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Ward F4 - RBHP 35

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward F4 - RBHP 35
Your Placement Contact Noralynn Saulong, Laura Westhead - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390372
Your University Contact: Anna Gorman - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Allocated a main mentor and a support Registrant. Due to the nature of the unit being spread across different floors/wards, the student follows their mentor to their allocated work area for that particular shift. It will be indicated on the off duty.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?







Shift Notes:

Students are encouraged to do the shorter shifts on this placement - long days are not conducive to learning. To comply with NMC requirements, students need to work a total of two shorter shifts per week with their main mentor. If students need to undertake nights during this allocation, please inform the PELs as soon as possible. Students will be expected to work weekends during this placement.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Elective pre-operative and post-operative care of a variety of surgical conditions. Care of patients admitted as emergency cases with conditions which may result in surgery.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper; Logan and Tierney. Selection of pathways utilised for day case surgery.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Admission process
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Care
  • National Early Warning Score Administration medicines
  • ANTT
  • Urinary Catheter Care Pre and post operative care

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Care of PEG/RIG feeding system
  • Care of Tracheostomies
  • Care of Nasal packs
  • Care of Suprapubic catheters
  • Care of Bladder Irrigation

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Workbooks available
  • Negotiated time to spend in Trust library

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Intentional rounding
  • Fluid balance competencies

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Additional Information

Ward Philosophy

Caring is a major focus of nursing within the ward. By using a recognised Model of Nursing and the Nursing Process, the appropriately trained qualified and unqualified staff aim to fill the self deficits within a patients daily living activities, brought on by ill health.

All relevant aspects of hospital care will be explained to ensure informed consent is obtained and a duty of care is achieved.

Whenever possible promotion of health will be emphasised. Where death is the expected outcome, we will endeavour to ensure that it is dignified, peaceful and pain free.

All care will be delivered with respect and regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexuality or social status.

Practice Educator Facilitators - - Royal Bolton Hospital