Reablement Team (Blaina Gwent)
Blaina Hospital, Hospital Road, Blaina NP23 4LY
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Key Learning Opportunities:
The team can offer student nurses the opportunity to see how a multidisciplinary team works within a community setting and can follow a client from referral to discharge
- The student nurse will be able to identify the individual members of the team and their role, which will help to assist the student in understanding the aim and purpose of the Reablement Team.
- He/she will be able to access an induction pack which will include health and safety, risk assessment and client documentation that is used within the team.
- Each member of the team will be able to facilitate the students learning either by direct observation, teaching or by example and supervised by the allocated mentor (lead nurse).
- The student will be able to observe good working practice in accordance with the Trust’s policies and procedures in the community setting.
- There will be availability to visit other care providers during the placement / visit if appropriate i.e. district nurse, speech and language therapist, mental health liaison nurse, rapid response, diabetic clinic, respiratory clinic and to attend multidisciplinary team meetings and goal planning sessions within the community hospitals.
- The student will be able to observe and participate (either by direct observation of the team or questioning and answering) in assessments of the clients from the initial contact to discharge which will include evidence of health promotion. This will also include core nursing skills that they may / will be able to practice and improve upon during the placement / visit.
- The environment will allow learning to take place and the student will have a designated mentor (lead nurse) to achieve and work through their learning outcomes. This will allow the student to develop their interpersonal skills. Therefore throughout their placement / visit the student will be able to develop and improve both their verbal and non-verbal communication skills and assessment skills.
- The placement / visit will allow the student to understand the client’s individual needs and how they are cared for in the community through various assessments processes.
- The student nurse will observe specialist assessments for the client group i.e. falls assessment.
- To help the team develop the student will be encouraged to give feedback to the mentor for areas of improvement
- He/she will be able to develop and practice their clinical skills within the community setting.
Preparation For Practice:
Year 1 students to familiarise themselves with HIS documentation and attend pre placement preparation for practice session for specific guidelines.