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The Assistant Practitioner Programme at NGH. Fiona Barnes Deputy Director of Nursing . 16 th September 2010. Partnership Working. Working together – University, Northamptonshire Workforce Team, KGH, NGH, NHFT Northants Assistant Practitioner Group Curriculum Development sub group

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the assistant practitioner programme at ngh

The Assistant Practitioner Programme at NGH

Fiona Barnes

Deputy Director of Nursing

partnership working
Partnership Working
  • Working together – University, Northamptonshire Workforce Team, KGH, NGH, NHFT
  • Northants Assistant Practitioner Group
  • Curriculum Development sub group
  • Commonalities
  • Challenges
  • Developments
assistant practitioners
Assistant Practitioners
  • Cohort 1, 2010 - 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
ap development
AP Development
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Surgical Module
  • The Future
ngh child health assistant practitioners

NGH Child Health Assistant Practitioners

Roles within the:

Neonatal unit,

day case surgery & continuing healthcare

AP Conference. B Sandhu. June 14

the n eonatal ap
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]

continuing healthcare ap
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

day case surgery ap
Day case surgery AP

AP Conference. B Sandhu. June 14

Escorting children to/from theatre [BLS @ competency trained]

Administer medication under direct supervision

Direct documentation to nursing notes

Participation into direct patient care

future extension of ap role
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

not part of ap role
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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