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Urology Day Unit - RBHP 21

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Placement Title Urology Day Unit - RBHP 21
Your Placement Contact Adele Ryder Robinson, Lou Ainscough - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390388
Your University Contact: Dawn Hennefer - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students are allocated a Mentor prior to arrival.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

The Unit opens Monday - Friday 08:00 - 18:30. Shifts vary between these times to accommodate learning experiences but your off duty can be negotiated to fit in with your needs.Each week your student allocation/off duty will be planned together with staff allocation and off duty by your Mentor.

These all get displayed around the units notice boards in the reception office, nurses's office and recovery area.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Caring for patients with prostate problems
  • Diagnostic Clinic
  • Daycare Surgery
  • Peri-operatively
  • Intravesical Chemo Therapy
  • Catheter Clinics
  • Other Nurse Led Urological Clinics

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Orem on the unit for day patients and clinic patients.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Communication skills
  • Aseptic technique
  • Scrubbing gowning and gloving for intraoperative nursing
  • Handling of specimens
  • Urethral/suprapubic catheterisation
  • Moving and handling
  • Patient observations
  • Health and safety and informed consent.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Participation in:

  • Care pathways of clinic patients Female + Male catheterisation
  • Nursing skills for open and endoscopic surgery
  • Flexible cystoscopy Observe: Urodynamic studies
  • Trans rectal ultrasound scanning of prostate with biopsy
  • Changes of Suprapubic catheters
  • Teaching of self catheterisation and urethral dilatation

Learn how to:

  • Manage catheters
  • Bladder scans
  • Assist in flow rate clinics
  • Care for the perioperative patient
  • Care for day case patients

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Specific allocation for planned learning
  • Teaching packs
  • Journals
  • Articles and research articles are available on the unit
  • Intranet/internet assess

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Clinical audit meeting every month
  • Local auditing of Nursing Practice
  • Guideline development sessions
  • Journal club every month

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Additional Information

Philosophy for Urology Patient Care

The philosophy will be to assess the individual requirements of each patient /client and to implement the appropriate evidence based care whilst maintaining safety. Each patient is an individual with different cultural, racial and religious beliefs that should be respected.

The belief of the staff within this department is to maximise the patient/client Urological wellbeing and encouraging them to take their place in society, taking into consideration the physical and psychosocial needs of each individual.

The staff believe that they are responsible for providing support required by relatives and significant others. Responsible in promoting good communication within the department and with other members of the MDT.

This department believes it has an educational role in facilitating learning, by providing a suitable environment, which fosters inter-personal relationships and correct professional attitudes and a healthy exchange of ideas.

Patient will be made aware when students and other staff in learning roles are to be involved in their care and are given the right to refuse student /trainee involvement.

Urology Practice Placement Philosophy

The department aims to provide a productive teaching and learning environment for students. This is seen as important to all of our staff within the urology unit. The urology and multidisciplinary teams aim to provide a knowledgeable source of evidence-based information. Supported by a collection of multimedia resources that are easily accessible for their use.

Every student nurse will be exposed to a variety of pathways of care and treatments that patients experience whilst visiting the urology dept. We advocate problem-based learning and acknowledge that our students are adult learners and valuable members of our team.

All students will have supernumerary status whilst on placement, allowing occasion for utilising all resources. As a specialised unit, students are supervised but encouraged to ask questions and participate in patients? individual care.

Our mentors and associate mentors are there to facilitate the students learning and will use their experience to assist and direct them. They will help to establish a plan of action and collate evidence to meet their objectives. 11/04/2007

Practice Educator Facilitators - - Royal Bolton Hospital