Integrated Respiratory Team - SRFTP 86
|Placement Title||Integrated Respiratory Team - SRFTP 86|
|Your Placement Contact||Melissa Collinge, Fiona Mcgrory - Send Email|
|Placement Address||2nd Floor, Clinical Services Building, Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD|
|Placement Phone||0161 206 0865|
|Your University Contact:||Alison Cavanagh - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
On the first day students will be expected to bring all the relevant paperwork. They will be allocated an assessor and will work with them to identify their learning needs and formulate an appropriate timetable.
Students will be introduced to all members of staff working within the team, orientated to the placement area and given a placement welcome pack.
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
Students will be allocated an assessor on their first day of the placement and will have the opportunity to discuss their learning outcomes and arrange a suitable timetable.
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
Monday - Friday:- 09.00 - 17.00
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
The Respiratory Nurse Team comprise a number of different teams and provides expert care to patients both within the hospital setting and community setting living with a wide range of different respiratory conditions:-
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Interstitial Lung Disease
Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
What nursing model is used for planning care?
The philosophy of the team is to identify the patient's baseline and to then plan care that enables the patient to remain as independent as possible.
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Core observations (pulse, respiration, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation)
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
Specialist holistic assessment of respiratory patients
Chest auscultation - *bring your own stethoscope*
Capillary blood gas testing and interpretation of blood gasses
Chronic disease management
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV)
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
Advanced care planning
What resources are available to help students learning?
Policies and procedures
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
The teams are regularly involved in national BTS audits
Salford Lung Study
Integrated care pathways
CRI - lung function
Community COPD clinic
Students are given every opportunity to practice clinical skills by actively participating in all aspects of patient care
To participate in chest auscultation please bring your own stethoscope
Practice Education Facilitator - Elaine Carter - Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT