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1 Getting ready for your first placement! Module 92523 Helen Sissons Jeremy Jolley


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4 Submission dates Week beginning 19 th May Monday

5 What evidence does your cap need to contain? placement orientation Interviews with your mentor– minimum of 3 – initial, interim and final Action planning as part of each interview Assessment of professional attitude Semester 2 placement 1: completed form in CAP that you have worked at least once with a health professional who is not a nurse Semester 3 placement 2: completed form in CAP that have worked at least twice with a health professional who is not a nurse Mentor verification of hours you have completed Mentor verification of the learning outcomes you have completed Try also to have feedback on the form in the CAP from users/carers at least once but remember it is your mentor who fills this in NOT the user / carer. If work with more health professionals or have feedback from more user/carers can download the forms to use

6 So which health professionals could you work with who is not a nurse?

7 Downloadable extra copies on information bunker (psgl site) Interprofessional learning logs Supportive evidence from user/carers filled in by mentor

8 Working with your mentor What do you think your mentor will expect from you? What do you expect from your mentor? Extra support – do you know how to contact the PLF for your area?

9 How to make a good first impression on your mentor student nurse Ian Walker tips (2012): Be Punctual. - allow yourself time to arrive and get changed and store your bag and still be a bit early! Why does this matter Ask questions. : if you don’t know something ask and don’t pretend to know something if you don’t. Be pro active. – every day ask what is expected of you and offer your skills – don’t wait to be asked Show interest. “there is nothing worse than a student that looks bored while on placement”. Find out all about your placement before you go – and keep reading up! Say thankyou. ”Remember, your mentor is only human, she/he was in your shoes once”. Get to know your patients. - why is this important?

10 Practice learning outcomes 80% of the module marks come from this pass/fail document For this module you must complete: All the activities in the shaded boxes A minimum of 15 activities in the un-shaded box Are there any of the learning outcomes that you are not sure what it means or how you can achieve them?

11 Occupational Health Advice September 2013 cohort January 2014 Role of the student students are obliged to inform the placement if they are not well enough to be on duty this should be before the shift is due to start or as soon as possible thereafter students must report any accidents or incidents i.e.· needle stick injuries, falls, back injuries to the named mentor / person in charge immediately they occur or as soon as possible thereafter students must follow the advice offered at the time which may be to either; go home and rest make an appointment to see their own GP go to placement occupational health department for assessment and/or advice students must inform the placement (i.e. named mentor) and programme administrator (Andrea Randerson) when they are intending to return to placement when asked students must provide the necessary fit note/doctor’s letter to confirm they are fit to return to practice

12 Escalating concerns See the document on practice concerns html html

13 Reflective essay assignment Part Two Pass/ fail 20% 1000-1500 word reflective account of a critical incident which occurred whilst on the placement that fulfils the learning outcome: 3.1 Demonstrate that they respect diversity and individual preferences and value differences, regardless of their own personal views; How do you think you will be able to achieve this?

14 The reflective essay Ensure confidentiality so anonymous throughout Evidence based Always use professional academic sources Make sure you don’t go over the word count Use referencing guidance for referencing Try to integrate your references in the sentences not at the end of sentences If you use quotes follow the golden rules Make sure you clearly address the outcome specific for this module Each module will have a different outcome

15 Both parts of the assessment must achieve a pass in order to pass the module Compensation and condonement do not apply to this module as it is a compulsory component of the programme

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