Opthalmology CATS - CAREUK 3
|Placement Title||Opthalmology CATS - CAREUK 3|
|Your Placement Contact||Elizabeth Shelmerdine - Send Email|
|Placement Address||The Croft Shifa Health Centre, Belfield Road, Rochdale, OL16 2UP|
|Placement Phone||01706 751157|
|Placement Web Site||www.rochdaleophthalmologycats.nhs.uk|
|Your University Contact:||Lorraine Abbott - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
Cataract clinics pre and post-operative
Minor op surgery
Oculo plastic surgery
AMD clinics and injection lists
OCT Clinic (photos of the back of the eye)
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
We have dedicated mentors
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
08.30 - 17.00
11.30 - 20.00
The Unit operates Monday - Friday
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
Pre op assessments
Post op assessments
Patients for theatre and injections
Care for patients undergoing various investigations
What nursing model is used for planning care?
All our patients are day cases and we use the opthalmic programme of care called Medisoft
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Able to take vital signs: BP, Blood sugar, Temperature, Swabs
All other core clinical skills will be taught on the Unit, for example visions, implementing eye drops under supervision and any other opthalmic diagnostics
What resources are available to help students learning?
Books and journals
Placements to optometrists, Pharmacy, Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO)
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
Post op visual outcomes from cateract
Support for patients with Macular Degeneration
Croft Shifa Health Centre
The Phoenix Centre, Haywood