Lecturer: Adult Nursing
I am a lecturer (Adult nursing) at the School of Health Care Sciences. My interests include simulated practice, cardio-respiratory physiology, airway management, mechanical ventilation, sedation management and infection control.
I qualified as a nurse in India in 1998 and came to the UK in 2003. Before relocating to Cardiff, I was an Education and Development Practitioner in the adult critical care unit, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In my previous role, I had a significant involvement in supporting and implementing various local quality initiatives (Eg: reducing blood culture contamination rate through Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (ANTT) approach). In 2010, I was awarded a ‘Critical Care- Employee of the quarter’ for the work I did around service improvement and staff training.
2015: Master's degree in Critical Care, Cardiff University (awarded with distinction)
2011: Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Bolton University
2002: Post-basic Diploma in Critical Care, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, India
1998: Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, India
Selvaraj N (2017) Use of dexmedetomidine infusion as a sedative drug for patients in the intensive care unit. Nursing Standard. 31 (44), pp 42-50
Selvaraj N (2010) Artificial humidification for the mechanically ventilated patient. Nursing Standard. 25 (8), pp 41-46
RCNi (2018) Practice Related Feedback- Writing an article provided a chance to gain valuable feedback. Nursing Standard. 10:14.
2004- present: Registered Nurse (Adult)- Nursing and Midwifery Council
2015- present: Registered Teacher- Nursing and Midwifery Council
My previous role was a combination of charge nurse and a clinical educator role in the general adult critical care unit. I had taught both on the university accredited programmes (Critical Care course, Manchester Metropolitan University) and nationally recognised courses (Acute Illness Management (AIM) course). I have also organised and facilitated a number of study days (Tracheostomy, Sedation management and Central Venous Catheters) for critical care staff nurses.
Currently, I teach across the three year undergraduate nursing programme and most of the subjects I teach are linked to acute and critical care. I am also heavily involved in leading and delivering a variety of clinical skills sessions across the programme. I also teach and supervise students on post-graduate modules. I am the numeracy lead for nursing which is integral to ensuring that students meet programme requirements for drug calculation competencies.