The MS Team - SRFTP 88
|Placement Title||The MS Team - SRFTP 88|
|Your Placement Contact||Karen Vernon - Send Email|
|Placement Contact's Role||
|Placement Address||Dept of Neurology, 3rd Floor, Humphrey Booth Building, Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD|
|Placement Phone||0161 206 5966|
|Your University Contact:||Cath Savin - Send Email|
About this placement
What is organised for students on commencement of placement?
First Day:- A member of the team (hopefully named mentor) to go through orientation & programme
Programme will be flexible in relation to clinics able to attend and geographical location of the student
Name Mentor: William Lusher, Daniel Dunbar, Lindsay Harrison
Local Induction - Environment and team; as above plus other team members: Karen Vernon, Christine Allen, Alison Braford, Fran Jackson, Wendy Power
Orientation boolklets; student placement attached
Student off duty pre commencement of placement. Karen Vernon (or any of the above)
Spoke placement plan
What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?
Whilst there will be a named assessor, it will be a team approach.
The assessors on the team will have a rotational allocation for named assessor
What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?
Monday - Friday 08.30 - 16.30 (some flexibility due to clinical commitments)
What patient care situations are available in this placement?
Nurse led clinics: newly diagnosed/review/relapse
Consultants specialty clinic: assessment for suitability for treatment/review
None face to face contact (telephone consultations)
Palliative care clinic
Patients undergoing specialist treatment: infusion therapy/first diagnosis of medication
Patient training re injectable therapies
Patient education re lifestyle/self-management
Working with voluntary sector re patient education
What nursing model is used for planning care?
We use the Roper, Logan & Tierney, however, we also use the Guy's Assessment Tool which is specific for multiple sclerosis
What core clinical skills can be learnt?
Vital signs: during drug monitoring (infusion & first dose of an oral therapy)
ANTT: principles of
Communication: verbal & non verbal
Admissions: pre planning for admission as well as planned admission process
Discharges: nurse led discharges for specific therapies
What additional clinical skills can be learnt?
- in relation to people being newly diagnosed
- telephone contact/triage skills
Pharmacovigilance in relation to specific medication drig monitoring/prescription management
Self-management advice for people with long term conditions
Sympton management: MDT, self-management & medication approach
Prioritisation of workload
What resources are available to help students learning?
IT: computer access available to access MS sites for information
Books: specific MS books available within the office (also specific articles)
Library: SRFT library on site
What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?
We have a Phd student attached to the team who is looking at risk perception of treatment
We liaise with the research department for research studies that the patients may be eligible for
Team audits are undertaken on:
- Team activity
- Against NICE quality standards
- Varying aspects of medication management
MS Nursing Team are encouraged to undertake poster presentation. In the past 3 years we have had poster accepted at:
- National MS Conference x 7
- International Conference x 3
Some members of the team have presented at regional & national conferences/meetings
We would suggest accessing the MS Charity websites:
specifically looking at documents:
Practice Education Facilitator - Mike Hollinshead - Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT