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Ward 85 - CMMCP 14

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Placement Title Ward 85 - CMMCP 14
Your Placement Contact Rebekah Hutton, Victoria Miller, Lauren Rayner, Annie Tavendale, Deb Smith - Ward Manager - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Ward 85, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9WL
Placement City/Town: Manchester
Placement Phone 0161 701 8500
Your University Contact: Debbie Fallon UoM - 0161 306 7774 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Mentor
  • Off duty
  • Work with specialist nurses
  • Working with mentor
  • Visits to ECG
  • CF clinic
  • Catheter lab.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student is allocated a mentor, aim to work min of 2 shifts per week with them excluding nights and Annual Leave.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




19.30- 08:00

Shift Notes:

Long Day:- 07.30 - 20.00

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • From general situations to arrest/emergency situations.
  • Most patients are chronically or critically ill and require specialist nursing.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Manchester model, Integrated Care Pathway (ICP)

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Observation
  • Feeding intake output
  • BP meaurements
  • Hygiene cares
  • All aspects of caring for sick child

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Parental teaching
  • Care of long term sick child
  • Social input
  • Specialist nurse role
  • Child protection
  • Care of critically ill child
  • Management of metabolic conditions
  • Management of various conditions
  • Transporting sick infants etc

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • On the job learning
  • Specialist nurse inout
  • Teaching sessions
  • Lots of resources
  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Learning packages

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

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Additional Information

Patient dependency is extremely high with many very sick children.

Practice Educational Facilitator - 0161 901 1854