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PED - Paediatric Emergency Dept - CMMCP 4

Placement Overview

Placement Title PED - Paediatric Emergency Dept - CMMCP 4
Your Placement Contact Rachael Davies, Lizzy Cafferky - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Placement Address Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Paediatric Emergency Dept, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9WL
Placement City/Town: Manchester
Placement Phone 0161 701 - 9101/9102
Your University Contact: Amanda Miller - 0161 295 2701 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

An induction booklet and tailored induction day. If group of students start together a group induction is arranged.  Each student is assigned a mentor and a support

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Each student will be assigned one Mentor and one support Mentor

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07:30 - 15:30


13:00 - 21:15


20:30 - 08:00

Shift Notes:

Many staff work long days 07.30 to 21.15. Students are invited but not compelled to work this shift.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Emergency resuscitation, stabilisation and transfer of sick infants and children
  • Observation and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
  • Assessment of clinical needs through the triage process
  • Care of children for up to 12hours in the Childrens Clinical Decision Unit

What nursing model is used for planning care?

  • Manchester Triage Guidelines

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

*Assessment - Airway, breathing, circulation, GCS scores, EWS, CSM
*Baseline observations
*Communication with children, parents and carers
*Developing therapeutic relationships including distraction
*Multidisciplinary team working
*Administration of medicines

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Wound Care
  • Burns Assessment and Management
  • Neurological Observations
  • Treatment of minor injuries e.g. tubi-grip, sling, neighbour strapping
  • Basic diagnostic investigations
  • Assessment of trauma

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Student Resource File
  • Reference books
  • Intranet resources e.g. PED emergency treatment protocols in line with NICE guidelines
  • Student teaching packs
  • Useful websites

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Improving Quality Programme Project-Pain Management
Play Therapy

Spoke Placements

Fracture Clinic
Children’s Community Nurses
Child Protection Team
Burns and Plastics After Care Clinic
Trauma Clinic (PED)
Critical Care
Other ward areas

Additional Information

Practice Educator Facilitator - - 0161 901 1854