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Ward 79 - Children's Research Facility - CMMCP 73

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Placement Title Ward 79 - Children's Research Facility - CMMCP 73
Your Placement Contact Lauren Lindley, Lisa Watson - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Student Link Nurses - PEL

Placement Address Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital, Hospital Road, Pendlebury, M27 4HA
Placement City/Town: Manchester
Placement Phone 0161 701 8313
Your University Contact: Debbie Fallon - 0161 306 7774 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Orientation to the facility
  • Student orientation workbook
  • Introduction to Mentor
  • Up-to-date student notice board

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

  • Student notice board includes mentor information
  • Mentors attend mandatory annual updates.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?


07.30 - 15.30


13.30 - 21.30


21.00 - 08.00

Shift Notes:

  • Your shift pattern will reflect your Mentors off duty
  • Longer shifts can be negotiated with your Mentor
  • An 8 hour shift includes a 30 minute unpaid break
  • An 11 hour shift includes 1 hour unpaid break
  • Generally we are closed at weekends
  • We are also closed on bank holidays

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Day case admissions
  • Overnight admissions
  • Outpatients appointments
  • Follow up telephone calls/emails

What nursing model is used for planning care?

The Roper, Logan, Tierney Activities of Living Model (1996) has been adapted and incorporated into nursing assessment documentation to be completed on admission for all inpatients.

We use the Nursing Process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to co-ordinate our care, incorporating care planning and Named Nurse policies.

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Communication skills
  • Precise time management skills
  • Assessment (ABC/vital signs/MANCHEWS)
  • Observation of administration of medicine process
  • Holistic family care
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Play therapy and distraction

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Insight into the research process and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Insight into management of the ill child and anaphylaxis
  • Aseptic Non Touch Technique
  • Wide range of study specific clinical skills
  • Advanced IT skills

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Student orientation workbook
  • Study leads and study documentation
  • Multidisciplinary student seminars
  • Computer/internet access readily available throughout the facility
  • Trust Intranet - includes all Trust policies/protocols
  • Practice Education Website - on intranet under Education Trust library

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

We currently have about 30 paediatric clinical research trials running and have numerous on-going initiatives to develop our practice area ie quality and safety initiatives.

Spoke Placements

  • NIHR/Welcome Trust Manchester CRF (Grafton Street) - Facilitation of adult research studies
  • Medicines for Children Research Network - Insight into setting up studies from scratch
  • Willink Unit - Observe what happens after study drugs have been licensed
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit - Insight into the role of research and audit in PICU and difficulties that arise
  • Paediatric Oncology - Insight into how childhood cancer treatment has progressed through clinical trials
  • Various specialist research teams - including gastroenterology, haematology, renal diabetes, cardiovascular

Additional Information

If you have any questions or off duty requests prior to starting your placement please email Lisa or Lauren and we will do our best to help.

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