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OPD (Children's Out Patients Department) - PAOP 7

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Placement Title OPD (Children's Out Patients Department) - PAOP 7
Your Placement Contact Jenny Walsh - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Oldham Hospital,OPD, Rochdale Road, Oldham, OL1 2JH
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 627 8172
Your University Contact: Elizabeth Charnock - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Welcome pack including philosophy of care, which is given on the first day to students. Introduced to mentor and orientated to the department.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students always work 1:1 with their mentor unless they are on annual leave or absent. In which case another named member of staff steps in.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

09.00 - 17.30 Monday to Thursday

09:00 - 14:30 Friday

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Patients seen as outpatients. A lot of teaching and health promotion is involved.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

There is no specific model used in outpatients although we do admit patients occasionally from clinic and we then use an adapted model of Casey's incorporating the activities of daily living from Roper, Logan and Tierney.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Linking with the esential skills cluster for pre-registration programme.
  • Taking and recording of temperature, pulse, respirations, BP, weight, height.
  • Dressing and undressing of babies including nappies.
  • Eye care.
  • Provision of appropriate food and drink, on occasion.
  • Collecting urine and faeces specimens.
  • Handwashing.
  • Spoke placements are arranged to encompass all core clinical skills for semester 1 and 2 year 1.
  • Nutrition across the age continum
  • Infection control polocy/handwashing/specimin collection
  • Medicines management and outpatients prescription

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Student workbook is provided.
  • Compilation of up to date articles relevant to the area.
  • Internet access.
  • Student board in staff room

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Drug group protocol.
  • Development of nurse led clinics
  • Auditing of rapid referral clinics and venepuncture
  • Development of outpatient documentation
  • Immunisations

Spoke Placements

Additional Information

Philosophy of Care

In our department the staff continually strive to deliver the highest standards of care in a welcoming and happy atmosphere to the children and their families.

All the nurses and doctors are specially trained to care for the needs of children. The staff are always available to give advice.

The staff in the children's outpatient department are totally committed to ensuring that the children and their families receive excellent up to date care in a happy and welcoming atmosphere.