Ward T3 Vascular Unit - PAOP 35
|Placement Title||Ward T3 Vascular Unit - PAOP 35|
|Your Placement Contact||Karen Bedford, - Send Email|
|Placement Contact's Role|
|Placement Address||Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Rd, Oldham, OL1 2JH|
|Placement Phone||0161 627 8850/8851|
|Your University Contact:||June Rutherford - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
Assigned to a mentor and initial shift pattern agreed beforearrival.
Given copy of Ward orientation pack for students.
Aims and objectives agreed between the mentor and the studentat initial interview
Access to spokes with Vascular Specialist Nurses, Theatre,Radiology and members of the Multidisciplinary team amongst others
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
Mentors are assigned before arrival. There willbe some cross cover of mentoring and assessing to cover annual leave, sicknessand rotation onto night duty
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
07.30 - 15.30 (30 min break)
12.30 - 20.30 (30 min break)
20.00 - 08.00 (90 min break)
Days:- 07.30 - 20.30 (60 min break)
Notes: Long days can only be undertaken withagreement from Mentor. This will incur a shortfall of 90 minutes per week andwill require an occasional extra shift depending upon length of placement.
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
Emergency and elective Vascular inpatient service for wholeof Pennine Acute area.
Includes Pre and Post operative care, radiologicalintervention, and complex wound assessment and care.
Also includes lifestyle advice and risk reduction in managinglong term conditions.Provisionof care to meet needs of patients with chronic, long term conditions, and theacutely ill patient
What nursing model is used for planning care?
Roper, Logan and Tierney
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Meeting basic nursing care needs of dependent patients
Assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating care forthis group of patients.
Assessment and care of the acutely ill patient.
Care of patients pre and post operatively
Risk assessment, including MUST and Pressure ulcer risk, withassociated care planning.
Moving and handling safely.
Handwashing and prevention of cross infection
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
Knowledge of the circulatory system (anatomy, physiology anddisease)
Assessment of circulation including use of hand held Doppler.
Complex wound assessment and application of dressings,including ANTT
What resources are available to help students learning?
Use of the internet
Access to clinical specialists
Opportunities to observe relevant surgery and procedures
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
Ward works closely with Vascular Nurse Specialists indeveloping patient care pathways and any Vascular research undertaken by Vasculardepartment.
Access to Theatre, Radiology, Clinics, Specialist nurses,Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy etc
Philosophy of Care
The ward is concerned with a holistic approach to caring for people. Our aim is to promote recovery, assisting patients back to health, and to achieve their maximum potential for independence, particularly when surgery means that lifestyle changes need to be made.
We believe that each person merits equal care and attention, has individual needs, emotions and problems unique to him or her, and we aim to assess and plan how these needs can be met. As such each patient will be assigned a Named nurse responsible for his/her care and looked after by a team of nurses who will be familiar with these individual needs by promoting continuity of care. Appropriate care will then be implemented and evaluated by nurses using the Nursing Process. We are also responsible for health promotion to prevent illness by education and example.
We endeavour to be sensitive to the psychological and social needs of the patient and relatives, and will do our best to allay any fears and anxieties. Through recognition of the specialist skills required in meeting the total needs of each patient in preparing for discharge, the nurse will communicate with, and co-ordinate other members of the multidisciplinary team at an early stage, keeping the patient and relatives informed, and respecting their wishes.
Unfortunately, not all patients can recover, as death is an inevitable part of human life. At this time we aim to provide both the patient and relatives all the care support needed, in a sensitive manner, whilst helping the patient to a peaceful and dignified death.
We recognise the value of each individual member of the ward team and acknowledge our professional responsibilities. We acknowledge our responsibility to students to provide a suitable learning environment and supervision.
We aspire to provide a consistently high standard of care with the resources available to us.