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Ward 75 - CMMCP 27

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward 75 - CMMCP 27
Your Placement Contact Joeley Hatch, Lucy Miller - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9WL
Placement City/Town: Manchester
Placement Phone 0161 701-7500
Your University Contact: Natalie Hill 0161 295 5288 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Off-duty
  • Mentor and second named trained nurse to work with during placement.
  • Student off-duty request book
  • Welcome pack

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • Mentors are allocated prior to the student arrival on the ward. Students should work with their mentor at least two shifts per week.
  • Assessment dates are arranged between students and their mentors.
  • Mentor allocation list can be found in the student folder.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




1300-2100 hrs


20:00 -08:00hrs

Shift Notes:

Long day 07; 30- 2100hrs

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

You will gain experience in many medical conditions such as Asthma ,Diabetes, Eczema, Respiratory infections, diarrhoea and vomiting, pyrexial children, meningitis, urinary tract infection, cerebral palsy, feeding problems and failure to thrive.

You will also gain insight into minor surgery when there is a need for us to take the overspill from other wards.

This also applies to tertiary patients and frequently we have Oncology, renal, neurology endocrine and other conditions being cared for on the ward.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan and Tierney.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Taking and recording vital signs of temperature pulse respirations and blood pressure.
  • Maintaining accurate fluid balance charts.
  • Neurological observations
  • Observation of ANTT
  • Drug calculations and the process of drug administration
  • Naso-gastric/gastrostomy feeding
  • Hygiene cares

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Observation of blood glucose monitoring
  • Observation of setting up Intravenous fluids
  • Observation of the process of giving and recording controlled drugs
  • Management of Diabetes and giving of insulin
  • Undertaking nasopharyngeal aspirate collection
  • Multi-dose inhaler technique
  • Observation of insertion of long lines.
  • Management of central lines

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Access to internet
  • Library facilities in MRI block
  • Nurse specialist
  • Trained experienced staff and doctors

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

  • Mascot trials
  • Use of nebulised magnesium

Spoke Placements

  • I.V. team
  • Home care
  • Diabetes team Cystic fibrosis team
  • Dietitians
  • Physiotherapist/occupational therapist

Additional Information

Listed is a guideline of some of the areas you will experience on ward 75, there are many more.

We are always willing to give you direction in your learning. We welcome questions so dont be afraid to ask. Asking questions will enhance your learning and experience on ward 75.

We want to help you get the best out of your placement. There is such a lot to see and do on the ward and our students are seen as an important part of the team.

Practice Educational Facilitator - 0161 901 1854