ROMAN GIRLS NURSING AND MIDWIFERY TRAINING COLLEGE

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Vacation Practicum I

Objectives

By the end of the placement the student will

  1. analyse data to identify patients' needs/problems
  2. plan, organize, implement and evaluate basic nursing care using the nursing process
  3. provide physical, psychological and spiritual needs of patients
  4. demonstrate communication and technical skills in various nursing procedures
  5. practice infection prevention/control measures

Activities

  1. Making beds, positioning patients, lifting-use of body mechanics
  2. Admission of patients
  3. Assessing tempearture, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and weight.
  4. Serving of meals and feeding of patients
  5. Mouth care, bathing patients in bed, assisting patients to bathe in bed or in the bathroom
  6. Prevention of pressure sores.
  7. Care of hair, nails, feet, hands, treatment of infested hair
  8. Caring for the incontinent patient
  9. Serving and removal of bedpans and urinal, sterilization of bedpans and urinal, recording intake and output of fluids; collection of specimen [sic]; stoool, urine, sputum and their disposal, taking a blood film, administration of enemata, insertion of rectal suppositories rectal washout.

Vacation Practicum II

Objectives

By the end of the placement, the student will

  1. administer prescribed drugs safely,
  2. administer oxygen safely
  3. adopt the principles of asepsis in all procedures (universal precaution)
  4. observe, record and report findings accurately
  5. give individualized care to patients and families using the nursing process
  6. demonstrate communication and technical skills in various nursing procedures
  7. care for the dying, the dead and their relatives
  8. practice barrier and isolation nursing
  9. assist at child welfare clinics

Activities

  1. Preparing for and administering medications (all routes)
  2. Calculating fractional dosages of drugs
  3. Care of medicine trolley and cabinet
  4. Administering oxygen
  5. Local applications
  6. Sterilization-instruments, dressings, towels
  7. Wearing of masks, gowns and gloves
  8. Setting of sterile trays and trolleys
  9. Hand washing technique
  10. Dressing of simple wounds: preparation and procedure, diluting solutions, disposal of soiled dressing, taking wound swabs, preventing nosocomial infections
  11. Caring for the dying, the dead and their relatives, last offices
  12. Assisting at child welfare clinics, including immunization.

Vacation Practicum III

Objectives

By the end of the placement, the student nurse will

  1. use the nursing process in caring for patients
  2. prepare patient's [sic] for examinations, investigations and procedures correctly
  3. observe patients, record and report accurately
  4. analyse various disease [sic] for appropriate nursing intervention
  5. set trays and trolleys for various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  6. manage patients with specific medical/surgical conditions
  7. prepare patients for medical/surgical manipulations
  8. give health education to patients and relatives
  9. manage surgical wounds and remove stitches and clips aseptically

Activities

  1. Setting trays/trolleys for incision and drainage
  2. Removing stitches and clips
  3. Dressing wounds
  4. Identifying nursing problems of various patients and families
  5. Planning and giving care according to patient's needs
  6. Preparing patients physically and psychologically for special therapies, observing for side effects of drugs and therapies and report
  7. Identifying stages of grieving process and giving support appropriately
  8. Setting trays and trolleys for I.V. therapy including blood transfusion
  9. Serving [an] appropriate diet.

Vacation Practicum IV

Objectives

By the end of the placement the student will

  1. plan and manage patients with conditions of the cardiovascular system
  2. plan and manage patients with conditions of the respiratory system
  3. plan and manage patients with conditions of the digestive system
  4. plan and manage patients with genito-urinary conditions
  5. manage patients pre-and post-operatively
  6. prepare patients and set trays and trolleys for various examinations and procedures

Activities

  1. Urine collection and testing
  2. Catheterizing patients
  3. Vulval swabbing
  4. Sterilizing instruments
  5. Setting up I.V. infusion/blood transfusion, subcutaneous infusion
  6. Administering oxygen
  7. Feeding of patients; nasogastric feeding
  8. Managing patients with conditions of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and genito-urinary systems
  9. Preparing patients for surgery and caring for them post-operatively
  10. Setting trays and preparing patients for digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, gynaecological and genito-urinary investigations and examinations.

Vacation Practicum V

Objectives

By the end of the placement the student nurse will

  1. plan and manage patients with conditions of the endocrine system
  2. plan and manage co nditions of musculoskeletal system
  3. plan and manage conditions of the nervous system
  4. assist in ward administration
  5. plan and manage conditions of the integumentary system

Activities

  1. Planning the care and managing patients with conditions of the endocrine, musculoskeletal and nervous systems
  2. preparing for and assisting in lumbar puncture
  3. Applying skin traction
  4. Managing the unconscious patient
  5. Assisting with ward rounds
  6. Requisitioning for ward supplies
  7. Preparing duty roster, diet list and ward bed state
  8. Filing patient's records
  9. Taking over and handing over wards
  10. Writing reports

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