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Ward 8 - PABP 21

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Placement Title Ward 8 - PABP 21
Your Placement Contact Jessica Dugdale, Gillian Hamdan, Jennifer Chapman - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Fairfield General Hospotal, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161 778 2520
Your University Contact: Joyce Smith - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students will be given an orientation to the ward and introduced to the trust policies and protocols.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students are allocated a mentor/associate mentor prior to commencement on the unit.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30am - 14.50pm


12.10pm - 20.30pm


20.15pm -  07.45am

Shift Notes:

Shift times will be changing in 2015

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Telemetry Monitoring

Pleural effusion and chest drains

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney's Model of Nursing.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

The placement is geared towards students' individual learning needs.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Non-invasive ventilation, tracheostomy patients and their rehabilitation and weaning off oxygen/tracheostomy, post myocardial infarction patients, palliative care for malignant as well as end stage chronic disorders.

What resources are available to help students learning?

A resource room is continually developed and updated.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • NIV protocol
  • Tracheostomy care guidelines
  • Pleural drainage

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Additional Information

Philosophy of Care

Provided by motivated, knowledge and approachable staff Who are identifiable by name.

To be fully supported by the multi-disciplinary team to a level of independence achievable for each individual and to promote health.

To be treated as individuals irrespective of social, religious or cultural backgrounds.

To be involved in the planning of their own care and discharge arrangements as they wish, and family/friends will be included in any way that the patient wishes.

A right to confidentiality. Those patients who become terminally ill will have a right to a dignified and peaceful death, with support to their family and friends, when requested religious support will be provided.