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Royton & Crompton Health Centre, District Nursing - OPCTP 13

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Placement Title Royton & Crompton Health Centre, District Nursing - OPCTP 13
Your Placement Contact Gemma Barber, Zoe Broxup - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

District Nursing

Placement Address Block 4, Southlink Business Park, Hamilton Street, Oldham, OL4 1ED
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 07825934818
Your University Contact: Iain Quinton - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students will arrive on placement on their first morning and will be shown round by a member of the Team and introduced to appropriate staff and made to feel welcome.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students are allocated a Mentor within a District Nursing Team.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


9.00 am - 5 pm



Shift Notes:

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Care of patients in their own home or Treatment Clinics Care of patients in Residential Care Homes, Neighbourhood Network Homes. Acute and non-acute medical and post-operative care Wide and varied range of wound care with extensive range of wound dressings Care of leg ulcers, venous and arterial. Occasionally malignant leg ulcers Compliance and non-compliance of treatments Maintenance treatments of anaemias, vitamin deficiencies, hormone disorders Care of patients with eye problems, post cataract, glaucoma, blindness. Palliative and terminal care. Shared care with Social services and other agencies. Care of the acute and chronically ill - short and long term care. Health promotion situations. Continence assessments and treatments. Care of the catheterised patient Caring for patients with learning disabilities, Alzheimer's disease, etc. Bowel care - acute and chronic Diabetic care - insulin and non-insulin dependent Care of patients diagnosed with Deep Vein Thrombosis preventing hospital admissions. Paraplegic patient care Follow up care of patients who have had day surgery.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Orem's model of self care and also Roper, Logan and Tierney's model based on the activities of daily living.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Ear syringing
  • Male and female urinary catheterisation
  • Venepuncture
  • Recording of blood pressure, blood sugar Injections - subcutaneous and intramuscular.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Central line management
  • Use and maintenance of the syringe driver
  • Care of eye prosthesis
  • Care of supra pubic catheter
  • Setting up and maintenance of parenteral feeding regimes

What resources are available to help students learning?

All areas have resource information available for students, full internet access and also access to the main healthcare databases e.g. CINAHL, following input of a password and code.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Books
  • Journals
  • Internet
  • Qualified Staff

Spoke Placements

Working alongside Health Visitors and Community Nursery Nurses, varied experience is gAined. You will be looking at Health and Development of Children and Families and a wider public health remit. There is also opportunity to spend time with other services such as School Health Advisors, Speech Therapists, Orthoptists, Podiatrist. Resources include books and leaflets on a variety of topics.

Additional Information

Students must wear their uniform at all times.