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Haemophilia Centre - CMMCP 20

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Placement Title Haemophilia Centre - CMMCP 20
Your Placement Contact Rachael McDermott - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role


Placement Address Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Haemophilia, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9WL
Placement City/Town: Manchester
Placement Phone 0161 701 8444
Your University Contact: Janice Grant - 0161 295 2795 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Orientation & Student pack
  • Introduction to Unit
  • Tour of Unit
  • Tour of Hospital
  • Allocation of Mentor
  • Off duty around outpatient clinics
  • Spoke placements to be arranged

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • Students assigned named mentor
  • Mentors have regular meetings with clinical placement development manager
  • Mentors attend regular updates and monthly meeting with university

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


8.30am : 4pm



Shift Notes:

Flexibility to fit in school/home visits and late clinics may be required.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Working within a Nurse led service - assessment and treatment planning
  • Day case admissions. Short stay oncology/haematology ward (spoke)
  • Outpatients clinics - 3-4 clinics a week
  • Community visits - school or home
  • Interpersonal skill development relating to caring for children with chronic conditions
  • Management of procedural pain, distraction techniques
  • Basic observations and recording on charts
  • Health education/promotion
  • Close liaison with multi-disciplinary team

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Orems Self Care modified.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Observations ( TPR, BP, O2 sats ), early warning system
  • Accurate record keeping/audit - notes, blood product records
  • Reconstitution and administration of blood products ANTT, hand hygiene
  • Ordering, collection and transportation of blood samples
  • Ordering, collection and administration of blood
  • Setting up of infusions, aseptic procedures
  • Distraction techniques

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Team working
  • Communication, liaison skills
  • Immobilisation of joints - Bandaging/Splinting
  • Setting up clinics and management of clinics
  • Preparation of notes for day-case admission - care pathways
  • Observation/Involvement in parent/patient teaching/training
  • Drug calculations
  • Risk assessment

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Access to internet/intranet
  • Journals, parent information, books, learning packages CD rom, DVD
  • Nursing staff, consultants
  • Rolling training programme, teaching sessions
  • Multi disciplinary team

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Bleeding disorder genetic testing
  • Iron Chelation Therapy
  • Development of Sickle Cell management

Spoke Placements

  • Ward 84 - Oncology
  • Ward 84 - Day-Case Unit
  • Play specialist
  • Haematology labs
  • Social worker
  • Dental department
  • Physiotherapist
  • Haemoglobinopathy Liaison Nurse - sickle cell clinics/visits

Additional Information

We offer students an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic Haematology unit where many skills will be observed and taught. A close liaison with the consultants and multi disciplinary team make this a unique placement for those willing to maximise their learning opportunities.

Practice Educator Facilitator - - 0161 901 1854