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Thoracic Medicine - RBHP 20

Placement Overview

Placement Title Thoracic Medicine - RBHP 20
Your Placement Contact Michaela Bowden - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Respiratory specialist Nurses

Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390891
Your University Contact: Mike Barker - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Please dowload the Student Welcome Pack prior to commencing placement.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors are allocated to students as soon as we know you are on placement with us. You can contact by e-mail or phone.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


8.30am - 4.30pm





Shift Notes:

These are variable depending on the specialist team you are with. There are no night shifts. Some work weekends. There is also one evening clinic per week.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

COPD - Acute exacerbations of COPD, Monitoring stable COPDs, Chronic disease management, Home visits, Nurse led clinics, Assessing & monitoring patients on oxygen, Asthma - Acute exacerbation of asthma, TB - Clinics, home visits, Direct observation therapy, Paediatric nurse led clinics Lung Cancer - From assessment, Diagnosis, Breaking bad news, Palliative care Sarcardosis - Monitoring of condition in clinics Bronchiectasis - Monitoring at home / clinic Physiotherapy input Asbestosis - Monitoring / diagnosis of patients in clinic & at home Interstial - Chronic disease management / oxygen therapy.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Administration of medicines
  • Manual blood pressure/pulse
  • Health promotion/smoking cessation
  • Palliative Care
  • Chronic Disease Management

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Spirometry
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Inhaler technique
  • Assessing the breathless patient
  • Nebuliser care

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Close working with mentor
  • Devising relevant research cards

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Oxygen audit
  • Research based protocols - revised regularly

Spoke Placements

  • Spoke Placement
  • Bronchoscopes
  • Churchill Unit
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Consultant clinics

Additional Information

Practice Educator Facilitators - - Royal Bolton Hospital