Giuliana Costa

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Skills & Simulation

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery , Paramedic science

Giuliana is an experienced nurse in cardiology, cardiothoracic and transplant area. She has also achieved a master’s degree in Educational Science to acquire theoretical knowledge and operational strategies to analyse, prevent and cope with critical conditions in the hospital environment.

giuliana.costa@aru.ac.uk

Background

Giuliana started working as a nurse in the cardiology department where she had the opportunity to learn how to manage coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, heart rhythm disturbances and heart failure, as well as the respective procedures related to such disorders, especially coronary angiography and stenting, permanent pacemaker implantation and DC cardioversion.

She went on to work in cardiothoracic surgery to become familiar with post-heart surgery patients, such as CABG, aortic valve surgery (TAVI), mitral valve surgery, surgery of the aorta and arrhythmia surgery.

Giuliana decided to specialise as a transplant nurse providing expert assistance through different care plans to pre/post heart and lung transplant patients.

She worked as a lecturer practitioner with the Paramedic Team, developing a strong interest in simulation skills. She later joined the nursing team with the aim of being involved in simulation practice during the skills session.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Basic knowledge of French

Research interests

  • Simulation skills
  • Stem cells for organ regeneration
  • Role of anthropology in health and disease

Teaching

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Skills & Simulation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, awarded by Universita’ degli Studi di Perugia
  • Master’s Degree in Management and Design of Educational Intervention in Social Disadvantage, awarded by Universita’ degli Studi di Bologna

Memberships, editorial boards

The Nursing and Midwifery Council