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Ward B1 - RBHP 85

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward B1 - RBHP 85
Your Placement Contact Yvonne rowbottom - Ward Manager, - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390 132
Your University Contact: Dawn Gawthorpe - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Please download the Student Welcome Pack prior to commencing placement.

Students will be given a tour of the ward, including health and safety, fire, security, meeting staff, introduction to their mentor/assesor, name of their link tutor, ward organisation, moving and handling, major incident issues and patient care delivery.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Mentors are allocated prior to the students arrival.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 15.30


13.00 - 21.00


20.45 - 07.45

Shift Notes:

Long days:- 07.30 - 21.00 (Long days will have to be discussed with ward manager)

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Caring for patients with multiple medical conditions, social needs and clinically advanced illnesses that need support, input and co-ordination of services which consider all the patients circumstances.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney Model of Nursing.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Fluid balance recording and monitoring
  • Male/female urinary catheterisation
  • Dressings
  • Blood glucose monitoring and recording
  • IV drugs Cannulation
  • Drug administration
  • IV fluids
  • Venepuncture
  • O2 therapy
  • Specimen collecting

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Infection Control - Management of Outbreaks
  • Care of Dementia patients
  • Clinical Risk Assessments - Trust Wide

What resources are available to help students learning?

Teaching and Learning packs and journals are available and there is a resource area situated in Sisters office.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Preceptership programme
  • Mentorship programme
  • Patient Group Direction for MRSA
  • High Impact Intervention
  • Complex Discharge Planning
  • Continuing Health Care Screening

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