Oldham Dialysis Unit - VCI 70

Placement Overview

Placement Title Oldham Dialysis Unit - VCI 70
Your Placement Contact Paul Hinchliffe, Carolynn Fletcher - Send Email
Placement Address 48 Sheepfoot Lane, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 2PD
Placement City/Town: Oldham
Placement Phone 0161 622 9870

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

On commencement of placement student will have an allocated mentor , placement handbook /welcome pack and first weeks duty rota.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated a mentor/assessor prior to commencement of placement. Students will be required to work regular shifts alongside their mentor in order to maintain contact time.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

0700-1830. Monday-Saturday.

Unit is closed on Sundays.

Notes: Clinical staff work 3 shifts  per week for 3 weeks and 4 shifts per week for 1 week to achieve 150hr/4weeks.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

The clinic cares for adults who have chronic kidney disease and require dialysis on an outpatient basis 3 times per week.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper et al’s Activities of daily living model is used for planning care.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Holistic patient care and application of the nursing process.
Infection Prevention and Control.
Management of the patient undergoing Haemodialfiltration/Haemodialysis.
Medicines Management.
Taking and recording of patient observations inc, Blood pressure, pulse,  weight, temperature, respiratory rate, hydration status.
Interpretation of blood results.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Management of the patient undergoing Haemodialfiltration/Haemodialysis, including preparation, initiation, monitoring, and termination of therapy.
Management of the haemodialysis machine, including preparation, operation and disinfection.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Student handbook.
Internal policies and procedures relating to all aspects of the clinic via electronic document management system
Access to the Internet.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

The clinic is currently involved in the Pivotal (IV Iron) study

Spoke Placements

Placements are available in on site in General Nephrology and HD clinics and at the Hub Unit Salford Royal.
Clinic staff will assist students in the arrangement of relevant spoke placement to ensure maximum exposure to all aspects of renal replacement therapies and Nephrology.