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Endoscopy - SRFTP 8

Placement Overview

Placement Title Endoscopy - SRFTP 8
Your Placement Contact Amanda Jenkins - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 5959
Your University Contact: Mark Mitchell - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • General overview of the purpose and running of the Unit
  • Information booklets given along with beginners pack
  • Assisting trained staff with admission and recovery of patients
  • Observing Clinical Endoscopic procedures.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • You will be allocated a mentor prior to commencing on the unit.
  • Spend time with mentor for a minimum of 40% of placement.
  • Your mentors will ensure your documentation is completed in an accurate and timely fashion.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday

8.30am - 8.30pm 3 long days plus a half days (to be agreed with mentor)

8.30am - 5.00pm Weekends

Sickness: If you are unable to attend work due to sickness would you please contact the unit before 8.30am on 206-5959.

You must inform your University the dates of sickness and absence the unit will also liaise with the University.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Admission and recovery of patients pre and post Endoscopy
  • Care of the patients undergoing Endoscopy
  • Care of Sedated Patients
  • Psychological Care of Anxious Patients

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Endoscopy Care Pathway

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Record keeping
  • Moving and Handling
  • Hand washing (cross infection in general)
  • Maintenance of air-way during Endoscopy

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Significance of clinical conditions and medication on relation to procedures
  • Discharge policies
  • Monitoring and Recording of Clinical Observation
  • Significant interaction with the patient

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Information leaflets and files
  • Student packs
  • Weekly multi-disciplinary meetings regarding Research and Development in Endoscopy

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Information leaflets
  • Student packs
  • Weekly multi-disciplinary meetings regarding Research and Development in Endoscopy
  • Also Audits on Patient Satisfaction and Nursing Practice

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Additional Information

Useful Contacts

PEL-Amanda Jenkins  0161 2065959

Unit Manager- Kate Pinder  0161 2065959

LeadNurse - Julie Newton 0161 2062205

PracticeEducator + Nicky fishburn  0161 2063210

Endoscopy Unit Philosophy

On the Endoscopy Unit we aim to provide a happy and supportive team. All staff on the Unit are valued as individuals, regardless of band or status. An important aspect of our role is to provide optimal care and to enhance the quality of life for patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic endoscopy procedures.

We recognize the importance of providing care, which is evidence based to enable us to meet JAG guidelines. It is our desire to create a good learning environment for student nurses and recognize that we can all learn from each other using every opportunity to promote learning. We recognise that all patients are individuals and ensure that all religious and cultural beliefs are taken into consideration when visiting the Unit.

We endeavour to maintain the privacy and dignity of patients and guarantee confidentiality.

The Unit strives for excellent communication within the team in order to meet the holistic needs of the patient. We try and make patients feel welcomed and hope to create a pleasant, calm and friendly environment throughout their journey.

Overview of the Endoscopy Unit

The Endoscopy Unit is situated in the red area of the hospital near A&E, we are part of the medical services at Salford Royal Foundation Trust.

The Unit is made up of a 9 bedded admission and recovery area, 3 clinical procedure rooms and a decontamination room. There are staff toilets, kitchen and lockers available.

The 3 rooms run in correlation with each other continuously both morning and afternoon. A variety of Doctors carry out the procedures these include Surgeons, Medics,a Radiologist and a Nurse Endoscopist.

On the Unit we care for patients with a variety of conditions including:

  • GI cancers
  • GI bleed patients
  • Crohns and ulcerative colitis
  • Alcohol related/Liver disease

As a Unit we work closely with other members of the mulit-disciplinary team, including Radiology Staff and GI Specialist Nurses.

Whilst on the Unit students will have the opportunity to work with all other members to enhance their learning objectives.

Endoscopic Procedures

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Ileoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography (ERCP)
  • Percutaneous and endoscopic Gastrostomy (P.E.G)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

  • Biopsy
  • Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection
  • Radio frequency ablation
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Banding of varicies
  • Dilatation
  • Banding of haemorrhoids
  • Injection of ulcers
  • Gastric and colonic clipping
  • Sphincterotomies
  • Trawling of bile ducts
  • Bilary and pancreatic stenting

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We as team want to assist you in achieving you learning outcomes, so if you really want to see or learn anything, then please ask.

We have a selection of learning resources on the Unit and all staff are willing to assist with your learning objectives.

We expect all staff to treat students as individuals and make them feel part of the team.

We actively participate in students learning experiences.

We hope that you enjoy the placement, if you have any concerns whilst on the Unit, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff. We hope we can assist you in your training and wish you well in your nursing career.

Practice Eduction Facilitator - Mike Hollinshead - Pre-reg Practice Education Facilitator, Learning and Development, Mayo Building, SRFT

t: 0161 206 8223