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Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU) - RBHP 86

Placement Overview

Placement Title Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU) - RBHP 86
Trust
Your Placement Contact Kathryn Cooke - Send Email
Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital, Minverva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390733
Your University Contact: Karen Higginbotham - 0161 295 5282 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students will be given a tour of the ward, including health and safety issues, fire issues, security issues, meeting staff, introduction to their assessor, name of their link tutor, ward organisation, moving and handling, major incident issues and patient care delivery. 

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors are allocated prior to the students' arrival. 

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Early:

7.30-13.45 

Late:

13.45-20.00 

Night:

19.30-08.00 

Shift Notes:

Staff shift patterns on CDU are: Day: 7.30-20.00 Night: 19.30-08.00 

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

The unit covers patients with a wide variety of medical conditions-allergic reactions, cardiac problems, COPD, PE, DVT, hypoglycaemia, ingestion of toxic substances, cellulitis to name a few. 

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney Model of Nursing. 

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Care Delivery: Medicine administration, IV therapy, national early warning scores, neurological observations. blood sugar monitoring, patient care, wound care.

Care Management: Admission and discharge, care planning, MDT working Professional & Ethical: Confidentiality, privacy & dignity, consent, advocacy, safe guarding

Personal and Professional: Interpersonal skills, professional standards, collaborative care 

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Effective discharge planning and appointment arrangements
  • Infection Control - Management of Outbreaks
  • Care of Dementia patients
  • Clinical Risk Assessments - Trust Wide 

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Library Facilities
  • Student resource area

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Mentorship programme
  • High Impact Intervention

Additional Information

Practice Educator Facilitators - Kisma.Anderson@boltonft.nhs.uk - Royal Bolton Hospital