including large teaching hospitals, communities, schools and clinics. In Bermuda she has worked in various hospital departments, doctor's offices and as a Government District nurse. Prior to Saltus, for 6 years, she worked for PALS as an oncology nurse. She was an active member of the education committee and the nurse liaison to KEMH. As a result she has developed many local contacts in the medical and related fields.
Currently, Lindsay is an active member of the American School Nurses Association and the Bermuda Healthy Schools committee. In 2009 as a result of a pilot scheme at Saltus, she was the recipient of a Nursing Excellence award, for her work educating students and parents in asthma management. She has a wealth of experience and certifications in many areas relevant to school nursing, including wound, diabetic, epileptic and pain management, ethics, grief counseling, paediatric emergencies and hiv, to name a few .Last year she completed a course at Brigham and Womens' hospital in asthma and sports medicine and this year in Washington DC she updated in school management of nutrition, weight concerns, drugs and alcohol, self harm, disaster planning and eye emergencies.
Her position at Saltus is now that of whole school nurse. She is responsible for the health and wellness of students and staff, education of students, staff and parents, hands on health care and preventative initiatives to enhance wellness and learning. She has two children at Saltus, now in Upper Primary and senior school. Lindsay firmly believes in evidence based practice and follows mandates from WHO, CDC, Academies of Paediatrics and the Bermuda Health and Education departments of Government, ensuring that we have safe practices to keep our students healthy and learning.