A5 North (Head and Neck)
A5 North Head and Neck, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN
Sister Mel Jones: Telephone: 02920 743816 E-mail: Melanie.Jones5@wales.nhs.uk
Head and Neck / Facio Maxillary Surgery
Key Learning Opportunities:
- Assessing/planning/implementing/evaluating care of patients with head and neck surgery
- Interdisciplinary working
A5 Head and Neck offers good surgical nursing experience and specializes in head / neck surgery (facio – maxillary & ENT) with some ophthalmology and general surgery.
The students are able to gain experience of caring for patients using a holistic approach. They are able to gain insight into the investigations that patient require prior to their surgery. The students are able to gain experience in the pre operative care and preparation of patients for surgery and to follow their patient through theatre and the pre and post operative phases of care.
The students are also able to link with the dietitian, speech and language therapist and Macmillan Head and Neck Practitioner. They are encouraged to attend Head and Neck multidisciplinary meetings. They are able to gain theatre observation experience when they follow their patient through theatre.
Preparation For Practice:
- The management of acutely ill patients.
- The ward offers good management experience.
All Wales Uniform