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Opthalmology/Eye Clinic - PARP 57

Placement Overview

Placement Title Opthalmology/Eye Clinic - PARP 57
Your Placement Contact Patricia Lonergan - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Nurse Manager

Placement Address Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 01706 901755 or 01706 901798

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Student orientation booklet.
Named Mentor
Spoke placements.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors to work with their student as much as possible

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Days:   8-5   Mon – Thursday   8-12.30 Friday

Notes: These shift patterns vary when doing spoke placements.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Treatment of casualties.   Medical and surgical conditions.
New Patients
Follow up patients
Orthoptic patients
Diagnostic tests e.g. Visual Field test. Fundus Fluorescein Angiogram Test. Pachynetry tests.
Topography test. Lacrimal Sac Wash out test.
Optician referrals urgent and routine.
Minor ops clinics e.g.  Lid cyst removal.

What nursing model is used for planning care?


What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Hand Washing
Visual Acuity testing
Eye drop instillation.
Clinical Observations
Examination of the Eye.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Lacrimal sac wash out





Minor OP assisting

What resources are available to help students learning?

Study Room with facilities for learning incl    Computer and books.
Teaching packages.
Shadowing clinicians
Information Leaflets

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Bi Monthly

Spoke Placements

Eye Day Case Unit

Clinical Assessment Unit (if necessary)

Eye Theatre


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