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Ensuring the show must go on

first_imgIn a fascinating insight into the challenges of running anoccupational health service for the performing artist, Corkett admitted thatfirst aid skills were a big prerequisite of the job, as is the courage to senda leading actor home if he or she is simply not fit to perform. The occupational health nurse must also gain a good rapportwith other specialists, including orthopaedic consultants, ear, nose and throatspecialists and psychiatrists. Ensuring the show must go onOn 1 Jul 2002 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Comments are closed. The duties of an occupational health nurse working withinthe acting profession include an understanding of the specialised health andsafety issues within the theatre, voice care, musculoskeletal care, performanceanxiety, health screening (including audiometry) and dealing with performerswho range in age from three months to 91 years. Previous Article Next Article Dealing with the daily physical, mental and emotional needsof a team of actors was the theme of Yve Corkett’s talk on her role as the OHnurse at the Royal National Theatre. Monitoring the emotional stability of a team of actors maysound a daunting chore, but, said Corkett, actors are “no more neuroticthan other people, they are just more honest and open about theirfeelings”. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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