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Acute Admission Adolescent Eating Disorder - NUOS 12

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Placement Title Acute Admission Adolescent Eating Disorder - NUOS 12
Your Placement Contact Mick Pierrepont - Send Email
Placement Address The Priory Group, Rappax Rd, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 0NX
Placement City/Town: Altrincham
Placement Phone 0161 904 0050
Your University Contact: John Vernon - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

*Induction via 'Ward Profile Induction Pack'
*Physical orientation to the ward environment
*Health & Safety to ensure safe working practices
*Information re working practice
*MDT etc
*Key nurse system
*Orientation to documentation allocation board etc.
*Their responsibilities and expectations discussed

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

*1:1 interview techniques
*Mental Health assessment
*Therapeutic activities incorporated into mental health assessment
*Admission/discharge procedures - incorporating care programme approach
*Mental Health Act
*Risk assessment management
*Violence and aggression management
*Hygiene issues - handwashing, infection control etc.

What resources are available to help students learning?

*Internet (via identified qualified staff with passwords for access)
*Written information/documents
Library access at the Prestwich site
*All members of the team are excellent resources to support you in your learning e-learning programmes
*Study days/ in-house training
*Spoke opportunities

Spoke Placements

See student handbook for further Spokes

Additional Information

Nurses on the unit now wear uniforms and students are asked to come in their uniforms (black trousers and white polo shirt). Identification badges are essential.

Students are asked to telephone the Ward before the placement starts to arrange the shift they are to start on.

Punctuality is vital - During the hand over period vital information including risks will be shared and this should not be missed