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Radiology/X-ray Department - PAOP 47

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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 City/Town: Oldham
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?

Shift Notes:

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

Spoke Placements

  • Vascular and Urology wards to follow a patient journey
  • Vascular Clinic
  • Vascular theatre
  • Ultrasound
  • CT
  • MRI

Additional Information

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.