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Main Outpatients Department - PABP 26

Placement Overview

Placement Title Main Outpatients Department - PABP 26
Your Placement Contact Sister Suzanne Wiggans - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Acting Manager

Placement Address Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Rd, Bury, BL9 7TD
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161-778-2891
Your University Contact: Melanie Ruston - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Induction Booklet
Induction to the department

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors are allocated prior to the student starting on placement.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

8:15am to 5:30pm with 30mins for lunch break. Usually half a day off during the week.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Communicating with our patients to ensure they are fully informed at all times.
Wound care and supporting the patient before, during and after any wound care is given.
Carrying out pre-screening of patients e.g. testing urine samples; recording blood pressure and pulse rate etc.
Working closely with the Multi-Displinary Team and Medical Teams from multiple specialities.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Recording blood pressures/oxygen saturation levels, pulse and other physiological readings.
Wound Care
Removal of sutures
Aseptic Non – Touch Technique (ANTT)
Hand Washing
Taking a swab from a patient to send to the Pathology lab to detect e.g. e.coli infection.
Taking blood samples (Phlebotomy)

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Injection techniques
Pressure Ulcer Dressing
Minor Operations
Visual Field Testing
Lacrymal Sac Wash Outs (Eyes)
Administration of eye drops.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Internet and Intranet access and also Wifi
On site library
Free hospital transport to allow students to attend spokes on other sites.
Interprofessional Teaching sessions
Path Lab Tours
Student Resource Room
Student Notice Board for information of training sessions

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Various research nurses work among the clinics in the department.

Spoke Placements

Palliative Care Nurses
Diabetes Specialist Nurses

Additional Information

Opportunity to work in the plaster room, with the podiatrists, physiotherapists and specialist nurses