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Ward 3 Endoscopy - PABP 41

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Placement Title Ward 3 Endoscopy - PABP 41
Your Placement Contact Sister Valerie Blackburn - Send Email
Placement Address Fairfield General Hospital NHS Trust, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD
Placement City/Town: Bury
Placement Phone 0161 778 2554
Your University Contact: Jane Jenkins - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Students can contact the unit two weeks prior to starting on the placement to introduce themselves and to find out who their mentor will be.

Students work Monday to Friday 9-5pm

A Welcome Book will be given to each student on their arrival and a full tour of the unit.

During the student’s time on placement they will rotate through all the different areas of the unit.

The Manager of the Unit is Sister Elaine Graham.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student will be allocated a main mentor but will work with other mentors

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Students will be given scrubs (theatre clothing) to wear while working on Endoscopy but they must wear duty shoes and comply with the Uniform Policy

Uniform must be worn for spoke placements unless otherwise avised

Going to and from placement the student will wear their own clothes

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Pre and Post-operative care of patients undergoing examinations requiring internal scoping. Students will go into the theatres to see the procedures.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Communication skills

Knowledge of procedures

Knowledge of emergency procedures

Knowledge of appropriate documentation

Admission and discharge planning

Meds Management

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Knowledge of social services and support agencies

What resources are available to help students learning?



PEL with teaching qualifications who is developing various leaning opportunities

Spoke Placements

Acute Wards


Specialist Nurses

Additional Information

The unit has very experienced staff with a wealth of knowledge. Mentors are keen to teach and do feel very passionate about this area of nursing.

There may be times where patients are brought into the unit for emergency treatment. During this time the student may be asked to come out of theatre while the patient is stabilised. When the patient is stabilised the mentor will explain to the student the nature of the emergency and what procedures needed to be done to stabilise the patient’s condition.

Prior to starting on this placement students should revise the digestive system, basic liver function, the causes and consequences of basic liver failure.