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Ward 78 - CMMCP 3

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Placement Title Ward 78 - CMMCP 3
Your Placement Contact Lydia Harrison, Ashley Stones, Matthew Parker - 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 7800/7801
Your University Contact: Debbie Fallon - 307 7774 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

*Induction morning with Clinical Educator (suject to availability of Clinical Educator). This includes orientation to the ward, specialities & documentation etc. During this time, induction paperwork will be completed and information given on how to achieve desired learning outcomes & meet any personal development goals.
*Introduced to Mentor/Associate Mentor in first week of placement.
*Student Pack

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student is allocated a mentor and associate mentor.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Early:07.30 – 15.30 – 30 min break
Late: 12.00 – 20.00 – 30 min break
Night:19.30 – 08.00 – 2 x 30 min break
Long Day: 07.30 – 20.00 – 2 x 30 min break

Notes: Our ward works on a two shift system, either long days or nights. Students will be automatically rostered onto these shifts to coincide with their mentor. If you cannot work long days, please e-mail the ward at your earliest opportunity to advise the student link nurses. We will do our best to accommodate individual circumstances.
If there are any problems with your off duty, please highlight this as soon as possible during your placement so we are able to look into adjusting it for you.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Examples include:
Repair of defects for spina bifida, insertion/revision of shunts, tumour debulk, craniofacial surgery, care of head injuries, medicine management for neurological conditions, epilepsy treatment, acute care of children following acquired brain injury prior to transfer for rehabilitation, application of external fixator for correction of congenital and trauma deformities, corrective hip surgery, orthopaedic traction, treatment of trauma injuries, spinal surgery for correction of congenital and degenerative deformities, ear, nose and throat care of a patient with a tracheostomy.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper, Logan & Tierney – Activities of Daily Living

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

*Fluid Balance
*Neuro Obs
*Pre and Post operative cares
*Care Planning
*Admission & Discharge
*Contemporaneous documentation
*NG feeding
*Drug Administration
*Problem Solving
*Time management and prioritisation of workload

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

*Wound Care
*Bed Management
*Care of EVD
*Pin Site Care
*Care of Plaster Cast
*Traction Care
*Catheter Care
*Tracheostomy Care

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Orientation Pack
  • Ward Teaching Packs
  • Multi Disciplinary Team
  • Nurse specialists
  • Teaching Sessions
  • Access to IT to obtain up to date resources

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Quality improvement work and the use of evidence based practice.

Spoke Placements

IV Team
Nurse Specialists (Neurology, Neuro rehab, Neuro Surgery, Orthopaedic & Spinal and Tracheostomies)
Occupational therapy

Additional Information

Ward 78 is a 32 bed unit covering neurosurgery, orthopaedic trauma/surgery, neurology, spinal surgery and ENT. We are situated on 1st floor in RMCH above the main reception.
Please feel free to familiarise yourself with the ward prior to placement by contacting the ward to arrange a visit.

If you have any problems during your placement, please highlight these as early as possible. This will assist us in dealing with the issue & hopefully help to make your placement as enjoyable & beneficial as possible.
You can speak to your Mentor, Associate Mentor, Lydia or Ashley (Student Links), Matt Parker (Education Link), the Ward Manager or Practice Education Facilitator.

Ward Manager - Kathryn Stanton
Practice Educational Facilitator - 0161 901 1854