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Ward 84 Out-patients department and Short Stay Unit - CMMCP 32

Placement Overview

Placement Title Ward 84 Out-patients department and Short Stay Unit - CMMCP 32
Your Placement Contact Kirsty Nicholson - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital, Ward 84 OPD 2nd Floor, Hospital Road, Manchester, M13 9WL
Placement City/Town: Manchester
Placement Phone 0161 701 8411
Your University Contact: Natalie Hill - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Welcome Booklet
  • An introduction to mentors
  • Student Evaluation

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • Students are allocated two mentors while on placement
  • Mentors are kept on the trust live register
  • Students will spend 75% of their time with a qualified mentor

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?






Shift Notes:

Long Days:- 07:30-19:00 (2 short shifts & 2 long days over 4 days)

Clinic allocation:- 08:30-16:30 Night: Not Applicable.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Care and management of a child and family with cancer attending for out-patient appointments
  • Observation of children undertaking day case general anaesthetic for bone marrows and lumbar punctures
  • Interpretation of full blood count results
  • Observation of children receiving intravenous chemotherapy using ANTT
  • Observation of children receiving supportive treatment e.g. blood transfusions and immunoglobulin infusions
  • Observation of haematology children receiving regular blood transfusions
  • Management, assessment and care required of an unwell child on treatment requiring admission
  • Observe and participate in obtaining and recording of vital signs and the identification of a child at risk using the early warning score
  • The role of the multi disciplinary team/MDT meetings

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Nursing Observations
  • Documentation
  • Time management skills
  • Medication management including drug calculations

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Intravenous therapy and ANTT
  • Care of central venous access devices and Mr Viktor
  • The safe administration of blood products
  • The safe administration of chemotherapy
  • The safe administration of Intrathecal chemotherapy
  • The completion of admission documentation, tissue viability, bed rail and STAMP assessments
  • Accurate record keeping within the clinical area
  • Infection control policies and procedures
  • Child Protection Issues
  • Communication skills including telephone advice

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Student notice board
  • Students work books
  • Intranet
  • Articles of interest
  • Useful websites
  • Nurse specialists
  • Specialist Dieticians
  • Specialist Pharmacists
  • Senior nurses and experienced staff

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Childrens cancers are treated following treatment protocols and clinical trials.

The patient environment and patient experience is audited thorough senior leadership walks, matron ward rounds and patient trackers.

Local Clinical Governance groups meet monthly.

Spoke Placements

  • Ward 84 in-patients and bone marrow transplant unit
  • Haemophilia Specialist nursing team
  • Macmillan team
  • Research Nurses
  • Visits to other members of the MDT can be discussed with your mentor

Additional Information

Practice Educational Facilitator - 0161 901 1854