My learner is a 19 years old female, on her first placement as a first year nursing student. Permission was obtained from her, to use her experience in making this portfolio. Student nurse F,( not her real name) NMC (2008) The code ; Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives, states that,’you must respect people’s right to confidentiality’, was a cadet nurse prior to this course.
Student F was introduced to me as her associate mentor. I have welcomed, orientated her in the ward area as well as introduced her to the members of the staff. POLO packs and relevant materials was also provided for her learning needs. Student F seemed shy but enthusiastic and well motivated to learn. On her second week on he ward she have gained some knowledge and skills. But still feels that she is not yet confident and ready enough to do some procedures, as most of them are new to her. I have assessed student F’s learning style as a reflector type, who take more cautious approach and likes to think things through before commitment to anything..(Honey and Mumford,1995) Based on the proficiency on her handbook, we have discussed her learning needs and wants to focus more on wound management for post op patients.
The NMC requires practice teachers to support learning for several reasons one of which is to provide support and guidance to the student when learning new skills, applying new knowledge and competence to a new context of practice, and act as a resource to the student to facilitate learning and professional growth. (NMC,2008, p 36)
NMC Code of Professional Conduct (NMC,2008) also states that nurses and midwives on the Professional register ; “were able to support students in critically reflecting their own experiences in order to enhance future learning.
Identified Learning Outcome
Contributes to the assessment and management of wound for post op patients.
Based on her proficiency book 2.5., Demonstrate evidence of a developing knowledge base, which underpins safe and effective nursing practice. She will demonstrate and develop her skills in the management of wound for post op patients, rationale behind normal wound healing , signs and symptoms of wound infection.
Standard to Support learning and assessment in practice (NMC,2008), states that ,“nurses and midwives who intend to take the role of a mentor must have the ability to select, support and assess a range of learning opportunities in their area of practice for students, undertaking NMC approved programs.”
The student will be able to describe normal wound healing.
Describe signs and symptoms of wound infection
Accurate assessment of the patients wound and surrounding tissue for evaluation of the wound healing process and management regime. Skills
The student will be able to demonstrate procedure in changing simple wound dressing for post op patient. Demonstrate proper handwashing pre and post procedure.
Pratt et al.,(2007) states that hand hygiene is important, it is one of the four standard principles in the national guidelines for preventing infections in hospitals. Will be able to document properly to obtain a clear picture of the wound and the wound healing journey. Able to participate and be involve on patients daily assessment of wound and wound care and health teachings
Obtain consent prior to the procedure
Student will maintain privacy and dignity whilst doing dressing. Maintain confidentiality.
To facilitate the learning process and to make learning as active and participative as possible, the learner can be encourage to demonstrate their understanding of concepts,knowledge,skills and attitudes within educational and clinical practice. (Burbs and Bulman,2000,Jarvis, 1995 ;Neary,200a)(Quinn and Hughes 2007) Personalised learning, as suggested by Mitchelle , et al,(2005,p.6)… entails collaborative approach to...
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