Ward B2 (on C4) - RBHP 23

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward B2 (on C4) - RBHP 23
Trust
Your Placement Contact Yvonne Houghton, Lesley Bithel, Fiona Connell - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Ward Manager / Practice Education lead

Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390919
Your University Contact: Liz bourne - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors and assessors are allocated prior to the students' arrival; however, if the student has been on the ward previously then they have the choice.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Early:

7.30am - 3.30pm

Late:

1.00pm - 9.00pm

Night:

8.45pm - 7.45am

Shift Notes:

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Caring for patients with a wide variety of general medical conditions including:-

  • Asthma
  • CVA
  • Haematemesis
  • Falls
  • Arthritis
  • Weight loss
  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Parkinsons
  • Dementia

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney Model of Nursing.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • All aspects of nursing care
  • Observations & EWS
  • Dressings
  • Continence problems
  • Pressure area care
  • Advocacy
  • Bereavement
  • Nursing process
  • Medicine management
  • Moving & Handling
  • Infection prevention

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Reflective Practice
  • Managing self & others
  • ANNT

What resources are available to help students learning?

Trained staff with relevant training to meet NMC requirements:-

  • Student forums
  • Close links with Practice Educator team
  • Hospital Library
  • Development of teaching packages

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Exemplar Ward Programme.

Spoke Placements

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Social worker
  • Discharge co-ordinator
  • Endoscopy
  • Respiratory Specialist Team
  • Tissue viability
  • Dietician
  • Speech therapy
  • Bereavement & Donor Team

Additional Information

Our aim is to give patient centred care, and believe continuity of care enables patients and relatives to relax and discuss their problems, fears and worries more readily and relaxed in giving their patient the psychological support they need.

We believe that every patient has the right to make decisions about the care they receive in hospital. Therefore we aim to ensure full understanding of care by explanation given to our patients and relatives as they wish.

Including the aims for rehabilitation to health and help in acceptance of their limitations. To ensure that all patients have equal understanding of their care, we also welcome relatives to help interpret to the patient to give reassurance and understanding. Other disciplines are involved in patient care as the patients' needs arise.

We aim to offer help and support with all activities of daily living. Including assessment and care from physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietician etc, who liaise with nursing staff regarding patient progress.

Practice Educator Facilitators - Kisma.anderson@boltonft.nhs.uk - Royal Bolton Hospital