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									INTRODUCTION

The aim of this booklet is to give you, the student an insight into this area, providing
You a flavour of the learning opportunities, range of expertise and experience available.
We hope that your placement is both an enjoyable and educationally enriching
experience.

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF UNIT

Little Cairnie is a community hospital based on the outskirts of Arbroath.
We provide nursing and medical care to patients with a variety of healthcare needs. This
includes long term conditions, medical, surgical, orthopaedic, palliative care and
occasionally more specialised conditions.
Medical cover is at present provided by G.P’s from the towns Abbey Health Centre from
Monday to Friday. Out with practice times NHS 24 provides medical cover.
Dr Cox is responsible for patient care and visits weekly.
Senior Charge Nurse Dorothy Duncan is responsible for the unit.

PHILOSOPHY OF CARE

Our aim is to ensure that each patient receives the highest standard of care, which is
customised for each individuals needs and delivered around the clock by trained
professionals. We will treat our patients as individuals and all proposed nursing care will
be consented to, planned and carried out in partnership with each individual patient. The
patients privacy and dignity will be respected at all times.
Patients shall stay in a clean, comfortable safe environment. Care will be flexible and
delivered in an attentive and non-discriminatory fashion whilst respecting patients right
to independence, privacy, dignity, fulfilment and the right to make informed choices.
Respect will be given for each patients needs and values in matters or religion, culture,
ethnic origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, parenthood,
disabilities or impairments.

Our overall philosophy of care is:
“treat all patients and colleagues as you wish to be treated yourself”

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

We are committed to provide and maintain a quality learning environment. Students are
encouraged to develop the knowledge, skills and attitude to competently deliver care
under direct supervision of a registered practitioner.
We encourage students to ask questions and will always try and answer them. However,
we will expect the students to assist with their own learning by developing a questioning
approach. We look forward to hearing views and suggestions about improving the
learning experience for students.
YOUR PLACEMENT

During your time in the clinical area you should expect:
   - Named mentors
   - Initial discussion regarding your learning needs
   - Regular and constructive feedback on you performance including mid way and
       final assessments.
   - A supportive learning environment
   - Provision of learning opportunities including clinical skills

AIMS DURING PLACEMENT

During your time spent with us you the student will (further) develop both clinical and
managerial skills, both personal and professional. You will enhance nursing practice, and
improve patient care.

OBJECTIVES

A learning contract will assist in achieving objectives along with structured competencies
to achieve.

OUTCOMES OF PLACEMENT

At the end of the placement the student will be able to:
    - Meet required competencies
    - Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage and prioritise their workload
    - Demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care given with
        assistance form mentors.
    - Demonstrate the ability to reflect on the care given

OFFDUTY AND CONTACT INFORMATION

As mentioned earlier you will be allocated 3 mentors and will work alongside them in
order to achieve the maximum potential from the placement.
Little Cairnie has no onsite catering facilities it is therefore required you bring a packed
lunch. (fridge, toaster and microwave available)

SHIFT TIMES

Early 0700-1430
Late 1330-2100
Night 2045-0715
During your placement you will be expected to work a combination of early and late
shifts ( night shift only if stipulated by university).

CONTACT

You are most welcome to visit the area prior to commencing your placement. This can be
organised by phoning to arrange visit. Off duty will be available to you also at this time.
01241 436835 direct dial for Little Cairnie Hospital.
PRACTICE EDUCATION FACILITATORS (PEF)

There are 9 Practice Education Facilitators (PEFs) across NHS Tayside, with
responsibilities for all NHS clinical placements.
Their role includes supporting the Mentor, facilitating communication and improving
links between clinical areas and the Higher/Further Education institutes. They also aim to
ensure that the students experience in the clinical area is of the highest standard and
greatest benefit. The PEFs can be contacted about issues regarding the clinical placement,
however we suggest that you follow protocol as per your student handbook.




Your Mentors are …………………………
                 …………………………
                 …………………………

Initial Meeting    ………………………………………….

Midway Review      …………………………………………

Final Assessment    …………………………………………




We hope that you have enjoyed your time spent with us at Little Cairne and it has met
with you educational expectations.
We would be grateful if you could take a few moments to complete the evaluation form
attached and return to you mentor at the end of your placement.
               STUDENT EVALUATION FORM



1. DID YOU FEEL YOU WERE ORIENTATED TO THE PLACEMENT AREA?

  YES/NO COMMENTS:


2. WERE YOU INFORMED OF WHO YOUR MENTORS WERE ON
   ARRIVAL TO THE PLACEMENT?

  YES/NO COMMENTS:

3. WERE YOU WELCOMED AND MADE TO FEEL PART OF THE TEAM?

  YES/NO COMMENTS:

4. DID YOU DISCUSS YOUR OBJECTIVES WITH YOUR MENTOR?

  YES/NO COMMENTS:

5. WAS THERE APPROPRIATE TIME TAKEN FOR YOUR
   MID/FINAL ASSESSMENTS?

  YES/NO COMMENTS:

6. DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE MET YOUR OBJECTIVES TO THE
   LEVEL REQUIRED?

  YES/NO COMMENTS:

7. DO YOU FEEL YOU WERE GIVEN ADEQUATE SUPPORT THROUGHOUT
   YOUR PLACEMENT?

  YES/NO COMMENTS:

8. OVERALL, DID YOU ENJOY YOUR PLACEMENT AND DO YOU HAVE
   ANY SUGGESTIONS THAT WOULD IMPROVE YOUR EXPERIENCE?



THANKYOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COMPLETE THIS QUESTIONAIRE.
ANY INFORMATION WILL BE TREATED IN CONFIDENCE BUT MAY BE
USED TO FACILITATE IMPROVEMENTS ON THE SERVICE WE PROVIDE.
AVAILABLE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

MONTH ONE                              ACHIEVED

SEWS

NUTRITION

EPUAP

SPECIMENS

DRESSINGS

PEG FEEDING

PHARMACY

CONTINENCE

MOVING + HANDLING

SAFETY HUDDLES

ORAL HYGIENE

OBSERVATION OF DRUG ROUNDS

OBSERVATION OF INSULIN INJECTION

OBSERVATION OF BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITOR

HAND HYGIENE MONITORING
MONTH TWO                                      ACHIEVED

ADMISSIONS

ASSESSMENTS (MOBILITY,FALLS,NUTRITION,EPAUP,
               BED RAILS)
DISCHARGES

CARE PLANS

DOCUMENTATION

HANDOVER REPORTS

REFERRALS (PHYSIO,SALT,TORTE,DIETETIC ETC)

DELAYED DISCHARGE SYSTEM

TOPAS

A.I.M.S

HEALTH + SAFETY

INFECTION CONTROL ISSUES (MRSA,C.DIFF)
MONTH THREE                              ACHIEVED

TAKING CHARGE

TIME MANAGEMENT

PATIENT ALLOCATION/NAMED NURSE

G.P/CONSULTANT ROUNDS

PHONING CARE MANAGERS

LIASING WITH CARE HOMES (PRE ADMISSION
                          ASSESSMENTS)
ATTENDING MINI CASE CONFERENCES

SBAR

								
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