Ward G5 - RBHP 34
|Placement Title||Ward G5 - RBHP 34|
|Your Placement Contact||Suzanne Lucas, Kath Brown, Dawn Johnstone - Send Email|
|Placement Contact's Role||G5 is a 25 bedded elective surgical orthopaedic ward. It consists of 3 bays of 7 beds and 4 side wards.|
|Placement Address||Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR|
|Placement Phone||01204 390120|
|Your University Contact:||Sarah Ratcliffe - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
Assessors and Associate Mentors are allocated prior to placement or on students arrival to the Ward.
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
07.00 - 15.00 with 1/2 hour break
13.00 - 21.00 with 1/2 hour unpaid break as per Trust policy.
20.30 - 07.30
In line with University instructions we prefer students not to work long days. If you have any queries with your shifts please discuss with your Mentor. Long day shifts are optional for students. If you are going to be late or are sick, you must contact the ward at the first opportunity.
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
The students are involved in pre and postoperative care for patients undergoing joint replacements, arthrodesis, arthroscopes and other elective orthopaedic surgery.
What nursing model is used for planning care?Roper, Logan and Tierney
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
- Aseptic technique for wounds
- Dressing application
- Insertion/removal of urinary catheters
- Care of venflon sites and intravenous infusions
- Removal of sutures/clip
- Removal of wound drains
- Observations for the pre and post of patients
- Use of Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA)
- Discharge planning
- Admission process and Care Plan
- Moving and Handling techniques
- Early warning score
- Risk assessments
- Safe medicine administration
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
Care of patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.
What resources are available to help students learning?
- Organised, planned teaching session
- Teaching packs available and a wide range of nursing journals
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
Research into development of a wound assessment chart.
Practice Educator Facilitators - Denise.Lilley@boltonft.nhs.uk - Royal Bolton Hospital