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Ward G4 (Orthopaedic Surgery) - RBHP 37

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Placement Title Ward G4 (Orthopaedic Surgery) - RBHP 37
Your Placement Contact Claire Bailey (Ward Manager) , Mandy Neal (Placement Education Lead 1) ; Ian Butterworth ( Placement Education Lead 2) - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital. Minerva Rd, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390316
Your University Contact: Anna Gorman - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Please dowload and read the Ward G4 Synergy Welcome Pack prior to commencing placement.

Students will be allocated a mentor on commencement of placement. They will also be supported by clinical coaching by other staff members throughout their placement.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Normally allocated prior to arrival.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7:30 – 3:30pm


12:00 – 8:00pm


7:30 pm – 8:00am (These will be rolled out at some point during the Synergy project dependent on student numbers)

Shift Notes:

Days: Student will NOT be able to work long days

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Emergency trauma Cold surgery - routine. All types of fractures are treated, stabilised with POP (Plaster of Paris) and/or surgical intervention. Manipulation, Scopes, Arthrodesis, nursing patients on traction, nursing patients with mobility deficits.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

All essential care delivery skills will be encountered. Also students can develop aseptic technique in relation to wound care and assessment. Removal of sutures and clips. Management of Intravenous infusions. Care of patients immobilised in plaster of Paris. Pre & post operative care.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

These include care of patients following joint replacement. These include care of patients following joint replacement. Setting up traction. Becoming familiar with plaster check procedures and joint/fracture immobilisers.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Time allocated for development, with the multidisciplinary team, including the Pain nurse, theatre staff and plaster room staff. Weekly organised teaching sessions. Information on orthopaedic conditions is available. Teaching packs on various orthopaedic and general subjects.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Areas of interest to staff include pain assessment diabetes wounds pin sites nutrition. Information can be accessed during placement.

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Additional Information

Download Philosophy of Care document

Please see Welcome pack related to synergy attached. Further Welcome pack available for students when they are on placement on the ward.