Surgical Triage Unit - SRFTP 90

Placement Overview

Placement Title Surgical Triage Unit - SRFT 90
Trust
Your Placement Contact Sister Natalie Blake, Staff Nurse Vilanova Tungpalan - Send Email
Placement Address Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 4942
Placement Web Site www.srft.nhs.uk
Your University Contact: Mark Mitchell - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Please download the Student Welcome Pack prior to commencing placement

Orientation to the unit; students’ first day will coincide with their mentor’s off duty for the week

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Team mentorship is in operation.  Students will be allocated a lead mentor prior to commencing placement; please contact the unit not more than 2 weeks in advance of your placement commencing, to obtain your mentor’s name and off-duty.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Shift patterns consist of Long days and short shifts if required. To be discussed with Mentor if any concerns.
Long days- 07:00hrs – 19:30hrs
Nights- 19:00- 07:30hrs

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Patients are admitted from A&E, G.P and booked in to a ‘HOT’ clinic to be assessed- This will offer a variety of learning opportunities. STU specialises in General surgical, gynaecology and urology patients.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Orem’s model of care
This self-care deficit nursing theory is a grand nursing theory that was developed between 1959 and 2001 by Dorothea Orem. It is also known as the Orem's Model of Nursing. It is particularly used in rehabilitation and primary care settings where the patient is encouraged to be as independent as possible

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

STU is a busy unit- Patients are admitted from A&E, G.P and booked in to a ‘HOT’ clinic to be assessed- This will offer a variety of learning opportunities.

STU specialises in General surgical, gynaecology and urology patients..

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

You will be involved in the management of admissions and discharges on STU- You will undertake thorough assessments of patients and complete relevant documents to ensure safe practice.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Involvement with patient care
Staff expertise
Access to trust library and intranet/internet

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

UTI quality collaborative
Fall change package

Spoke Placements

You will be able to book on to spoke placements whilst working on STU. These would include:-

Theatre

Pain team (year 3 only)

Early pregnancy unit

Urology outpatients

A&E (for a short period) and work in the units HOT clinic.

Additional Information

Practice Education Facilitator - Andrea Surtees - Practice Education Facilitator, Learning & Development Dept, 2nd Floor, Mayo Building, SRFT

andrea.surtees@srft.nhs.uk