Ward 4 & 5 - Acute Stroke Unit/Primary Stroke Centre - PABP 20
|Placement Title||Ward 4 & 5 - Acute Stroke Unit/Primary Stroke Centre - PABP 20|
|Your Placement Contact||Dawn Wray-Williamson, Natalie Greaves - Send Email|
|Placement Contact's Role||
|Placement Phone||01619188673 01619188671|
|Your University Contact:||Jane Jenkins - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
Welcome, orientation to the ward, off duty, assigned mentor
Planned initial, midpoint and final interviews.
Spoke placements in stroke rehabilitation, Early supported discharge for stroke and
Stroke research nurses.
Exposure to full range of multidisciplinary team
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
All students have a named mentor highlighted prior to commencement
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
7. 30 am - 3. 30pm
12.30pm - 20.30pm
20.00pm - 08.00am
Longdays: 0730- 2030 (usual ward shift)
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
Students will experience
-emergency assessment and treatment of stroke with thrombolysis
-hyper acute nursing
Students can also explore
-stroke rehabilitation both in a hospital setting and the home setting
-nursing research within stroke
What nursing model is used for planning care?
Roper, Logan and Tierney.
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Physiological observations and use of early warning score.
Recognition of the deteriorating patient
Stroke assessment (NIHSS) recognition of stroke
Medication administration Inc. thrombolysis
Telemetry and close monitoring of thrombolysis
Standard Infection control precautions
Blood glucose monitoring
Risk assessments, nursing assessment.
5 lead ECG
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
NGT insertion, feeding, medication administration and care
PEG/PEJ feeding, medication administration and care
Aseptic non touch technique
Speech issues common in stroke and how to overcome these.
Urinary Catheterisation and catheter care
Nutrition and fluid management
Pain management, identification, assessment, deliver and monitor appropriate interventions, physical, psychological and pharmaceutical.
12 lead ECG
Simple wound management.
End of life care
Essential nursing skills
What resources are available to help students learning?
Student board (and student file)
Computer access for online resources (students must ensure they have student access to the trust online systems, see PEF’s for details)
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
Ongoing varied research activities in progress at this site leading to constant evidence based developments within stroke care.
Ward 11 A or B stroke rehabilitation
Early supported discharge team for home rehabilitation
Research team for stroke research exposure
Fairfield boasts one of the top rated primary stroke centres in the country, currently one of only three in the region offering thrombolysis.
A unique placement opportunity for all students.