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Out Patient Department - PARP 12

Placement Overview

Placement Title Out Patient Department - PARP 12
Trust
Your Placement Contact Nicola Hurdis, Donna Lewis and Gemma Bowman - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Staff Nurse and Sister

Placement Address Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 01706 517799
Your University Contact: Peter McGovern - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Introduction to mentor, assoc mentor, staff and the Department

Location of emergency exits/fire fighting equipment/alarms, resuscitation equipment/trolley

Awareness of Outpatient Department specific protocols

Student Placement Pack

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors and associate mentors will be allocated to each student prior to commencement of placement, but are open to discussion.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Early:

Late:

Night:

Shift Notes:

Students work 8am - 5pm 4 days a week and 8.30am - 1pm 1 day a week.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Supporting patients attending the following clinics -

Urology

General surgery

Rheumatology

Haematology

Medicine

Vascular surgery

Orthopaedics

Cardiology

Respiratory

Gynaecology

Colposcopy

Urodynamics

What nursing model is used for planning care?

No specific nursing model is currently used.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Aseptic technique

Wound care and assessment

Communication skills

Physiological observations

Venepuncture

Application of plaster casts (3rd Year Students)

Urinalysis

Chaperoning

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Observation of:

Investigations carried out in Cardio-Respiratory Dept

Colposcopy

Rigid sigmoidoscopy

Urinary Catheterisation

Bladder scans

Mantoux Tests

Urine flow tests

What resources are available to help students learning?

Out patient nursing staff

Internet Access

Teaching sessions organized by Outpatient staff

Patient information sessions

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Individual research and development

Spoke Placements

Endoscopy

Day Surgery

Multi Disciplinary meetings or other areas can be arranged by discussion with mentor, depending on individual learning needs

Additional Information

The Outpatient Department is made up of 6 suites on the Rochdale Infirmary site

The Clinical Placement Facilitator for student nurses is Amanda MacDonald.  The role of the PEF is to provide ongoing support for student nurses and mentors in practice.
Tel: 71959
E-mail: Amanda.MacDonald@hmpct.nhs.uk