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Opthalmology CATS - CAREUK 3

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Placement Title Opthalmology CATS - CAREUK 3
Your Placement Contact Elizabeth Shelmerdine - Send Email
Placement Address The Croft Shifa Health Centre, Belfield Road, Rochdale, OL16 2UP
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 01706 751157 - 07799 608748
Placement Web Site
Your University Contact: Michelle Howarth - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Glaucoma Clinics

Cataract clinics pre and post-operative

Minor op surgery

Cataract surgery

Oculo plastic surgery

Vitreo-retinal surgery

AMD clinics and injection lists

Fluorescein photography

OCT Clinic (photos of the back of the eye)

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

We have dedicated mentors

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


08.30 - 17.00


11.30 - 20.00

Shift Notes:

The Unit operates Monday - Friday

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Pre op assessments

Post op assessments

Patients for theatre and injections

AMD patients

Glaucoma patients

Care for patients undergoing various investigations

What nursing model is used for planning care?

All our patients are day cases and we use the opthalmic programme of care called Medisoft

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Able to take vital signs: BP, Blood sugar, Temperature, Swabs

All other core clinical skills will be taught on the Unit, for example visions, implementing eye drops under supervision and any other opthalmic diagnostics

What resources are available to help students learning?


Books and journals

Placements to optometrists, Pharmacy, Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO)

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Post op visual outcomes from cateract

Support for patients with Macular Degeneration

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