Eye Ward - PARP 13

Placement Overview

Placement Title Eye Ward - PARP 13
Your Placement Contact Janice Crabtree - Eye Ward, Patricia Lonergan - Eye Clinic - Send Email
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone Eye Ward - 01706 901765, Eye Clinic - 01706 901757, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (Rochdale Site), Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB
Your University Contact: Danny Meetoo - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Orientation booklet
  • Guided tour of department and introductions

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student has a mentor. All part time mentors have an associate mentor working with them. 

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Day surgery
  • Theatre practice
  • Out-patients
  • Pre-assessment
  • Community Clinics.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

ICP's or Rochdale Model 

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

TPR & BP, Visual activity, Pre/post op care, Drop instillation, ECG, Blood sugar monitoring, Care of Patient in theatre, Pre-assessment. 

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Test for dry eyes, scrubbing up technique, conjunctual swabs, eye irrigation, epilation. 

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Library
  • Computer with internet access
  • Quiz

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Primary nursing
  • Patient information leaflets
  • Documentation - ICP's

Spoke Placements

  • Pre-assessment
  • Clinic
  • Theatre

Additional Information

We provide ophthalmic care for Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and Tameside and Glossop patients. Opening days are Monday - Friday. Working hours vary in each area (please contact the department for your off duty prior to starting your placement). There is a dedicated study room with a well stocked ophthalmic library and access to the internet. The unit has Wi-Fi. We are split into 3 areas: Clinic, Ward and Theatre. All 3 areas work closely together to give the patient the best experience. As a student you will work in all 3 areas during your placement.