Ward D4 - RBHP 30

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward D4 - RBHP 30
Trust
Your Placement Contact Rebecca Alihemate; Gemma Taylor, Lorraine Winstanley - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role Sister and Practice Education Lead
Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390757
Your University Contact: Dawn Gawthorpe - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Welcome Pack - with all information about placement 

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors are allocated to students as soon as we know you are on placement with us. You can contact by e-mail or phone. 

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Day Shift:- 07.30 - 20.00 Night Shift:- 19.30 - 08.00 Student do not have to work the 12hr shift system. Ward is flexible with students needs as long as adheres to policy. 

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

This placement is largely acutely ill Respiratory patients, which includes:- Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Embolism, Chest infections, Pneumothorax, Pleural effusion etc. There are also patients with a wide variety of medical conditions, such as Diabetes, Heart failure, Urinary infections, Cardiac, Stroke, Dementia.

Therefore the exposure you receive will be varied. 

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney. 

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Basic Nursing care - Hygiene, Nutrition, Communication Nursing process - Admissions, discharge, care planning, evaluation of care
  • Observations - Blood pressure, pulse, temperature, Oxygen saturations
  • Administration of Medicines
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Palliative Care

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Invasive procedures, e.g. Chest Drains, biopsies
  • Non Invasive positive
  • Ventilation
  • Assessing the Breathless Patient
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Health Promotion
  • Inhaler Technique
  • Nebuliser Care

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Spoke placements following the patient journey, Close MDT work with Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Dietician, Social Worker etc
  • Work Based learning packs on Core skills & relevant diseases
  • Respiratory teaching Sessions on Tuesday pm
  • Teaching room with relevant material
  • Student Forums
  • Hospital Library

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Exemplar ward programme
  • High Impact Interventions
  • Mortality Meetings
  • Deliver evidenced based care via British Thoracic Society, NICE guidance etc

Spoke Placements

Week placement in Thoracic Medicine with Specialist nurses for 3rd years. 1st and 2nd years can choose to follow a specialist nurse for the day eg: Asthma, COPD, Lung Cancer. Negotiable experiences with any members of the MDT team in order to follow the patients journey from admission to discharge. 

Additional Information

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