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Ward C1 - RBHP 25

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward C1 - RBHP 25
Your Placement Contact Emma Midgley, Shauna Barnes - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role
Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390323 / 01204 390324
Your University Contact: Anna Gorman - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Please download the Orientation Booklet.  This contains information about the ward, common medication and treatments along with other invaluable information to enhance your learning experience
  • Orientation to ward and an induction to the placement area
  • A named mentor is allocated
  • There are a variety of spoke placement opportunities which students will be notified about

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated a named mentor before arrival to the ward. The Trust ensures that all mentors meet NMC requirements regarding annual updating and being on the live professional register. 

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30am - 20.00pm with one hour break. 


19.30pm - 08.00am with one hour break. 

Shift Notes:

Please note that the Trust's "Guidelines For Pre-Registration Nurses Working 12 Hour Shifts" should be read whilst on placement. 

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Patients who require nursing and medical care for myocardial infarctions, heart failure (right and left sided), acute chest pain, ischaemic heart disease, acute coronary syndrome, angina, palliative interventions and other medical conditions
  • Procedures involving patients such as the insertion of pacemakers, cardio versions, ECG's, oxygen therapy
  • Opportunities to attend ward rounds and clinics
  • Cardiac rehabilitation

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Tierney and Logan. 

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Holistic care (process of nursing skills)
  • Physiological measurements of vital signs
  • IV Therapy and fluid management
  • Moving and handling
  • Risk assessment
  • Nutritional care/management
  • Wound care assessment and management
  • Infection control prevention
  • Catheterisation
  • Medicine management
  • Reflective practical skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Managing self and others
  • Care of the dying
  • Harm free care

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Development of skills associated with cardiology care. 

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Patients with cardiac problems
  • Teaching packs regarding care management and disease processes
  • Qualified staff with specialist cardiac knowledge and skill expertise
  • Library on site with computer access
  • Student forums

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • MINAP and AQ (AMI and Heart Failure)
  • Harm Free Care
  • Daily audits and analysis of data
  • Intentional rounds and analysis of data
  • Pressure ulcer audit currently being done
  • Links into specialist areas via key nurses to cascade information

Spoke Placements

  • CCU pacing laboratory
  • Heart failure specialist nurse
  • Cardiac liaison team
  • Chest pain nurse.
  • Cardiology lung function laboratory clinics

Additional Information

The ward welcomes all students to feedback on their placement so that the learning environment can be enriched for future student experiences. 


Practice Educator Facilitators - - Royal Bolton Hospital