Katrín Jónsdóttir is a registered nurse with a varied experience in the healthcare sector in Iceland and Denmark. After graduating from Hvidovre Sygeplejerskeskole in Denmark, Katrín worked at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. After emigrating to Iceland, Katrín worked at the Acute Myocardial Infarction department at the National University Hospital of Iceland. She is currently working at the same hospital, but now at the Emergency Room. She has also cared for elderly patients at Sóltún, a well known and respected care facility in Reykjavík. Katrín never tires of caring and advocating on behalf of her patients. In her spare time, Katrín is a culinary enthusiast who loves to experience global spices and aromas.
Children undergoing anesthesia in Iceland: Can a compute game improve patients’ experience?
Katrín Jónsdóttir is a registered nurse working at the National University Hospital of Iceland. Katrín works at the Emergency Room where she cares for children who need to undergo a full anesthesia. While caring for those children, an idea to better prepare children and their families while improving the success rate for the pending treatment, was born. Together with a panel of healthcare experts, most notably Dr. Brynja Ingadóttir, a gaming idea was formed and is now currently in development. The game has received well deserved attention from the National University Hospital of Iceland and the Finish healthcare authorities. Along with her partner, Vallý Helgadóttir, Katrín will share with you how the idea was born and what progress has been made.