Radiology/X-ray Department - PAOP 47
|Placement Title||Radiology/X-ray Department - PAOP 47|
|Your Placement Contact||Thomas Hardman 0161 778 5314; Heather Andrew 0161 778 5414 - Send Email|
|Placement Address||Royal Oldham Hospital, Xray Department, Rochdale Rd, Oldham, OL1 2JH|
|Placement Phone||0161 778 5314/ 5414|
|Your University Contact:||Chris Fisher - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
Induction to the department and introduction to mentor and colleagues.
Schedule of student involvement in x-ray procedures in order to meet the student objectives and gain some understanding of the patient experience in x-ray.
There may be opportunity for shared teaching/training with radiographer students.
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
The student will be allocated a main mentor with input from other radiology mentors throughout their placement.
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
Day time 9:00 - 5:00 with some flexibility at 5:00 to meet the demands of the interventional procedures.
If at 5:00 pm the procedure is still in progress it might be in the students interest to stay until the end of the procedure although this is not a requirement.
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
- Pre assessment of patients prior to interventional procedures; emotional and physical care of patients during interventional procedures and safe recovery of patients following interventional procedures.
- Patient support during a variety of diagnostic investigations in CT, MR and ultrasound.
What nursing model is used for planning care?
Continuation of the plan of care already started on the ward for in-patients; Promotion of self care for out-patients.
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
- Communication with patient, relatives, team members and referring clinicians and ward staff
- Patient care and observation before, during and after interventional procedures
- Infection Control - hand hygiene, asepsis and sterile procedures
- Pain management
- Record keeping
- Compliance with policy
- Case management
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
- Risk assessments and Health and Safety in an x-ray department
- Handling emergency situations
- Radiation and Ionization hazards
What resources are available to help students learning?
- Multi-disciplinary team
- Mentors and colleagues
- Computer access
- Education Centre library
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
Audits for infection control and patient experience
- Vascular and Urology wards to follow a patient journey
- Vascular Clinic
- Vascular theatre
Very enthusiastic nursing team, looking forward to having nursing students in the department: It will be a developing service and we will encourage feedback from the students to maximise the student nurse experience.