Endoscopy Unit - RBHP 7

Placement Overview

Placement Title Endoscopy Unit - RBHP 7
Trust
Your Placement Contact Brenda Rushton, Natalie Gordon - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role Practice Educational Lead/Staff Nurse
Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390648
Your University Contact: Anna Gorman - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Mentor allocated. Student workbook with detailed information on the different endoscopy procedures. 

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Allocated a named mentor 

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Shift patterns vary - please contact the placement prior to starting placement to discuss. 

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

The Endoscopy Unit currently has 2 procedure rooms dedicated to different procedures such as gastroscopy; colonoscopy; flexible sigmoidoscopy and bronchoscopy. The unit also has a satellite service in Radiology for procedures which are undertaken under X-ray control such as ERCP; PEG insertion. The Endoscopy department carries out both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Examples of therapeutic procedures are banding of varices; injection of bleeding vessels; banding of piles; removal of foreign bodies and insertion of gastrotomy tubes. 

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney. 

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

The student will be given an opportunity to develop their basic clinical skills such as monitoring the patients observations; enhancing their communication skills; pre, peri and post procedure care. The student will be supported in admission and discharge of patients; provision of appropriate advice or health teaching of the patient. 

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Use of topical anaesthetics such as throat sprays
  • Collection of biopsy samples
  • Use of different IT systems within the department

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Resource folder
  • Attendance at MDT meetings
  • Spoke placements with different specialist staff linked to Endoscopy unit
  • Explanation of procedures by experienced and knowledgeable staff

Spoke Placements

The department works closely with different specialist areas which will allow the student to enhance the knowledge they learn in Endoscopy:

  • Upper GI Nurses
  • Colorectal nurses
  • Coeliac clinic
  • Anaemia clinic
  • C3 ward

Additional Information

Practice Educator Facilitators - Itai.collier@boltonft.nhs.uk - Royal Bolton Hospital