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Pre Operative Assessment - SRFTP 83

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Placement Title Pre Operative Assessment - SRFTP 83
Your Placement Contact Paula Hewitt-Paul - Send Email
Placement Address Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 1412
Your University Contact: Mark Mitchell - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Meet your Mentor/Mentor Team allocation

Off duty

Dept induction

General discussion

Initial discussion and assessment

Identify aims and objectives

Specific objectives

Identify spoke placements

Routine of pre-op clinic

Role of a Pre-operative Nurse

Optimisation of Health

Patient journey

Pre-operative investigations

Role of an Anaesthetist

Shadowing Anaesthetist

Shadowing Support Workers in Blood Room

Participation in Huddles

Pre-operative meetings

Clinical Governance

Meetings with Link Nurses

Health promotion


Infection Control

Self Directed Study

Please download your Welcome Pack prior to commencing placement

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Team mentoring - students are allocated to a team prior to placement

Off Duty - Students to phone prior to placement for off duty

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


08:00 - 16:30/08:00 - 17:00


08:00 - 19:00

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Patients being referred from GP to specialist in Outpatients Department.  If surgery indicated, continue to Pre-operative Assessment Clinic to ascertain fitness for general anaesthetic and/or optimisation of health

Anaesthetic reviews


Medications advice

Health promotion

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Orem's Model of Nursing

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Observational skills

Communication skills extremely important

Clinical observation


ECG's and PFT's

Decision making skills

Ability to work within a team

Health Promotion

Ability to manage own workload

Ability to manage own self directed study

What resources are available to help students learning?



SRFT Library

Student Noticeboard


Pre-op team members


Multi-Disciplinary Team

Other students

University Link Lecturer/Personal Tutor

Practice Education Leads

Practice Education Facilitators

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

The role of a Pre-operative Nurse

The role of an Anaesthetist

Spoke Placements

Outpatients Department

Specialist Nurses

Blood Room

Day Surgery Unit/Surgical Admissions Lounge




Walkden Gateway

Pendleton Gateway

Cardio Respiratory Investigations

Additional Information

Practice Education Facilitator - Andrea Surtees - Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT