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Ward F7, Respiratory - PAOP 29

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Placement Title Ward F7, Respiratory - PAOP 29
Your Placement Contact Wendy Ptolomey & Eduard Sieg-Hogg - Send Email
Placement Address Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Rd, Oldham, OL1 2JH
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 627 8426
Your University Contact: Chris Fisher - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Induction booklet to ward is given to students on arrival or before if they visit the ward prior to placement. Students are orientated to the ward, shown where the student notice board is, reference material and introduced to staff.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students are allocated to mentors within 1 of 3 nursing teams based on the ward. Off duty mirrors the mentor as much as possible. Mentors and students arrange mutual dates for interviews.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

  • Early shift 07.30 - 15.30
  • Late shift 13.30 - 21.30
  • Night shift 20.45 - 07.45

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

From acutely ill patients to chronic illness and care of the dying of any adult age or sex

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Loosely based on Roper, Logan and Tierney.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Assisting with all activities of daily living.
  • Temperature, pulse and blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood sugar monitoring
  • Recording of weight and urinalysis
  • Aseptic technique
  • Drug familiarity
  • Liaising with the multidisciplinary team and other agencies
  • Completion of documentation
  • Team management

What resources are available to help students learning?

Staff, teaching sessions of the ward, reference library, learning packs and research articles

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Mouth care development
  • Pressure sore prevention cushions trial

Additional Information

Philosophy of Care

The philosophy of ward F7 is based around the belief that all patients are individual members of society.

Nursing staff maintain the dignity and confidentiality of the patient whilst maintaining high standards of care by using their own expertise and using all available resource s. The patient's independence will always be encouraged.

We believe the major responsibility of the nurse is to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care in order to prioritise, taking into consideration each person's physical, psychological, and social and spiritual needs.

Nurses are also responsible for meeting the individual needs of relatives and significant others of all ages from a multi-racial and multi-cultural society.

Nursing staff on the ward liaise with the multi-disciplinary team from admission to ensure as safe a discharge as possible for the patient. The nurse is an educator and promoter of health utilising when possible research based teaching from staff with a variety of knowledge and experience, which will ensure a high quality of education with support and guidance for student nurses. Staff on ward are also keen mentors and assessors for NVQ workers.