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Bury Children's Community Nursing Team - BUPCTP 20

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Placement Title Bury Children's Community Nursing Team - BUPCTP 20
Your Placement Contact Sarah Hilton, Susan Cosgrove - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Children’s Community Nurse / Practice Education Lead

Placement Address Radcliffe Primary Care Centre, 3rd Floor, 69 Church Street Wes, Radcliffe, M26 2SP
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161724 2137
Your University Contact: Edwina Thacker - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Off duty
Students receive orientation pack either via email or on their first day of placement
Introduced to mentor within first week of placement
Orientation to placement area
Allocated to attend home visits and clinics with nursing staff
Students who are on placements for longer than 8 weeks are commenced on Paris training.
Intranet and Internet access

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Yearly mentor updates
Triennial review

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


08:00 - 16:00


12:00 - 20:00


Not applicable

Shift Notes:

Long days: 08:00am – 20:00pm

Notes: Students have the option of working long days or a combination of long and short shifts over four days.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Management of acute conditions eg bronchiolitis or gastroenteritis
Management of chronic conditions eg asthma, eczema or constipation
Home visits and clinics
Care of the child with complex health needs
Palliative care
Intravenous therapy
Subcutaneous injections
Wound care and burns management
Enteral feeding support
Education (patient and families, nurseries, schools and carers)
Diabetes Nurse Specialist
Family support
Ward / GP liaison  
Safeguarding – Team around the child meetings

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Based on Roper, Logan and Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Planning, assessing, implementing and evaluating care for children  
Referral, admission and discharge procedures
Clinical observations – temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation monitoring
Wound care and removal of sutures / staples
Hydration assessments and fluid balance; calculating feeds and fluid requirements
Acute respiratory assessments
Drug calculations and drug administration procedures
Inhaler technique
Health promotion
Multi-disciplinary team meetings
Team Around the Child (TAC) meetings

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Emollient therapy
Gastrostomy and nasogastric tube care
Tracheostomy care
Midazolam training
Epipen training
Observation of Intravenous therapy
Care of the child requiring home oxygen therapy
Stoma care

What resources are available to help students learning?

Intranet access – access to trust policies and procedures
Formal and informal teaching sessions
Nursing journals

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

GP liaison / navigator role
Staff undertaking Non-Medical Prescribing
Staff undertaking the Community Specialist Practitioner course
IV working party – developing in house training.

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Children’s Outpatient Department at Fairfield General Hospital
Immunisation Team
Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist
District Nurses
Paediatric Continence Nurse Specialist

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