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Ward 7 - EAU - PABP 22

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Placement Title Ward 7 - EAU - PABP 22
Your Placement Contact Lorna Beswick, Ceri-Ann Mulqueeney, Gemma Beech - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161 778 2507 / 0161 778 2506
Your University Contact: Miriam Gaston - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students will be given an orientation to the ward and will be able to discuss learning objectives and expectations.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students will be allocated a mentor/associate mentor prior to arrival.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


7.30am - 3.30pm


1.00pm - 9.00pm


8.45pm - 7.45am

Shift Notes:

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

All medical and surgical emergencies.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney's Model of Nursing.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Patient assessment and planning of care, basic observations, wound care/dressings, venepuncture/cannulation, catheterisation, suction, CPR.

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Bed management, emergency care, triage, dealing with distressed/bereaved relatives, out-patient Telemetry Varicus Protocols DVT.

What resources are available to help students learning?

A number of teaching packs and text books are available on the ward.

Internet/internet access

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Staff are currently running fortnightly teaching sessions.

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Additional Information

Philosophy of the Emergency Admissions Unit

The staff of the admissions unit are committed to providing skilled care for the patient which recognises their individualist.

We use team nursing as a method of delivering that care. We recognise that patients have certain rights.

They will be nursed in a safe environment. Specialised, skilled care will be delivered with consideration and respect.

They will be told what treatment and care they will receive and have a say in that care.

They will be told in a language they understand.

Their dignity, self respect and independence will be maintained as much as possible.

They will be as pain free and comfortable as possible.

Full support from other disciplines within the trust will be given when needed.

All communications and records will be treated in confidence.

Patients who are terminally ill will be treated with dignity and respect and have a right to a pain-free and peaceful death.

Their loved ones will be given full support.

Nursing staff are accountable in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct.

Staff are supported within the area in their professional development.

Clinical practice is based on nursing knowledge and research.

Quality is an integral part of care with the setting of standards and clinical audit an ongoing part of the service.

We aim to keep good communications between staff, patients and relatives by handovers, meetings and information booklets.