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Children’s Acute and Ongoing Needs Service - HMRCP 7

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Placement Title Children’s Acute and Ongoing Needs Service - HMRCP 7
Your Placement Contact Lisa Williams, Gemma Bridge - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role


Placement Address Callaghan House Cross Street Off Green Lane Heywood OL10 2DY
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 01706 676 777 - The best method of contacting this placement is via email because the phone system does not have an answer machine and rings engaged when the member of staff is out of the office.
Your University Contact: Nicky Fishburn - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Student pack
  • Mentor and associate mentor allocated
  • Induction to the placement e.g. (working hours, contact details, uniform)
  • Meet the team information
  • Spoke placements including: Childrens Asthma and Diabetes services, Special schools, School nurses, Various MDT members and services available to children and families in the borough of Heywood Middleton and Rochdale

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Generally allocated prior to placement, which the student will be informed of when they make contact with the team.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

Days:- 08.00 - 16.00

Long Day:- 08.00 - 20.00 for 3 days for 3 weeks then 4 days on the 4th week to add up to a 37.5 hr week

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

We look after children and young people from 0-16 years (and up to 19 years if they have special needs). We provide a service to children in the community mainly in their own homes, but also in clinics and in schools occasionally. The children we look after have a variety of acute and chronic conditions, these include:

  • wound care
  • asthma
  • oncology
  • home IV therapy
  • epilepsy
  • diabetes
  • skin conditions
  • constipationchildren with complex needs and those who require enteral feeding.

We aim to shorten the length of hospital stays and prevent children from being re-admitted and provide a service so that children and young people can be looked after at home safely and comfortably.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Caseys Partnership in Care (adapted for community)

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Nursing Assessments
  • Caseload management
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Key skills

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Wound care
  • Burns
  • Nutrition (enteral feeding)
  • Care of the child with diabetes, asthma, complex needs, ventilated children, childhood cancers, chronic constipation, enuresis and transitional care
  • Administration of medication

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Internet
  • journals
  • books
  • teaching packs
  • information files and knowledge from the team members
  • other professionals
  • spoke placements
  • study days.

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Clinical audits, developing evidence based guidance.

Spoke Placements

Special needs schools, child and family centres, paediatric dieticians, behaviour improvement team, drug and alcohol team, paediatric asthma nurses, paediatric diabetes nurse. We will also try to arrange spoke placements depending on individual learning needs.

Additional Information

Please note:-  if you have a child in the catchment area of this Health Visiting or School Nursing team you may not be able to attend due to a conflict of interests, please email Angela Mehr in the Clinical Placements Unit asap to clarify.We are also a teaching practice for medical students.

We would like you learn as much as possible during you community placement, and have therefore provided a package for you to complete during quieter periods or office time.

This includes student information/ induction pack with details of your mentor/associate mentor, shift times and team contact details, please contact the team at your earliest convenience to arrange youre off duty.

In the student pack, you will receive at the start of your placement, you can choose to complete the following in line with your learning objectives, which consist of spoke placement evaluations, drug calculations, and scenarios, these will encourage evidence based practice and critical thinking.

We would like you to produce a piece of work i.e. teaching pack, information leaflet or care plan on a topic of your choice.

The topic should be something relevant to this area of practice and should be referenced. You will need to do some background reading and information finding, so utilise information folders, internet links and the library.

It would also be advisable for you to keep a reflective diary for your daily learning activities, this will help you complete your mid point and final assessments, and consolidate your learning experience with the team.

As a team we really appreciate your comments and would like your constructive feedback in order to improve our learning environment, so at the end of your placement, please take a few moments to complete the student evaluation sheet also enclosed in your package, and hand it in to your mentor.

We look forward to meeting you from the childrens community team.

The best method of contacting this placement is via email because the phone system does not have an answer machine and rings engaged when the member of staff is out of the office.