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D7 East


Royal Gwent Hospital, Cardiff Road, Newport. NP204SZ


University Contact: 

Mrs Rhian Barnes

Position:Lecturer/Director of Undergraduate Studies - Nursing & Midwifery
Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87594Extension: 87594

Clinical Teacher Contact:

Simon Hyatt

Telephone: 01633 238491


Elective Orthopaedics


Adult Orthopaedics

Key Learning Opportunities: 

  • Admission of patients for elective inpatient stays.
  • Pre-operative care, including the opportunity to visit the pre-admission unit (EPAC).
  • ECG, Vene puncture and other pre-operative investigations.
  • Visits and follow through of patients to Orthopaedic theatres and recovery.
  • Post-operative care.
  • Ward rounds.
  • Multi Disciplinary team meetings and handovers.
  • Daily RMO round and daily inpatient discharges and transfers.
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Daily discharges.
  • Plastering and care of patients in casts.
  • Dressings and wound management.
  • Shift handover.
  • Medication rounds.
  • Time with pain team.
  • Time with foot and ankle nurse specialist.
  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care. Documentation of care.
  • Visit to orthopaedic outpatients

Preparation for Practice:

Experience with support of management of ward team and ward area to include; budgeting, stock control, audits, health and safety, off-duty.


  • 0700 - 1500
  • 1340 - 2130
  • 2110 - 0725

Dress Code: 


Last Updated:

October 2009