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Oaklands Hospital (Theatres and Ward) - PRSEC 142

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Placement Title Oaklands Hospital (Theatres and Ward) - PRSEC 142
Your Placement Contact Abigeal Cuffwright, Anne-Marie Jagger, Sarah Atherton - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Recovery Sister

Placement Address 19 Lancaster Rd, Salford, M6 8AQ
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 787 3472/3478
Placement Web Site
Your University Contact: Sue Walker and Melanie Stephens - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students will be welcomed and introduced to their mentor and other staff members, and will receive an orientation to the ward and theatres.

A plan of the student's time on the ward/theatre and other areas of the hospital will be discussed on their first day (or as soon as possible).

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated a mentor before arriving on placement.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Students are not normally expected to be on placement for long-day shifts, although this can be discussed with their mentor.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Pre-peri and post- operative care of patients undergoing surgery in the following specialities: ophthalmic, general, orthopaedic, dental, ear nose & throat, spinal, breast, gynaecological, cosmetic.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Care pathways are used for all patients with Roper Logan and Tierney Model of Nursing.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Patient admission
  • Patient assessment
  • Pre- and post-operative care in theatres to gain anaesthetic, opperating and recovery room experience and gain an understanding of surgical procedures.
  • Wound care
  • Health promotion and education
  • Patient discharge
  • Pain management
  • Drug administration
  • Communication/interpersonal skills with patients, relatives, and hospital staff
  • Liaison with MDT personnel
  • Giving injections Care and removal of drains and catheters

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Spoke placements in other areas such as pre-operative clinics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and radiotherapy.

What resources are available to help students learning?

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

A fully developed Total Hip Care pathway is being developed by the Capio Hospitals in the North- West.

This will eventually be used in Capio Hospitals nationwide.

Other pathways are expected to be developed.

Spoke Placements

Spoke placements are available in the following departments within the hospital: Outpatients; Physiotherapy; Radiography.

Additional Information

Oaklands Ward Philosophy of Care

As a team working together to provide a service for the patients of our Hospital, we feel it is important that we clarify the beliefs and values that give direction to our work.

We, the ward staff, believe:

  • That our patients needs come first, and that the nursing ca re that we deliver is of the highest standard, taking into account current research to provide evidence-based practice.
  • That we care for the patients as we would expect ourselves and our family to be cared for, in warm, clean and comfortable surroundings.
  • That good communication is essential and that carers should work as a team to provide maximum continuity in order that the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly but also professional and caring.
  • That patients are encouraged to be as independent as possible to aid a speedy recovery.
  • That our patients should be treated with courtesy and respect, maintaining confidentiality at all times, and that they have the right to comment or complain in the knowledge that their views will be fully addressed.
  • That all patients should be assessed individually and treated accordingly. We endeavour to care for all patients regardless of religious beliefs, colour, creed or disability.
  • That the nurse should act as advocate for the patient, ensuring that they are adequately informed of all that pertains to their treatment and care. The patient should be provided with as much information and support as possible in order to promote informed consent at all times.
  • That we should develop and expand our nursing knowledge and competencies in line with NMC guidelines. We aim to develop a learning environment for all staff and students and work in a ward where challenges and questions are met with a common need to develop, improve and change practice whenever necessary.

Oaklands Ward Objectives

  • To promote high quality nursing care and level of service using research and evidence based practice.
  • Our service will remain customer focused at all times providing a high level of communication.
  • To work closely with other members of the Hospital Team and Community Services.
  • To ensure privacy and dignity are maintained at all times.
  • To provide an open learning environment for all staff. Individual staff members will have ongoing training in order to develop and achieve their full potential.

We will endeavour to maintain and promote Capio values.

Capio Values

  • Patient and Customer focus - we never forget the people we above all are here to serve.
  • Confidence - we can only reach our goals by inspiring confidence in our intentions and our competence.
  • Respect and Empathy - our work shall always be characterised by sympathy, participation and respect for individual integrity.
  • Innovative Thinking - we want all employees to feel free to take initiatives and responsibility for improvements in our operations.
  • Benefits to Society - we endeavour to forge enduring and developing relationships with our clients in order to increase the benefits to society arising from our work.

Switchboard: 0161 787 7700

Tel No: 0161 787 3472

Fax No: 0161787 8859

Practice Education Facilitator - Elaine Carter - Pre-Registration Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT