To Design Health Systems that Serve the Global Community…Driven by Diversity
Guidelines for Practice
Developed: February 2004
Updated: August 2011
Center for Clinical Excellence
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
Nursing Students Philosophy
Purpose of the Booklet
Introduction to Osler
Pre-Clinical Placement Guidelines
Parking (BCH & EGH)
Student with Preceptor
Pre-Clinical Placement Recommendations
Focus Dare Documentation
Consent to Treatment Act (2001)
Skin Care and Wound Prevention
Infection Prevention & Control – Isolation Requirement Chart
Infection Prevention & Control – contact list
Nursing Students Philosophy
William Osler Health System (Osler) in collaboration with Community Colleges and Universities has developed the following standards for nursing students. It is the expectation that students participating in a clinical experience at Osler will function within those standards at an acceptable level. The staff at the Osler will assist the student meet these standards of excellence through encouragement, support and guidance. We encourage the student to enhance their growth through our innovative, patient focused environment. The goals of our facility are to foster the student’s acquisition of sound knowledge and skill, and to generate knowledge needed to enhance expert nursing practice.
The Nursing Student Standards at Osler
The student will;
1) Learn to promote, to restore and to support health, to prevent illness and to relieve suffering. 2) Provide safe, competent and compassionate care.
3) Be respectful of the client’s values, culture and religion.
4) Strive to establish a therapeutic, trustworthy and caring relationship.
5) Deliver patient centered care, showing excellence through nursing practice.
6) Work to enhance the quality of health of the individuals, families and community in a
7) Maintain client and family confidentiality at all times.
8) Strive to develop his/her own interpersonal skills and to develop leadership qualities.
9) Work with the facility to build strong partnerships to meet the challenges of the health care environment.
10) Develop a higher level of problem solving skills
11) Use evidence based knowledge.
The nursing student represents the nursing profession therefore the student has an obligation to know and appreciate the professional’s values and to incorporate them into his/her own practice. The student should understand the Canadian Nurse’s association Code of Ethics of
Nursing and the College of Nurse’s of Ontario Guidelines for Ethical Behavior in Nursing.
Purpose of Booklet
The intention of this booklet is to give you information on skills that you might be required to perform. It is not our intention to teach the skills but to make you aware of the aspects that are unique to Osler. As per the practice guidelines of the College of Nurses, every nurse is accountable for his/her own practice. This means that a nurse will not perform a skill that she/he does not have the knowledge, skill and judgment to perform.
Introduction to William Osler Health System:
One of the largest hospital corporations in Ontario
Three acute care hospitals (Peel Memorial scheduled for construction 2012, Brampton
Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital).
Currently has 670 beds
More than 170,000 emergency visits per year
Approximately 200,000 ambulatory care visits annually
Home to more than 7,000 births per year – the largest obstetrical program in the province.