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Egerton & Dunscar DN Team - BPCTP 13

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Placement Title Egerton & Dunscar DN Team - BPCTP 13
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Your Placement Contact Angela Harwood - Send Email
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Placement Address Navigation Park, Waters Meeting Rd, Bolton, BL1 8TU
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 463335

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Please download the Student Information Pack prior to commencing your placement.

Students will need to understand the basics of continuing care, and the difference of need during the evening/night.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated a mentor/assessor prior to arrival.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Early:

Late:

7pm - 11pm

Night:

8pm - 7am

Shift Notes:

All students will work a thirty seven and a half hour week over five days. Generally this will be 8.30am until 5pm Monday to Friday but this may be negotiated with their mentor. One hour is allocated for lunch.

Students are expected to work a minimum of one weekend, preferably with their mentor, during an average allocation of six weeks. Students are also expected to work a minimum of two evenings during an average allocation of six weeks. Some areas have an integrated day/evening service and students will be able to work on a rota system to fit in with their mentor. Where this is not the case, students will access the evening service based at Pikes Lane Centre by prior arrangement and negotiation.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Terminal care, gastrostomy feeding, IV therapy, child care in community, winter watch clinic.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Logan and Tierney Model of Nursing.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Terminal care, gastrostomy feeding, IV therapy, child care in community, winter watch clinic.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Male catheterisation, supra-pubic catheterisation, gastrostomy feeding, continuing child care from paid nurses.

What resources are available to help students learning?

All areas have resource information available for students, full internet access and also access to the main healthcare databases e.g. CINAHL, following input of a password and code. Many areas have their own area specific induction pack for students with information pertaining to the individual placement.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Winter Watch clinic provided for homeless people from Spa Mill. Students will be expected to spend a minimum of 2 evenings with this service during their placement.

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Additional Information

EVENING AND NIGHT SERVICE DISTRICT NURSES

Aims and objectives for Student Nurse Placements

AIM

The Evening and Night Service is a well established integral part of the community nursing service. The aim of this service is to provide continuing nursing care between the hours of 5.30pm and 7.00am to a w ide range of clients, over a large geographical area.

OBJECTIVES

1. Student nurses will gain knowledge on the various aspects of the evening and night service.

2. Student nurses will see how the service functions, and learn the dynamics of the evening and night service team, seeing how we work differently than the day service. They will be exposed to a different clinical environment than that seen during the day, seeing the client in an evening and night setting, when they feel most vulnerable.

3. Student nurses will have an awareness of the differences in the assessments on clients during the day and at night, and have an understanding of referral and assessment procedures.

4. Student nurses will learn about communication with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, and be able to demonstrate effective communication skills.

5. Student nurses will gain an insight into the wide variety of clients cared for by the evening and night service i.e.- Terminally ill patients requiring holistic and pallliative care.- Paediatric patients requiring care after 5.00pm including IV Therapy, central line management etc.- Care for patients out of hours who may have problems with urinary catheters.- Referrals from GP's for patients requiring assessment for dressings, bowel management etc.- Initial assessments for new patients discharged home from hospital later on in the day.- Patients requiring anticoagulant therapy following diagnosis of DVT.- Patients being cared for by Rapid Response Team, and requiring ongoing care after 10.00pm when the service finishes.

6. Student nurses will have information on how the evening and night service works within other agencies i.e. Winterwatch - a drop in centre for destitute and homeless people including substance abusers.

7. Student nurses will have an awareness of ways in which the evening and night service could be developed during integration, i.e. support for other health centres at times when staffing levels are low - providing evening clinics and treatment rooms for those clients unable to attend during the day.