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A & E - PABP 1

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Placement Title A & E - PABP 1
Your Placement Contact Emily Jackson, Amie Nuttall - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Practice Education Lead

Placement Address Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Rd, Bury, BL9 7TD
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161 778 2600.
Your University Contact: Melanie Rushton - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Initial orientation pack and introduction to mentors is encouraged / organised in the first few days. Students are encouraged to seer further exposure to related / allied agencies via spoke placements. Students are encouraged to work within all areas of the A+E department gaining exposure and experience with major / minor illness / injury, triage and clinic.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student will be assigned two mentors / assessors who have or are working towards a teaching qualification. Students may also be given an associate mentor as rotation to night duty can often interfere with a seamless mentorship programme. If for any reason students are unable to work with assessors, a nominated qualified member of staff is allocated to work with the student for that shift. All students are given a booklet about the unit and various work / information sheets on arrival at A+E.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 15.00


14.00 - 21.30


21.15 - 07.45

Shift Notes:

Students are able to negotiate off duty but not dictate it. The shift allocation will take into account university guidelines, mentorship shift patterns and student numbers. Students are not able to simply swop shifts as mentorship and supervision needs to be taken into account.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

A variety of patient care situations are available on A+E from major life threatening medical and surgical illnesses to major trauma and related injuries. Minor illnesses and injuries are also seen in A+E together with all mainstream specialities such as ENT, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedics, paediatrics ophthalmology maxillo - facial and cardiology to name but a few.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

There is no definite nursing model used in A&E due to the very varied nature of the work load.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

All basic nursing skills can be learned and practised within the A+E environment.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Many other clinical skills can be observed / practiced, for example: Observation participation of simple wound treatments / closure Observation of application of plaster casts ECG recording Care of critically ill patients ( all specialities).

What resources are available to help students learning?

Introduction booklet, text books, journals, Internet access, resource room, nursing staff, formal and informal teaching sessions.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

The department recently took part in a world wide trial to assess the effectiveness of giving a corticosteroids to recipients of significant head injuries. Many staff are undertaking further study, such as MSc, B.A., B.Sc, Diploma and Emergency Nurse Practitioner ( E.N.P.) courses, many have already attained degrees and ENP status.

Spoke Placements

Access and crisis team.

Additional Information

We are a very friendly team of nurses who aim to make the student placement as informative and interesting as possible. Every nurse is treated with respect and as part of the unit team. You will be expected to work hard and ask questions whilst being under constant supervision and remain supernumary. We do not know what you need to know if you don't tell us! Constructive feedback is appreciated and encouraged.