Medical Emergency Assessment Unit
Llandough Hospital, Penlan Road, Llandough CF64 2XX
Key Learning Opportunities:
You have been allocated a mentor prior to the commencement of your placement. Your mentor will help co-ordinate your experience during your time with us. All mentors have been prepared for their role and will be familiar with your training requirements.
The following opportunities may be available to you during your placement:
- Care of old and newly diagnosed conditions e.g. COPD, Diabetes, heart disease, terminal illnesses, disease of the endocrine, detoxification of alcohol dependent and drug overdoses ETC.
- Assessment and triage of acutely unwell patients using Manchester triage system.
- Understanding ECG’S and conditions of the cardiovascular system
- There may be also opportunities to improve clinical skills , such as injection technique , insertion and removal of urinary catheters (female) preparation and administration of medicines all under the supervision of your mentor (not IV)
- Participation in organising the safe transfer of a patient to another ward or hospital following relevant guidelines
- Participation in organising the patients safe discharge home from hospital
- Referral to Medical Social Workers, Occupational therapist and other members of the Multidisciplinary team.
Other places of interest:
- Gwenwyn (poisons ward)
- Cystic Fibrosis unit (CF)
- Enhanced Care Unit (ECU)
- Accident and emergency UHW
Preparation for Practice:
Welcome pre-placement visit.
Be on time for your shift.
To make the most of the Educational Opportunities the unit has to offer.
Inform the unit as soon as possible if you are sick and give a date for your return.
Wear an identification badge at all times
Share you experiences and knowledge so that we can also learn from you.
Responsibility for the maintenance of confidentiality within the patient / nurse relationship, and within the Multi – disciplinary team. This includes the use work related information on all social network sites.
Pre-reading of literature on acute medical conditions.
Your off duty must be negotiated with your mentor or co- mentor, 40% of your off duty must be with your mentors.) It is your responsibility to be flexible, working as many shifts as possible alongside your mentor, thus making the most of your placement. To enable you to gain insight into different aspects of holistic patient care you should try and work a variety of our shifts
07:00 - 19:30 Long Day
10:30 - 23:00 Mid
13:30 - 02:00 Twi
19:00 - 07:30 Nights
Mid shifts and twilights to be negotiated with your mentor. No mid and twilight shifts at weekends.
Can accommodate traditional 'early' and 'late' shifts.
All Wales Uniform Policy. Report for duty clean and tidy as per UHB and University policy and long hair should be tied back.