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Ward G5 - RBHP 34

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward G5 - RBHP 34
Your Placement Contact Suzanne Lucas, Kath Brown, Ash Hussain - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

G5 is a 25 bedded elective surgical orthopaedic ward. It consists of 3 bays of 7 beds and 4 side wards.

Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390120
Your University Contact: Sarah Ratcliffe - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Assessors and Associate Mentors are allocated prior to placement or on students arrival to the Ward.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.00 - 15.00 with 1/2 hour break


13.00 - 21.00 with 1/2 hour unpaid break as per Trust policy.


20.30 - 07.30

Shift Notes:

In line with University instructions we prefer students not to work long days. If you have any queries with your shifts please discuss with your Mentor. Long day shifts are optional for students. If you are going to be late or are sick, you must contact the ward at the first opportunity.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

The students are involved in pre and postoperative care for patients undergoing joint replacements, arthrodesis, arthroscopes and other elective orthopaedic surgery.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Aseptic technique for wounds
  • Dressing application
  • Insertion/removal of urinary catheters
  • Care of venflon sites and intravenous infusions
  • Removal of sutures/clip
  • Removal of wound drains
  • Observations for the pre and post of patients
  • Use of Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA)
  • Epidurals
  • Discharge planning
  • Admission process and Care Plan
  • Moving and Handling techniques
  • Early warning score
  • Risk assessments
  • Safe medicine administration

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Care of patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Organised, planned teaching session
  • Teaching packs available and a wide range of nursing journals

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Research into development of a wound assessment chart.

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Additional Information

Practice Educator Facilitators - - Royal Bolton Hospital

Updated 06.06.11