West HV Team - HMRCP 14
|Placement Title||West HV Team - HMRCP 14|
|Your Placement Contact||Caroline Ridley - Send Email|
|Placement Contact's Role||
The best method of contacting this placement is via email because the phone system does not have an answer machine and rings engaged when the member of staff is out of the office.
|Placement Address||Ings Lane, Phoenix Street, Rochdale, OL12 7DW|
|Placement Phone||01706 676302|
|Your University Contact:||Michelle Howarth - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
This is negotiated with the students level of learning needs.
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
All students are assigned a mentor prior to their commencement date; staffs are allocated on a rota system.
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
9am - 5pm
Notes: Students can negotiate start and finish times with their mentor; however we do not work lates, nights or weekends.
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
Clinics Home Visits
What nursing model is used for planning care?
The Rochdale Health Visiting Service Model.
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
*care of the child/families at home or in clinic
*primary visits - follow up visits and support
*baby clinics / weight & growth and the relevance to health
*breast feeding advice and support
*child health surveillance
*developmental reviews – using Ages and Stages 3 and SE questionnaires
*parenting advice and support
*sleep and behavior management
*care of children with special needs
*support for teenage mothers
*support for women with perinatal depression
*insight into nurse prescribing
*dental health promotion
*care of the next infant
*insight into domestic violence within families and its impact on the child
*mother and toddler groups
*support for fathers
*family planning advice
*support to help cope with language and cultural changes
*multi - agency working
*advice in maintenance of healthy family dynamics
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
- growth measurement
- centile recording
- injection techniques
- record keeping
What resources are available to help students learning?
- student learning file
- professional journals
- attendance to relevant study day/sessions
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
*attachment – NBO/NBAS
*baby friendly initiative
*school health service
*children’s and families centres
*paediatric outreach team
*drug and alcohol team
*child health department
Please note:- if you have a child in the catchment area of this Health Visiting or School Nursing team you may not be able to attend due to a conflict of interests, please email Angela Mehr in the Clinical Placements Unit asap to clarify.We are also a teaching practice for Health Visiting students.