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Irwell Ward - PRSEC 143

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Placement Title Irwell Ward - PRSEC 143
Your Placement Contact Lynn Kaye - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role Manager
Placement Address Barton Brook Nursing Home, 201 Trafford Road, Eccles, M30 0GP
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 787 8437
Your University Contact: Julia Cappleman - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Orientation and Induction

Welcome Pack and Information about Barton Brook and Irwell Ward

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students are allocated their mentor in advance

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Day shift:- 08.00 - 24.00 plus a half day 08.00 - 14.30 every 4 weeks to make up the hours to 150 in total

Night shift:- 24.00 - 08.00

Shift patterns may be negotiated with your mentor – shorter 7.5 hour days, or 4 days, for example

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Nursing care of elderly residents with complex needs including dementia.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Fundamentals of nursing care

Personal care - washing and dressing

Support with nutritional and fluid intake requirements

Principles of infection control

End of life care

Care planning

Vital signs (clinical observations)

Medicines management

Assessment skills

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Wound care

Maintenance and use of NG (nasogastric) and PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) feeding tubes

Tissue viability assessment

What resources are available to help students learning?

Dedicated student noticeboard

Student participation in nursing care under supervision of mentor and other staff

Access to internet eg for literature and research

MDT input - visiting healthcare professionals

Access to 'Aged Care Channel' resource, promoting the sharing of good practice among care homes, through participation from residents and family and staff

Access to Bupa policies and guidelines

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Regular audits including:- care plan audits, medication audits, mental capacity act audits, visits from external monitoring agencies

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Dementia Unit (residential)