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1 The Assistant Practitioner Programme at NGH Fiona Barnes Deputy Director of Nursing

2 16 th September 2010

3 Partnership Working  Working together – University, Northamptonshire Workforce Team, KGH, NGH, NHFT  Northants Assistant Practitioner Group  Curriculum Development sub group  Commonalities  Challenges  Developments

4 Assistant Practitioners  Cohort 1, Qualified APs  Renal  Gynaecology  Emergency Assessment Unit  Accident & Emergency  Cohort 2, 2011 – Qualified APs Child Health & Maternity  Cohort 3, 2012 – 11 Due to qualify September 2014  Cohort 4, 2014 – 3 new trainees

5 AP Development  Continuing Professional Development  Surgical Module  The Future

6 Roles within the: Neonatal unit, day case surgery & continuing healthcare AP Conference. B Sandhu. June 14 NGH Child Health Assistant Practitioners

7 The Neonatal AP AP Conference. B Sandhu. June 14 Designated role within the discharge team Contribute to clinical assessment of babies pre discharge Documentation directly into nursing notes Role within MDT approach ITU/HDU – assist under direct supervision Food handling course –milk kitchen, EBM, donor milk]

8 Continuing Healthcare AP AP Conference. B Sandhu. June 14 Delivery of direct care Member of the continuing healthcare team Contribute to changes in care Apply medications [vitamins/creams] Direct entry into nursing notes

9 Day case surgery AP AP Conference. B Sandhu. June 14 Escorting children to/from theatre competency trained] Administer medication under direct supervision Direct documentation to nursing notes Participation into direct patient care

10 Future extension of AP role AP Conference. B Sandhu. June 14 Mentor TAP students Take on extended role – orthopaedic training, Phlebotomy, venepuncture & cannulation Work within preoperative preparation of children for elective theatre

11 Not part of AP role: AP Conference. B Sandhu. June 14 Checking medication Administering medication with no direct supervision Make decisions based on vital signs [PEWS/obs, blood sugars] Lead on ward rounds Independently change plans of care


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