Alkrington District Nurses - PARP 42
|Placement Title||Alkrington District Nurses - PARP 42|
|Your Placement Contact||Fiona Imlay, Alison Eckersley - Send Email|
|Placement Contact's Role||
District Nursing SisterThe 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||Alkrington Clinic, Hardfield Rd, Manchester M241PQ|
|Placement Phone||0161 655 7400, 7402, 7404 - If no reply, please ring 01706 676363 which is a 24hr number. Please leave a message indicating this is for Alkrington Clinic and a contact telephone number and a member of the team will reply to your call.|
|Your University Contact:||Suzanne Grierson - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
Students will arrive about 9am on their first morning and will be shown round the centre by a member of the Team and introduced to appropriate staff and made to feel welcome.
At some time during their first day, a member of their Team will go through the Induction list with them, as per the assessment booklet. E.g. sickness reporting, health and safety information.
They will be shown modes of communication and mail points, location of message books, fax machine, email access, any teaching and learning resources, and a brief overview of the management structure of the Trust.
Hours of duty and uniform policy will be discussed. They will meet their mentor at the earliest opportunity but will have a named person to relate to until their mentor is available.
The student's initial interview will take place at the earliest opportunity but certainly within the first week.
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
Students are asked to contact the placement one week before their starting date to confirm their arrival. All mentors have a mentorship qualification. All Specialist Practitioners are nurse prescribers.
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
All students will work a thirty seven and a half hour week over five days. Generally this will be 8.30am until 5pm Monday to Friday but this may be negotiated with their mentor.
One hour is allocated for lunch. Students are expected to work a minimum of one weekend, preferably with their mentor, during an average allocation of six weeks.
Students are also expected to work a minimum of two evenings during an average allocation of six weeks.
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
- Care of patients in their own home or Treatment Clinics
- Care of patients in Residential Care Homes, Neighbourhood Network Homes.
- Acute and non-acute medical and post-operative care
- Wide and varied range of wound care with extensive range of wound dressings
- Care of leg ulcers, venous and arterial.
- Occasionally malignant leg ulcers
- Compliance and non-compliance of treatments
- Maintenance treatments of anaemias, vitamin deficiencies, hormone disorders
- Care of patients with eye problems, post cataract, glaucoma, blindness.
- Palliative and terminal care.
- Shared care with Social services and other agencies.
- Care of the acute and chronically ill - short and long term care.
- Health promotion situations.
- Continence assessments and treatments.
- Care of the catheterised patient
- Caring for patients with learning disabilities, Alzheimers disease, etc.
- Bowel care - acute and chronic
- Diabetic care - insulin and non-insulin dependent
- Care of patients diagnosed with Deep Vein
- Thrombosis preventing hospital admissions.
- Paraplegic Patient Care
- Follow up care of patients who have had day surgery
- Care of patients with laryngectomy and tracheostomy's
- Care of patients requiring Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) feeding
- Care of patients with Hickman lines insitu
What nursing model is used for planning care?
Generally Orem's model of self care and also Roper, Logan and Tierney's model based on the activities of daily living.
Other models may be used in individual situations appropriate to the needs of the patient.
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
- Ear syringing
- Male and female urinary catheterisation
- Recording of blood pressure, blood sugar Injections - subcutaneous and intramuscular
- Administration of eye drops, creams, lotions
- Administration of suppositories, enemas, rectal medication
- Aseptic technique and wound care
- Bandaging, wool and crepe and understanding of four layer support
- Removal of sutures and clips
- PEG feeding
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
Observation and Discussion of:-
- Central line management
- Use and maintenance of the syringe driver
- Care of eye prosthesis
- Care of supra pubic catheter
- Setting up and maintenance of parenteral feeding regimes
- Understanding of the administration of Zoladex injections
- Stoma Care
- Care of gastrostomy, PEG feeds.
- Doppler assessments
- Care of tracheostomy
What resources are available to help students learning?
All areas have resource information available for students, full internet access and also access to the main healthcare databases e.g. CINAHL, following input of a password and code.
Many areas have their own area specific induction pack for students with information pertaining to the individual placement.
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?