Intermediate Care Team - Rapid Response Team - SPCTP 7

Placement Overview

Placement Title Intermediate Care Team - Rapid Response Team - SPCTP 7
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Your Placement Contact Mark Johnson, Catherine Atkin - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Intermediate Care Sister

Placement Address Sandringham House, Castle Courts, Windsor St, Salford, M5 4DG
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 212 4199 - Please contact the placement before 4pm as after this the out of hours service picks up all calls.
Your University Contact: Mrs Alison Cavanagh. Registered Nurse / Teacher/ 0161 295 7133 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Introduction to Mentor and wider team
  • Induction pack
  • Orientation to building/fire procedure
  • Security door codes
  • Student Learning Opportunities Booklet

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentor will be identified/ allocated prior to students arrival.

Student should ring or email placement contact the week prior to starting to organise arrangements for the first day of placement.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Early:

Late:

Night:

Shift Notes:

Long days:- 8am - 8.30pm / 11.30am - 10.00pm (over 7 day period including weekends).

Staff work across varying shift patterns

Shifts negotiable with mentor according to safe working practice.

Transport arrangements etc.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Nursing assessment and care within Intermediate Care Units of which there are two; Limes and Amadeus.
  • Catheter care
  • Wound care
  • Continence care
  • Injections
  • Pressure area care
  • Equally care can be provided in patients homes
  • Unscheduled patient assessments and interventions, forexample skin integrity assessments
  • Subcutaneous fluid administrations
  • Multiprofessional patient assessment
  • Planning nursing care in partnership with patients
  • Liaison with District Nurses

What nursing model is used for planning care?

The Rapid Response Team uses the Single Assessment Process overview which is a holistic, multidisciplinary Assessment tool.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Assessment and communication with patients and families and other Health Care professionals.

Opportunistic clinical skills, e.g. wound care, catheter care, continence care, injection technique, e.g. Insulin, tinzaparin.

Risk assessment and management.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Administration of short term home IV antibiotics on the Early Supported Discharge Pathway.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Internet, intranet, scenarios, quiz.

Student Learning Opportunities Booklet

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

The team has Early Supported Discharge Pathways for both home IV Antibiotic Therapy (short term) and Pneumonia.

These are regularly audited and updated in line with any policy changes/ national guidelines.

Spoke Placements

A list of available spoke is available in the placement. Students are encouraged to organise themselves. This has been complied and recently updated by a nursing student.

Additional Information

It would be useful if students to appreciate that nurses within the Rapid Response team work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

We are all based in the same office and our workload is largely dependent day to day on incoming referrals.

Clinical skills and nursing care is only part of the nurses role.

The nurses role is generic and incorporates basic therapy skills, assessments and prioritising or problem solving.