Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU) - RBHP 86
|Placement Title||Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU) - RBHP 86|
|Your Placement Contact||Kathryn Cooke - Send Email|
|Placement Address||Royal Bolton Hospital, Minverva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR|
|Placement Phone||01204 390733|
|Your University Contact:||Karen Higginbotham - 0161 295 5282 - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
Students will be given a tour of the ward, including health and safety issues, fire issues, security issues, meeting staff, introduction to their assessor, name of their link tutor, ward organisation, moving and handling, major incident issues and patient care delivery.
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
Mentors are allocated prior to the students' arrival.
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
Staff shift patterns on CDU are: Day: 7.30-20.00 Night: 19.30-08.00
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
The unit covers patients with a wide variety of medical conditions-allergic reactions, cardiac problems, COPD, PE, DVT, hypoglycaemia, ingestion of toxic substances, cellulitis to name a few.
What nursing model is used for planning care?
Roper, Logan and Tierney Model of Nursing.
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Care Delivery: Medicine administration, IV therapy, national early warning scores, neurological observations. blood sugar monitoring, patient care, wound care.
Care Management: Admission and discharge, care planning, MDT working Professional & Ethical: Confidentiality, privacy & dignity, consent, advocacy, safe guarding
Personal and Professional: Interpersonal skills, professional standards, collaborative care
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
- Effective discharge planning and appointment arrangements
- Infection Control - Management of Outbreaks
- Care of Dementia patients
- Clinical Risk Assessments - Trust Wide
What resources are available to help students learning?
- Library Facilities
- Student resource area
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
- Mentorship programme
- High Impact Intervention
Practice Educator Facilitators - Kisma.Anderson@boltonft.nhs.uk - Royal Bolton Hospital