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Ward 14 - Elective surgical ward/Emergency ENT - PABP 12

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Placement Title Ward 14 - Elective surgical ward/Emergency ENT - PABP 12
Your Placement Contact Kieghly Parker, Sr Jacqueline Trace, Staff Nurse Joanna Young PEL, Staff Nurse Collette Nortley assistant PEL - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Fairfield General Hospital NHS Trust, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161-778 -2514
Your University Contact: Jane Jenkins 0161 295 2734 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

On your first day you will undergo orientation to the ward which includes a guided tour of the ward, and introduction to the staff. You will meet your mentor and the PEL.
Be given you student handbook (Welcome Book)
Shown where the student notice board; student file and student learning resources are located.
Students will be made aware of Trust Training available to them
Any appropriate student documentation will be completed

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

All students will be allocated a mentor.
The Ward has regular night staff so is able to provide a mentor on night duty.
Students also have additional support from ward staff, PELs, PEFs and ULLs.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7.30am - 3.00pm


1.30pm - 9.00pm


8.45pm - 7.45am

Shift Notes:

No twilight shifts available. The ward doesn't not actively encourage students to work double shifts ie: 07.30am until 9.00pm.

Students who have exceptional circumstances necessitating working double shifts will need to have this sanctioned by their personal tutor at University and the ward manager and PEL.

Students can negotiate their off duty with their mentor and the PELs

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Post-operative care
Pre-operative care
Emergency admissions for acute care
Medical care
Elderly Care
Mental Health Care
Learning Disability Care

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney's Model of Nursing Care

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Basic skills relating to communication, personal cleansing and dressing, bowel and bladder/elimination care, eating and drinking, mobilising, maintaining a safe environment. Nursing documentation including risk assessments

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Wound care
Removal of surgical drains/sutures and clips (stitches)
Urinary catheterisation of both male and female patients
Aseptic non touch technique (ANTT)
Blood glucose monitoring/documentation.
Cannula removal/VIP scores (assessing the site where the cannula enters the skin)
Clinical observations
TPR charts and neurological observations
Pre-operative and post-operative surgical care
Tracheostomy care-tube changes/suction/stoma care and emergency care
Nebuliser therapy
Oxygen therapy
Treatment room care of emergency admissions patients
Naso-gastric feeding
Online referrals to members of the Multi-disciplinary team.

What resources are available to help students learning?

Student notice board advertising teaching sessions
Access to Trust libraries both onsite and at other Trust sites
Student File contacting information
Trust intranet/internet to access policies and procedures; health and safety information and educational websites.
Books and journals
Trust teaching sessions
Ward based teaching sessions

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Clinical audits
Dementia care
Possum (mortality and morbidity)
Francis report
Pressure sore prevention
MRSA/CDT pathways
Well organised ward (WOW)
Falls prevention
Infection prevention

Spoke Placements

ENT clinic
Bed manager
Head and neck specialist cancer nurse.
District Nurse Liaison
Pre-op Assessment Clinic (based at the Royal Oldham Hospital, internal transport is available)

Additional Information

The purpose of the ward is to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients thus delivering a prompt and efficient service to our clients.
The staff on the ward will keep updated with regards to research and evidence based practice in order that they are able to meet the needs of patients. Nursing care will be delivered to each patient whilst promoting independence and maintaining confidentiality.
We aim to provide patient centred care to meet the total health care needs of the individual. We endeavour to treat our patients as individuals and respect any cultural and religious beliefs.