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E5 - Children & Young People's Unit - RBHP 22

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Placement Title E5 - Children & Young People's Unit - RBHP 22
Your Placement Contact Claire Naylor, Elaine Crossan, Cara Owen, Karen Humphreys - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390405
Your University Contact: Robert Kennedy - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated a mentor/assessor prior to arrival. A ward induction takes place on arrival to ward. Students will work with their mentor at minumum 40% of the time on placement.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 15.30


12.00 - 20.00


19.00 - 08.00

Shift Notes:

Long Days:- 07.30 - 20.00

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Care of children with a variety of health problems - medical, surgical (including orthopaedic, ENT, dental and general surgery), caring for children with compelx needs and care of the critically ill child.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Adapted Roper, Logan and Tierney Activities of Living model.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

CommunicationObservations including use of the early warning scoring systemAdministration of medicines including drug calculations Assisting with preparation of/and clinical investigations Basic cares

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Micturating cystourethrograms (MCU)IV cannulation and intravenous infusions Blood transfusions Care of tracheostomies Enteral feedsPre-assessment, pre/post operative careSedation and MRI scansNeonatal careObtaining samples relevant to careTriaging skills

What resources are available to help students learning?

There is an education centre on site with facilities to research databases and journals and librarians resident for advice on using facilities.There are limited resources available on the ward although there are link nurses with responsibilities such as diabetes, asthma, infection control, HDU, breast feeding etc who arrange teaching sessions for students.There are also many spoke placements available to aid learning such as children's A&E, Community Nursing Team, Neonatal Unit.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Pain management.

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Additional Information

Philosophy of the Child Health Directorate The Child Health Directorate aims to provide full and efficient service to meet the health needs of children in Bolton and neighbouring districts. The care we deliver provides for the child as a whole in recognition of your child's complete physical and emotional well-being. A child and family centred approach is afforded to all aspects of care in keeping with the Children's Act. The Directorate aims to promote good health and prevent illness. When illness does occur we seek to ensure that the care and attention given relieves both physical and emotional distress for your child in the family, at home, school and in hospital. The Child Health Directorate has staff from a variety of disciplines working within a team to provide care for your child in the family, at home, school, and in hospital.

Practice Educator Facilitators - - Royal Bolton Hospital