Medlock Ward - NUOS 05
|Placement Title||Medlock Ward - NUOS 05|
|Your Placement Contact||Helen Hughes - Ward Manager, Tina Miller - Send Email|
|Placement Address||Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Manchester, M41 5SL|
|Placement Phone||0161 746 2661|
|Your University Contact:||John Vernon - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
•Induction via 'Ward Profile Induction Pack'
•Physical orientation to the ward environment
•Health & Safety to ensure safe working practices
•Information re working practice
•Key nurse system
•Orientation to documentation allocation board etc.•Their responsibilities and expectations discussed
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
What nursing model is used for planning care?
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
•Mental Health diagnosis
•1:1 interview techniques
•Mental Health assessment
•Therapeutic activities incorporated into mental health assessment
•Admission/discharge procedures - incorporating care programme approach
•Mental Health Act
•Risk assessment management
•Violence and aggression management
•Hygiene issues - handwashing, infection control etc.
•Admin of medication and injections
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
•Communication i.e. Chairing a therapeutic group.
What resources are available to help students learning?
•Internet (via identified qualified staff with passwords for access)
Library access at the Prestwich site
•All members of the team are excellent resources to support you in your learning e-learning programmes
•Study days/ in-house training
See Student Handbook for further Spokes
Nurses on the unit now wear uniforms and students are asked to come in their uniforms (black trousers and white polo shirt).
Identification badges are essential.
Students are asked to telephone the Ward before the placement starts to arrange the shift they are to start on.
Punctuality is vital - During the hand over period vital information including risks will be shared and this should not be missed.