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Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic - PAOP 48

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Placement Title Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic - PAOP 48
Your Placement Contact Lee Stone - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Oldham Hospital, Oral Surgery, Rochdale Road, Oldham, OL1 2JH
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 627 1234
Your University Contact: Jennifer Klunder - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

We are in the process of developing a learning package.

Students will spend the first day with their assessor and will be allocated to mentors within the department.

Discussion will take place regarding Learning opportunities and their objectives during their stay in the pre-op clinic.

Visit to the library

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student will be allocated their assessor, but they will also work with mentors within the department during their stay allocated by their assessor.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




1.30pm - 9.00pm


8.45pm- 7.45am

Shift Notes:

Pre-op Clinic hours 07.45-16.45 with a half day 07.45-12.45

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Observations
  • Communication
  • Anaesthetic Assessment
  • Pre-operative Assessment

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Pre-operative assessment guidelines.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Listening and communication skills individual/team work. Hand Hygeine/ Infection Control Urinalysis/Pregnancy testing Height, Weight, BMI

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Latex screening
  • MRSA screening
  • Waterlow assessment
  • VTE
  • Smoking cessation
  • Traffic light assessment
  • ANNT assessment
  • Venapuncture
  • ECGs
  • Obese patient protocol
  • Management

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Post grad library at TROH to access library and internet/intranet
  • Student notice board in pre-op coffee room
  • Access to current books/journals in pre-op coffee room

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Enhanced recovery for colorectal patients
  • Research at present by Macmillan nurses re colorectal patients within pre-op clinic.

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