Lerato Masekela is a travelling nurse in the medical division of Europ Assistance South Africa. She tells Margaret Harris that even as a child she knew she wanted to be a nurse What does your job as a travelling nurse involve? I manage international medical cases for our clients. I assess each case according to the patient's insurance policy. I work closely with patients when they are admitted to a hospital in a foreign country. I do the admin when they are too sick or in too much pain to do it themselves. What are the tools of your trade? • My skills as a qualified registered nurse; • My mental stability; • My ability to handle pressure; and • Technology, for example computers, phones and access to the internet. Please describe a typical trip to take care of a patient. A typical trip was when I escorted a South African who needed medical attention from Hong Kong back to South Africa. I had to travel there as a nurse case manager to escort the patient as they needed constant monitor...

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